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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


Book Review: Ian F.W. Beckett, Britain's Part-Time Soldiers*

Ian F.W. Beckett, Britain’s Part-Time Soldiers: The Amateur Military Tradition 1558-1945 (Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2011: orig. MUP 1991), p. 340. ISBN 184884395

Thanks for the heads up. 647 more words

The Universal Truths of Relief in Place

Relief in place, commonly referred to as “RIP,” is that process of one unit changing out with another. I first heard about it shortly before the invasion of Iraq. 183 more words