How to Excel in A Bureaucracy

Book - 2002
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Univ of Nebraska
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 in 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."

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Retired Air Force Major General Smith offers a peek inside the Pentagon, and advice for those who work there. He outlines the Pentagon's organizational structure and more important its culture, complete with do's and don't's, a jargon decoder, and lists of truisms to cover practically every situation a rookie military bureaucrat might find himself in. Non-professional matters like commuting and house-hunting are also discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, 2002
Edition: 3rd ed., rev
ISBN: 9781574883404
Characteristics: xv, 266 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm


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