Initiative and Mission Command

The latest Art of War Paper from CGSC Press examines the principle of initiative.

In this work, Lieutenant Colonel Martin Sonnenberger of the German Army offers a detailed account of how the Prussian and German armies of the last two centuries defined and developed the principle of initiative as part of mission-type tactics (Auftragstaktik). This history offers rich context for understanding how initiative should fit within the US Army’s current concept of Mission Command. To download a copy of this work, click here