Dan McCauley

Dan McCauley is a National Defense University assistant professor at the Joint Forces Staff College located in Norfolk, VA.  Prof McCauley is a retired United States Air Force  pilot and has served in various course director capacities such as air operations, strategy, and theater campaign planning.

The Joint Force requires culturally “savvy” leaders capable of developing a global perspective, able to synthesize diverse viewpoints, and with the ability to collaborate across a range...

Current strategic guidance documents rely upon catchphrases and hyperbole to defer tough national security decision-making.

Simply put, interagency reformists have failed to understand the environment within which they are proposing change.

To facilitate operational success and to provide clarity for Service members, Joint Force leaders must have clear codes of conduct developed for their organizations.

To understand and address the tensions between “winning the present and winning the future” a joint force capable of “deep thinking” is required.

To implement mission command successfully, a shared understanding of the environment, problem, and strategic intent must exist with echelons above and below.