Assignment: Pentagon: How to Excel in a Bureaucracy, 4th Edition by Perry M. SmithAssignment: Pentagon: How to Excel in a Bureaucracy, 4th Edition by Perry M. Smith

Assignment: Pentagon: How to Excel in a Bureaucracy, 4th Edition

byPerry M. Smith, Daniel M. Gerstein

Paperback | June 6, 2007

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Since the first edition of Assignment: Pentagon was published in 1988, great changes have occurred in the international environment, the application of U.S. national security strategy, and the manner in which the Pentagon functions. Now in its fourth printing and with a coauthor to lend a different perspective, Assignment: Pentagon remains the best book for anyone who works for the Pentagon, or for any big bureaucracy for that matter. Eminently readable, Assignment: Pentagon is the essential guide for the newly assigned military person, fresh civilian, and interested outsider to the Pentagon's informal set of arrangements, networks, and functions that operate in the service and joint service world. From the type of wristwatch one needs to how to succeed on the Joint Staff, the book delivers a wealth of practical advice and helpful hints about surviving the pressures and problems of working in "The Building." If you've been assigned to the Pentagon or are starting work for any large company, you need Assignment: Pentagon.
Perry M. Smith is a teacher, speaker, TV and radio commentator and best-selling author. Hundred of millions of television viewers world-wide came to know him during the 1991 Persian Gulf War for his more than 100 appearances as a military analyst for the Cable News Network, the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour and NBC news. Daniel M. Gerstein i...
Title:Assignment: Pentagon: How to Excel in a Bureaucracy, 4th EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:June 6, 2007Publisher:Potomac BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1597970964

ISBN - 13:9781597970969

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