Small Unit Leadership

This is not a book of intellectual theorization, but of specific techniques for leading soldiers on and off the battlefield.”—U.S.N.I. Proceedings “The author condenses volumes of psychological studies into a readable and exciting ...

Small Unit Leadership

What does it take to get the job done? How do you get the men in your unit to do what you say? To follow you into battle and shoot to kill? How you build the confidence that spurs men on to do their job, to stand by their leader and each other? Praise for Small Unit Leadership “Identifies in very specific terms what company grade officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs) must do to ensure winning in land battle.”—Marine Corps Gazette “Colonel Malone tackles the elusive topic of leadership with a real-world, pragmatic approach. This is not a book of intellectual theorization, but of specific techniques for leading soldiers on and off the battlefield.”—U.S.N.I. Proceedings “The author condenses volumes of psychological studies into a readable and exciting book on practical military leadership.”—ARMOR “Colonel Malone not only provides handy guides on what should be done and how it should be done . . . he also aids the reader in how to know that desired results are being achieved.”—Leatherneck

The Decisiveness Of Israeli Small Unit Leadership On The Golan Heights In The 1973 Yom Kippur War

confident leaders who are bold, innovative, and willing to take well-calculated risks can overcome enemies that ... Therefore, a skilled leader of a small unit who can effectively organize his soldiers to fight as a cohesive team can ...

The Decisiveness Of Israeli Small Unit Leadership On The Golan Heights In The 1973 Yom Kippur War

This study is an analysis of the decisiveness of Israeli small-unit leadership on the Golan Heights during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. What allowed the Israeli brigades on the Golan Heights to defeat an Arab coalition that launched a surprise attack with a force that vastly outnumbered the Israelis in men, tanks and artillery? The one advantage the Israelis had was the quality of leadership at the small-unit level. This study begins with a brief review of the strategic and operational situation in the Middle East in 1973. This includes background information on the Israeli and Arab forces facing each other on the Golan Heights and their plans for the defense and attack respectfully prior to the start of hostilities. The majority of the thesis discussion is concerned with the actual battle on the Golan Heights. It highlights the contributions that small-unit leadership made during the battle that allowed the vastly outnumbered IDF to destroy a massive Soviet-style Arab army. This portion of the study also looks at the experiences of those Israeli leaders involved in the fighting. The study then looks at leadership from the Israeli perspective. I define what leadership is and why it is important at the small-unit level. I take a close look at how the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) picks and trains its leaders and what role the Israeli Military Culture plays in that process. The conclusion of the thesis is that the IDF was able to fight and win even though surprised and vastly outnumbered due to the quality of leadership at the small-unit level. This lesson may prove to be important still today as the armies of the Western societies continue to get smaller even though they still face the threat of fighting the massive Soviet-style armies of the “Axis of Evil” for decades to come.

Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders

National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Naval Studies Board, Committee on Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders. capabilities at the small-unit level.

Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders

For the past decade, the U.S. Marine Corps and its sister services have been engaged in what has been termed "hybrid warfare," which ranges from active combat to civilian support. Hybrid warfare typically occurs in environments where all modes of war are employed, such as conventional weapons, irregular tactics, terrorism, disruptive technologies, and criminality to destabilize an existing order. In August 2010, the National Research Council established the Committee on Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders to produce Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders. This report examines the operational environment, existing abilities, and gap to include data, technology, skill sets, training, and measures of effectiveness for small unit leaders in conducting enhanced company operations (ECOs) in hybrid engagement, complex environments. Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders also determines how to understand the decision making calculus and indicators of adversaries. Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders recommends operational and technical approaches for improving the decision making abilities of small unit leaders, including any acquisition and experimentation efforts that can be undertaken by the Marine Corps and/or by other stakeholders aimed specifically at improving the decision making of small unit leaders. This report recommends ways to ease the burden on small unit leaders and to better prepare the small unit leader for success. Improving the Decision Making Abilities of Small Unit Leaders also indentifies a responsible organization to ensure that training and education programs are properly developed, staffed, operated, evaluated, and expanded.

One of Us

Small Unit Leadership Evaluations I and II , which are the OCS equivalents of the enlisted Marine's " Crucible . " Generally , a candidate will hold a leadership billet for 48 hours . At that point the staff will assign new candidates ...

One of Us

This engaging book plunges readers into the culture shock of Marine Officer Candidates School and compares two generations of candidates and officers.

The Ballard Rules

The accumulated knowledge in this valuable book will greatly benefit not only individuals in positions of responsibility, but also those companies or organizations that have multiple levels of leadership.

The Ballard Rules

Drawing on his experiences in the U. S. Marines, in the corporate world, as a coach, and as a small business owner, Greg Ballard now publishes his concise, yet definitive guide for new, junior, and middle level leaders. In addition to the realities, traits, and principles explained in the book, he also details the two overarching responsibilities of leadership and gives the three indicators of effective leadership. He also explains the relationship between responsibility, accountability, and authority. Additionally included are fourteen “Other Thoughts” which are of great value. The accumulated knowledge in this valuable book will greatly benefit not only individuals in positions of responsibility, but also those companies or organizations that have multiple levels of leadership.

Small Unit Leadership

Small Unit Leadership


Army

But these things do not re- the fact that small - unit leadership and prevent its practice . ... can learn all there is to know about could they be when the continuity of climbing a net in two tries . small units and their team training ...

Army


Professional Journal of the United States Army

Development of Small Unit Leadership It has been suggested that the Union cavalry in the Eastern theater did not become effective until Major General Philip H. Sheridan assumed command of the Cavalry Corps in 1864.24 This suggestion ...

Professional Journal of the United States Army


Military Review

Actual combat period in which units were brought up to full was of extremely short duration , our opponents did strength ... On more National Training Center ( NTC ) had achieved only lethal battlefields , small - unit leadership and ...

Military Review


Leadership In The Shenandoah Valley And North Africa Historical Studies In Mission Command

Their training advocated small unit leadership and decision making at the lowest levels. In addition, to maximize unit effectiveness, tactical doctrine was rewritten and frontline combat training schools were established that trained ...

Leadership In The Shenandoah Valley And North Africa  Historical Studies In Mission Command

Mission command, as outlined in Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 6-0, Mission Command, is the contemporary philosophy through which army commanders combine mission, intent, and subordinate initiative to win in unified land operations. Though not known to them as mission command, prominent leaders such as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson used similar concepts. This study specifically examines how these leaders employed three of the six principles outlined in current mission command doctrine. They are: (1) build cohesive teams through mutual trust, (2) exercise disciplined initiative, and (3) provide a clear commander’s intent. Determining the methods that these commanders employed during their celebrated campaigns through the framework of mission command highlights characteristics that will benefit military leaders at all levels. The linkages between these historical campaigns and current mission command philosophy are the focus of this study.

Adaptive Leadership

BOLC is designed to ensure a tough , standardized , small - unit leadership experience that flows progressively from the pre - commissioning phase ( BOLC I , one source of which is ROTC ) through the initialentry field leadership phase ...

Adaptive Leadership


Recruiter Journal

It's called leadership — more specifically small unit leadership I think we can all agree teamwork is not a natural ... is to emphasize the importance of leadership at the station / center level and the skills a small unit leader must ...

Recruiter Journal


The Active Shooter Response Training Manual

This assists small-unit leaders with maximizing their training effort. The individual and collective task lists allow the shift leader to conduct small-unit training (roll call/opportunity/hip pocket training) at their discretion.

The Active Shooter Response Training Manual

The modern Active Shooter Response (ASR) has continually evolved since its inception approximately a decade ago. This change is necessary to continue improvement on the ASR mission. The Active Shooter Response Training Manual provides police personnel with the skills necessary to respond successfully to any active shooter situation. Using establish

Applied leadership

BOLC is designed to ensure a tough , standardized small - unit leadership experience that flows progressively from the pre - commissioning phase ( BOLC I , one source of which is ROTC ) through the initial - entry field leadership phase ...

Applied leadership


The Marine Corps Gazette

Rates : $ 15- $ 30 ; length 500-1500 words . leaders at the fireteam / squad level must first understand ... time in history has the need for Complacency , The Enemy Within , The Enemy Within strong small unit leadership been greater .

The Marine Corps Gazette


Introduction to Leadership

BOLC is designed to ensure a tough , standardized , small - unit leadership experience that flows progressively from the pre - commissioning phase ( BOLC I , one source of which is ROTC ) through the initialentry field leadership phase ...

Introduction to Leadership

"A military science & leadership development program."--Amazon.com.

Encyclopedia of Military Science

Small unit leadership is crucial in such operations, and airborne units around the world pride themselves on producing tough and intelligent leaders. This small unit leadership is crucial not only for the airborne insertion itself, ...

Encyclopedia of Military Science

The Encyclopedia of Military Science provides a comprehensive, ready-reference on the organization, traditions, training, purpose, and functions of today’s military. Entries in this four-volume work include coverage of the duties, responsibilities, and authority of military personnel and an understanding of strategies and tactics of the modern military and how they interface with political, social, legal, economic, and technological factors. A large component is devoted to issues of leadership, group dynamics, motivation, problem-solving, and decision making in the military context. Finally, this work also covers recent American military history since the end of the Cold War with a special emphasis on peacekeeping and peacemaking operations, the First Persian Gulf War, the events surrounding 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how the military has been changing in relation to these events. Click here to read an article on The Daily Beast by Encyclopedia editor G. Kurt Piehler, "Why Don′t We Build Statues For Our War Heroes Anymore?"

Infantry

ASSIGNED READINGS FIRST YEAR Informal sessions were conducted in which anniversaries of famous unit battles , stories of regimental Medal of Honor winners , and other vignettes of unit heritage were used to ... Small Unit Leadership .

Infantry


Soldier s Manual

... Traits of a Leader , Part 2 Principles of Leadership , Part 3 Human Behavior , Part 4 Indicators of Unit Effectiveness Small Unit Leadership Problems of Small Unit Leadership Counseling , Part 1 Counseling , Part 2 Unit Development ...

Soldier s Manual


User s Guide to Marine Corps Leadership

Some of these unit actions include an awareness and vigilance of family problems on the part of small unit leaders . A leadership program within the unit that recognizes and focuses on family problems will effectively enhance unit ...

User s Guide to Marine Corps Leadership