Title page for ETD etd-09292002-133302

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Tehan III, William J.
URN etd-09292002-133302
Title Douglas MacArthur- An Administrative Biography
Degree PhD
Department Public Administration and Public Affairs
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Rohr, John A. Committee Chair
Goodsell, Charles T. Committee Member
Kronenberg, Philip S. Committee Member
Wamsley, Gary L. Committee Member
Wolf, James F. Committee Member
  • Public Administration
  • Administrative Biography
  • Douglas MacArthur
Date of Defense 2002-08-30
Availability unrestricted
For more than a half century Douglas MacArthur was a servant of the United States. He is best remembered as a general and a soldier, especially for his leadership during World War II and the Korean War. MacArthur was also the Superintendent of West Point, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Generalissimo ( Commander) of the Armed Forces and Military Advisor (Minister of Defense) to the President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, and the Supreme Commander Allied Powers and the Military Governor of occupied Japan. In these positions he functioned not as a soldier, but as a senior public administrator. The dissertation will begin by establishing the military as a valid and unique field of Public Administration. Contributions of military adminstration to the discipline of Public Administration will then be examined. The dissertation will examine MacArthur's professional and academic training for his previously listed administrative posts. A determination and analysis of MacArthur's theoretical and applied approaches to Public Administration and General Management Theories will be made. The analysis of MacArthur's performance in his administrative positions will be made against a backdrop of contemporary Public Administration Theory.
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