The evolution of communications in the military as it relates to leadership will review the different means and methods of communications that have been used throughout U.S military history. This will be accomplished using a chronological format. Starting in the Revolutionary time when horseback riders and written communications were the primary means for commanders to relay orders to subordinates, through the invention of the telegraph, that was one of the most significant communications methods developed during the first one-hundred years of United States history. From the telegraph to wireless technology and finally to present day and the widespread use of satellite communications. A comparison of the effectiveness between interpersonal communications and technological methods for communicating will be made. Although it is hard to quantify, the effects on leadership will be discussed. This project is a learning experience in military history and technology. It will be interesting to see how communications within the military evolved.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2017

Senior Project Advisor

Mrs. Regina Arnold

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

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