MILITARY LEADERSHIP, ATTITUDINAL DEVELOPMENT,
AND THE CORRECTIONAL SUPERVISOR
LESSON DESCRIPTION: This lesson will discuss the key role that leadership plays in an Army
correctional facility and how that role affects both cadre and prisoners.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Discuss the key role that leadership plays in an Army correctional facility.
You will have this subcourse.
You must demonstrate knowledge of the task by scoring at least 70 percent
correct answers on the subcourse examination.
REFERENCES: AR 190-47 and FM 22-100.
The term leadership is an all-encompassing term that is at the very heart of the military profession.
Without leadership, the best men, the most efficient organization, a superior logistics system, and
the finest weapons that can be produced by modern technology cannot be meshed to realize full and
proper potential as a fighting force. With leadership, inferior forces with obsolete equipment and
meager supplies have accomplished "miracles" as the long history of warfare can attest.
Leadership, then, is both a necessary and sufficient requisite for any professional military
PART A - Discuss the key role that leadership plays in an Army correctional facility.
1. To correctional supervisors, leadership has a very special meaning. Too often we use the
more general term supervision without knowing precisely what it means. Proper supervision is
simply applying good leadership. The junior enlisted personnel with whom you come into contact
look to you for leadership; it is your responsibility to provide them the guidance that is necessary
for them to develop and maximize their own leadership abilities. This is particularly important
because these junior personnel are in close proximity with prisoners. Prisoners themselves are too
often in confinement or other correction facilities because of a lack of leadership or poor leadership
at a critical time in their lives. The proper application of leadership is a major factor in correctional