Leonard Wong

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Leonard Wong
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1980 - 2000
Rank Lieutenant colonel
Commands held Director of the Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis (OEMA)
Other work Instructor United States Military Academy,
Strategic Studies Institute researcher

Leonard Wong is a Research Professor of Military Strategy (Human and Organizational Dimensions) in the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College, who focuses on the human and organizational dimensions of the military,[1] and is a published author on leadership strategy. Wong is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, and an M.S.B.A. and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. His 1992 thesis was on The effects of cohesion on organizational performance: a test of two models using performance data of unit battles at the U.S. Army's National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.[2] He joined the Strategic Studies Institute in July 2000 after serving 20 years in the United States Army, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. His army career included assignments teaching leadership at West Point, serving as an analyst in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army and in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, and serving as the Director of the Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis (OEMA).[3] He has authored several articles, chapters, and papers on organizational issues in the Army such as downsizing, leadership, junior officer retention, professionalism, and innovation in the military.

His published research has led him to locations such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, and Vietnam and has been highlighted in media such as The New York Times,[4] The Wall Street Journal,[5] Washington Post,[6] The New Yorker,[7] CNN,[8] NPR,[9] PBS,[10] and 60 Minutes.[11]

Published works[edit]

  • Wong, Leonard; Hunt, James G.; Dodge, George E. (1999) Out of the Box Leadership: Transforming the Twenty-First Century Army and Other Top Performing Organizations. Stamford, CT: Jai Press. ISBN 0-7623-0548-7
  • Wong, Leonard (2000) Generations Apart: Xers and Boomers in the Officer Corps. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. ISBN 1-58487-038-9
  • Wong, Leonard; Struop, Theodore G. (2000) 'Re-establishing the force: the revolution in military affairs in the human resource and leadership systems', in Stuart A. Cohen (ed.) Democratic Societies and Their Armed Forces: Israel in Comparative Context. London : Portland, OR: Frank Cass. ISBN 0-7146-5038-2
  • Wong, Leonard (2001) Maintaining Public Support for Military Operations. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. OCLC 48769331
  • Wong, Leonard (2002) Moral Dimensions of American Military Strategy: U.S. Army War College 13th Annual Strategy Conference. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. OCLC 50297019
  • Wong, Leonard (2002) Stifled Innovation?: Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Today. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. ISBN 1-58487-064-8
  • Wong, Leonard (2003) Why They fight: Combat Motivation in the Iraq War. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. ISBN 1-58487-133-4
  • Wong, Leonard (2003) Developing Adaptive Leaders: the Crucible Experience of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. ISBN 1-58487-167-9
  • Wong, Leonard (2003) Strategic Leadership Competencies. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. OCLC 56390032
  • Wong, Leonard; Bliese, Paul; Mcgurk, Dennis (2003) 'Military Leadership: A Context Specific Review', in The Leadership Quarterly 14, no. 6: 657.
  • Wong, Leonard; Lovelace, Douglas C. (2004) Homeland Security and Civil Liberties. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. OCLC 56124189
  • Wong, Leonard (2005) 'Leave No Man Behind: Recovering America's Fallen Warriors' in Armed Forces & Society, 31, no. 4: 600-622. ISSN 0095-327X
  • Wong, Leonard (2006) CU @ the FOB: How the Forward Operating Base is Changing the Life of Combat Soldiers. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. ISBN 1-58487-237-3
  • Wong, Leonard; Lovelace, Douglas (2007) Knowing When to Salute. Fort Belvoir, VA: Defense Technical Information Center. OCLC 227939975
  • Wong, Leonard (2008) Civil-Military Relations in a Post-9/11 World. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. OCLC 247106507
  • Wong, Leonard (2010) 'The officer corps in the all-volunteer army: the American experiment continues', in Stuart A. Cohen (ed.) The New Citizen Armies: Israel's Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-56546-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strategic Studies Institute
  2. ^ The effects of cohesion on organizational performance: a test of two models Thesis dissertation
  3. ^ Wong, Leonard (October 2000). "Biographical Sketch of the Author". Generations Apart: Xers and Boomers in the Officer Corps. Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  4. ^ Cohen, Noam (16 April 2007). "Watching the War and Acknowledging the Dead". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Dreazen, Yochi J. (26 January 2008). "Army Effort to Retain Captains Falls Short of Goal". The Wall Street Journal. 
  6. ^ Ricks, Thomas E. (6 July 2004). "U.S. Army Changed by Iraq, but for Better or Worse?". Washington Post. 
  7. ^ Baum, Dan (17 January 2005). "Battle Lessons". The New Yorker. 
  8. ^ Blitzer, Wolf (7 February 2005). "Violence in Iraq". News from CNN. CNN. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  9. ^ Inskeep, Steve (25 July 2008). "Rhetoric Aside, Afghan Ramp-Up Will Take Time". Morning Edition. NPR News. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  10. ^ http://www.icitizenforum.com/primary-links/resources/dialogues-democracy/dialogues-democracy-life-liberty-and-pursuit-happiness
  11. ^ Leung, Rebecca (8 May 2005). "Duty, Honor, Country: West Point Graduates Train for a Non-Traditional War on Terror". 60 Minutes. CBS. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 

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