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Post Platoon Leader Series: Buy the unit coffee mug

This post is part of a series that attempts to add something to the “platoon leader advice” category beyond the typical “be good at everything at all times and you’ll be fine” variety. 328 more words

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Post Platoon Leader Series: The Psychological Impact of the Platoon Leader and Platoon Sergeant Working as One

This post is part of a series that attempts to add something to the “platoon leader advice” category beyond the typical “be good at everything at all times and you’ll be fine” variety. 450 more words

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Post Platoon Leader Series: Use your Battalion Command Team

This post is part of a series that attempts to add something to the “platoon leader advice” category beyond the typical “be good at everything at all times and you’ll be fine” variety. 395 more words

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Post-Platoon Leader Series: Take pictures, share them

Ok, so I actually haven’t been a platoon leader for about six months now. I’m in transition mode, and I’ve had some time to reflect on the experience and evaluate what was useful and what was not. 419 more words

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APFT Scores: Shame and Pride

My first squad leader was a fan of using shame and pride as a means to motivate soldiers, especially when it came to physical fitness. He built a wooden board and painted it black and yellow and hung it up in the platoon hallway. 535 more words

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"If you think snot rockets are gross..."

This is a guest post from Andrew Steadman who writes at The Military Leader.

If you think snot rockets are gross…

I had a lesson hit me the other day on a run. 388 more words

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Twitch Plays Army Career!


I was talking with an officer the other day who is getting out of the Army. The conversation drifted into his reasons for getting out and the much-hyped “junior officer exodus.” One of his major complaints is something I’ve written about before, which is how demoralizing it can be to see your entire career… 349 more words

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