Operation Coronet would be launched four months after Olympic, and would utilize airfields on Kyushu to contribute to the invasion of Honshu. The goal was to destroy all opposition forces on the Kanto Plain and seize and occupy the Tokyo-Yokohama area. MacArthur planned to use the First and Eighth Armies, consisting of 10 infantry divisions, along with three marine divisions and two armored divisions, to make the initial assault. After seizing the Kanto Plain, the armies would be reinforced by 10 more divisions. As in Olympic, the Coronet assault would be preceded by bombardment by air and naval forces. “The total defeat of Japan’s armies in the core of the Empire,” the Reports note, “was the overall primary objective.”
General MacArthur leadership
Analyse the operational performance of a 20th or 21st century military commander in terms of leadership effectiveness using the Defense Leadership Model or another leadership model from the literature to support your analysis.
A 4 page research paper that contrasts and compares the leadership styles of Generals Douglas MacArthur and George Patton, who were two of the most brilliant military leaders that the United States has ever produced. But while they both shared this distinction, their leadership styles were quite different. MacArthur was analytical and remote from his men; Patton was also logical of mind but also understood psychological factors far better than MacArthur, so was viewed by his men much more favorably. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
A 6 page paper which juxtaposes Orwell�s fiction with MacArthur�s fact, considering through historical data how much about hysteria and mind control American people can be controlled and misled by a government conspiracy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
This 2.5-page paper analyzes General MacArthur's Farewell Speech to the Cadets at West Point and how it applies to mainstream America today. There is 1 source cited.
"I want you to know that when I cross the river my last conscious thoughts will be of The Corps, and The Corps, and The Corps." General MacArthur was the epitome of the American soldier as well as his voice.
fallacies of argument
General Douglas MacArthur
General Douglas MacArthur's
Sylvanus Thayer Award
May 12th, 1962
West Point Academy, NY
Video (from a movie, not real)
MacArthur played by Gregory Post
General MacArthur was receiving the Sylvanus Thayer Award for his military service.
Name: Douglas MacArthur
Leader of National Guard 42nd division in WWI
Chief of Staff for US Military (1930s)
Commander of Southwest Pacific in WWII
Superintendent of West Point
Led United Nations forces in Korean War
At the time, this speech was given to cadets and commanding officers at West Point Academy
This speech can be for anyone in the armed forces.
To show the cadets at West Point
the ideals that they need to stand
by in their lives as soldiers and leaders of the military.
MacArthur uses few fallacies of argument to strength his speech and make it more difficult to disagree with.
15 pages. The leadership styles of military generals Douglas MacArthur, James Gavin, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., and George Patton are discussed in this comprehensive and interesting paper. Conclusions are drawn as to which general was the most effective, which was the least effective, and why, as well as how and why these leadership styles worked for each the way that they did. Bibliography lists 13 sources.
Always through the bloody haze of their last reverberating shot, the vision of gaunt, ghastly men reverently following your password of: Duty, Honor, Country." He uses imagery to bring conditions and feelings to the subjects of his praise and it is these feelings which tie the audience to the soldiers.
General Douglas MacArthur was an honored veteran in three wars and went on to serve as superintendent of West Point, chief of staff of the Army and field marshal of the Philippines.
An 8 page paper outlining the military career of this one star general. This paper emphasizes the importance of MacArthur�s philosophy that �On the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that on other days and on other fields will bear the fruits of victory�. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 3 page essay is based on the premise that the writer is applying to be on the committee that selects the recipients of MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, the "genius award." The essay concerns the criteria used for this selection. Bibliography lists 1 source.
This fallacy is shown by MacArthur discrediting those who may disagree with him.
Soft and almost solemn, shows a deeper meaning of the speech.
5 pages in length. The writer discusses MacArthur from two different perspectives: as an accomplished military leader and as an egotistical power monger. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
5 pages in length. Masahiro Shinoda's 1984 film production of "MacArthur's Children" addresses these postwar changes as they relate to a small Japanese village that has been overtaken by MacArthur's troops. Through humor and drama combined, "MacArthur's Children" poses many questions yet offers few answers. No bibliography.