The resilience of the military leader – defining traits and its ability to influence the operational environment


  • Marius Iulian BADIU ”Mihai Viteazul” 30th Guards Brigade, Bucharest, Romania
  • Laura-Alexandra ȚICĂ ”Mihai Viteazul” 30th Guards Brigade, Bucharest, Romania



operational environment;, resilience;, military leader;, challenge; occupational stress;, capacity.


The military environment, by its very nature, is recognized as a source of occupational stress. The military’s approach to measuring stressors, analyzing and comparing them with the capacity to cope, gives rise to both distress and eustress. Challenges arise when the effects of stress surpass an individual’s ability to adapt, hindering their response to new demands. Military organizations highly value resilience as the key to effectiveness and success. In the military context, resilience can be viewed as a process, skill, or outcome, wherein military leaders exhibit the ability to confront fear, navigate outside their comfort zone, and overcome
challenging moments in pursuit of a greater purpose

Author Biography

Marius Iulian BADIU, ”Mihai Viteazul” 30th Guards Brigade, Bucharest, Romania

Născut la 18.08.1980, în com. Dolhasca, județul Suceava, actualmente doctorand în domeniul ştiinţe militare, în cadrul Universității Naționale de Apărare „Carol I”.


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How to Cite

BADIU, M. I. ., & ȚICĂ, . L.-A. . (2023). The resilience of the military leader – defining traits and its ability to influence the operational environment. BULLETIN OF "CAROL I" NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY, 12(2), 134–141.