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Sesquicentennial Observance: The soldiers' experience was more than combat

Yes, the experience of the Civil War soldier was much more than days of battle.  We can all agree with that, right?  There were days spent marching.  994 more words

American Civil War

Strategic Guidance at the Tactical Level

Sometimes, the things that I read about online that seem to be important to the Army or the military are very different from the things that seem to be important at the platoon level. 180 more words


The Tough Cookie Crumbles

In my former job, I was often called upon to mete out justice — all teachers are.  It falls upon all school staff to make sure that students follow the rules: wear the uniform appropriately, keep your hands to yourselves, respect others, abide by the honor code, etc. 559 more words

Week 8 - Artist Interview - Brian Davis, BFA CERAMICS

My artist interview for week 8 is Brian Davis.

This week’s art display was very interesting. It was something that you do not see everyday when it comes to “artwork”. 296 more words


PlatoonLeader.net: The Junior Officer's Best Kept Secret

I remember stumbling upon the now re-appropriated companycommand.com many years ago when I was still enlisted. I must have been searching for something Army related, and found myself on the site. 453 more words


The Platoon Leader's Most Powerful (and annoying) Weapon

Traditionally, it’s the radio.

But today, in an era where the PL spends much more time managing personalities and painting a picture for higher than analyzing terrain or calling for fire, it’s hard to argue that there is any tool more useful than the smartphone. 857 more words