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Boot Camp to Boardroom: Making a Success of Leaving the Military

by Claire Lyell and Antoine Tirard

How to let go of military life and move on to civic street?

This article aims to explore, via the story of five former military men and women, exactly what the transition feels like, with more or less support, and seeks lessons in making it more effective and manageable from both sides. 24 more words


Military Officers: Confidence, Competence, Arrogance & Judgement

“Perhaps he had exceeded the measure of confidence that was innate to his nature. That was what ultimately separated the lesser officers from the best, Cato had come to learn. 42 more words


Leadership: Self-control, Pride & Animals!

“He tried to teach them that the first key to leadership was self-control, particularly the mastery of pride, which was something more difficult, he explained, to subdue than a wild lion, and anger, which was more difficult to defeat than the greatest wrestler. 77 more words


ISIS: We Have A New Plan (Again)

I have been criticizing the Obama admin for their lack of  workable solution to the conflicts we are now fighting…..the problem as I see it it is that the “planner4s” have this “old school” military mind that cannot deal with the wars of the 21st century…..asymmetrical wars….. 89 more words

International Situations

Still Awaiting New GRU Chief

On 13 January, Kommersant’s Ivan Safronov wrote that late GRU Chief General-Colonel Igor Sergun’s successor will be one of the military intelligence directorate’s current deputy chiefs:  Vyacheslav Kondrashov, Sergey Gizunov, Igor Lelin, or Igor Korobov. 440 more words

Military Leadership

Army Commanders

Time to update the leadership lineup for Russia’s army-level ground formations.

Here’s the rundown of armies, headquarters, MD/OSK, and commanders:

1st TA…Bakovka…Western…General-Major Aleksandr Chayko… 337 more words

Military Leadership

Officers: Good versus Bad...

“The difference between a good officer and a poor one,” said Burke, “is about ten seconds.“ (Potter, 2005, p.73).

Arleigh Albert ‘31-knot’ Burke (1901-1996)

US Navy Admiral who took part in WW2 and Korea. 13 more words