SUBJECT: Most significant change made to ADRP 6-22 Army Leadership (AUG 2012) from FM 6-22 Army Leadership (OCT 2006)
a. FM 6-22, Army Leadership: Competent, Confident, and Agile, 12 October 2006.
b. ADRP 6-22, Army Leadership, August 2012
2. I do not believe that there is one single significant change made to the Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 6-22 from the FM 6-22. The FM 6-22 establishes the Army leadership principles that apply to all members of the Army, military and civilian, and outlines the attributes and core leader competencies required of Army leaders. ADRP 6-22 expounds on the principles given in FM 6-22, defines the levels of leadership (direct, organizational, and strategic), and describes the attributes and core leader competencies across all levels. This memorandum will look at how the ADRP 6-22 expounds on the principles given in FM 6-22.
3. Part One of both the FM 6-22 and ADRP 6-22 are titled THE BASIS OF LEADERSHIP. Both are very similar in the Fundamentals of Leadership and Roles and Levels of Leadership, but ADRP goes into more depth with sections on Mission Command, Formal and Informal Leadership, and Attributes.
4. Mission Command is the ability of a leader to develop, motivate, and trust subordinates to overcome adversity and complete the mission based on the commander’s intent. Mission command requires leaders to be able to critically and creatively solve problems. The leader must be a skilled communicator, so that the subordinates can understand the mission. The leader must be inspirational, adaptive, and lifelong students of the Army profession.
5. Formal leadership is given to individuals based on assignment to positions of responsibility and a function of rank and experience. A formal leader imposes authority on their subordinates through orders and directives.
6. Informal leadership exists throughout every organization. Informal leadership is...