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Assignment [electronic resource] : Pentagon : how to excel in a bureaucracy / Perry M. Smith, Daniel M. Gerstein.

By: Smith, Perry M. (Perry McCoy).
Contributor(s): Gerstein, Daniel M, 1958-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2007Edition: 4th ed., rev.Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 273 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781612343570 (electronic bk.); 1612343570 (electronic bk.).Other title: Assignment Pentagon.Subject(s): Pentagon (Va.) | United States -- Armed Forces -- Management | United States. Department of Defense -- Management | USA -- Verteidigungsministerium | HISTORY / Military / Other | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military ScienceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Assignment.DDC classification: 355.60973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
pt I. The Pentagon : an introduction. A view of the building ; The Pentagon : realities and myths ; Pentagon truisms ; The strange language of the puzzle palace -- pt II. The key players. Where were you when the page was blank? The agony and ecstasy of the Action Officer ; Branch and Division Chiefs : a forgotten breed ; Flag Officers, senior civilian and political appointees : the need for leadership ; The Services ; The Joint Staff ; The Office of the Secretary of Defense ; The Interagency arena ; Working with defense contractors ; The Pentagon's constituents -- pt III. Running the Pentagon. The complex pattern of rivalry and competition ; Understanding the process (and keeping the gears turning) ; Operating in the tank : A view from the inner sanctum ; How to give and receive briefings in the Pentagon -- pt IV. Enjoying the tour. Rules of thumb : helpful hints on how to get ready to work, survive, and thrive ; Difficult bosses ; Military ethics in the Pentagon ; The heartbreak of house hunting ; Family, cultural, academic, and job opportunities ; Conclusions -- Appendix A : Recommended references -- Appendix B : Transition into the Pentagon checklist -- Appendix C : Interviewing -- Appendix D : Glossary Appendix E : Department of Defense.
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pt I. The Pentagon : an introduction. A view of the building ; The Pentagon : realities and myths ; Pentagon truisms ; The strange language of the puzzle palace -- pt II. The key players. Where were you when the page was blank? The agony and ecstasy of the Action Officer ; Branch and Division Chiefs : a forgotten breed ; Flag Officers, senior civilian and political appointees : the need for leadership ; The Services ; The Joint Staff ; The Office of the Secretary of Defense ; The Interagency arena ; Working with defense contractors ; The Pentagon's constituents -- pt III. Running the Pentagon. The complex pattern of rivalry and competition ; Understanding the process (and keeping the gears turning) ; Operating in the tank : A view from the inner sanctum ; How to give and receive briefings in the Pentagon -- pt IV. Enjoying the tour. Rules of thumb : helpful hints on how to get ready to work, survive, and thrive ; Difficult bosses ; Military ethics in the Pentagon ; The heartbreak of house hunting ; Family, cultural, academic, and job opportunities ; Conclusions -- Appendix A : Recommended references -- Appendix B : Transition into the Pentagon checklist -- Appendix C : Interviewing -- Appendix D : Glossary Appendix E : Department of Defense.

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