Assignment: Pentagon : how to excel in a bureaucracy

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c2007.
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Since the first edition of Assignment: Pentagon was published in 1988, great changes have occurred in the international environment, the application of U.S. national security strategy, and the manner in which the Pentagon functions. Now in its fourth printing and with a coauthor to lend a different perspective, Assignment: Pentagon remains the best book for anyone who works for the Pentagon, or for any big bureaucracy for that matter. Eminently readable, Assignment: Pentagon is the essential guide for the newly assigned military person, fresh civilian, and interested outsider to the Pentagon’s informal set of arrangements, networks, and functions that operate in the service and joint service world. From the type of wristwatch one needs to how to succeed on the Joint Staff, the book delivers a wealth of practical advice and helpful hints about surviving the pressures and problems of working in “The Building.” If you’ve been assigned to the Pentagon or are starting work for any large company, you need Assignment: Pentagon.
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table_of_contents Preface to the fourth edition -- 1. Introduction -- Part I. The Pentagon: 2. A view of the building ; 3. Realities and myths ; 4. Pentagon truisms ; 5. Learning the language -- Part II. The key players: 6. Where were you when the page was blank? The agony and ecstasy of the Action Officer ; 7. Branch and Division Chiefs ; 8. Flag Officers, Senior civilian and political appointees ; 9. The Services ; 10. The Joint Staff ; 11. OSD ; 12. The Interagency ; 13. Corporate America ; 14. The Pentago's constituants -- Part III. Running the Pentagon: 15. The complex pattern of rivalry and competition ; 16. Understanding the process (and keeping the gears turning) ; 17. Operating in the tank: A view from the inner sanctum ; 18. How to give and receive briefings in the Pentagon -- Part IV. Enjoying the tour: 19. Rules of thumb: Helpful hints on how to get ready to work, survive, and thrive ; 20. Difficult bosses ; 21. Military ethics in the Pentagon ; 22. The heartbreak of house hunting ; 23. Family, cultural, academic, and job opportunities ; 24. Conclusions -- APPENDIXES: A. Annotated bibliography ; B. Transition into the Pentagon checklist ; C. Interviewing ; D. Glossary -- Index -- About the authors.
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