General Dempsey's 2012 Mission Command White Paper

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Mission Command. The decentralized approach of mission command fosters trust and continual dialogue from commanders to subordinate leaders; allowing them to be adaptable, creative, and critical thinkers that will impel individuals at all levels to prevail in unified land operations. In General Dempsey’s 2012 Mission Command white paper, he emphasizes the role of the commander to not only explicitly give his intent but to trust his subordinates to act on his intent to perform the mission. The Army has many institutional facilities and training environments that allow commanders to establish a dialogue and visualize their subordinates performing their mission essential tasks to a level of proficiency. However, trust is not a task built

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