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Running head: A SHIFT FOR LIEUTENANT COL. ADAMS1Case Analysis: A Shift for Lieutenant Colonel AdamsStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
A SHIFT FOR LIEUTENANT COL. ADAMS2Case Analysis: A Shift for Lieutenant Colonel AdamsAssessing Lt. Col. John Adams Ability to Meet the Challenges of the Base AdministrationPositionIn an attempt to reduce the defense budget as per the new government requirements, Col.Adams had to make scores of decisions with complex ethical dimensions. With the need toreduce the base personnel, both civilians and military, Col. Adams had to make a decision onwho to stay, why, and in what areas (Northouse, 2018). Giving in to resistance from othersections, he mandated further reductions in his own section. Unexpectedly, the governmentapproved applications for early retirements causing shortages in critical areas. The remainingstaff had to stretch their working time to late evenings and weekends to meet demands.The case presents a scenario of leadership failure in which Col. Adams made decisionsthat deepen the problems of the base rather than solving them. Despite having the will to tackle