Battalion Commander

Company Commander Initial Counseling: Tips for Battalion Commanders

If you are a Battalion Commander, you have the responsibility to sit down with your new Company Commanders and do an initial counseling with them.  A verbal counseling is not good enough either!  It should be in writing. One of the most important parts of your job is developing your direct reports!  And the best …

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Suggested Reading List for Battalion Commanders

Here is my list of suggested reading for Battalion Commanders in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves.  Most of these books I have read myself and some of the other titles were recommended to me by some of my former Battalion Commander friends.  They are listed in no particular order. Battalion Commanders at War: …

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Before You Take Battalion Command: Four Things to Do

Today, I’d like to share four things you should do before you take Battalion Command.  These are some recommended tips from some former Battalion Commander friends of mine.  I hope you find the tips helpful. # 1 Draft up a Game Plan of Your Goals and Vision for the Unit and Yourself When you have …

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Five Reasons to Be an Army Battalion Commander

Today, I want to share five reasons to be an Army Battalion Commander in the USAR or ARNG.  I’m sure these tips apply to active duty officers too.  Although I was never personally a Battalion Commander myself (I resigned as a Major) I did interview some of my friends and peers that are former Battalion …

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What is the Best Type of Battalion to Command?

What is the best type of battalion to command?  This is really a double-edged-sword type of question.  But, I will do my best to answer it as I see it.  For the most part, this article pertains to USAR and ARNG officers. Let me begin by telling you that getting a battalion command of any …

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Army Battalion Commander Duties

The purpose of this article is to teach you about Army Battalions, Battalion Commanders and the Battalion (BN) Commander duties and responsibilities. First of all, let’s take a minute to discuss an Army battalion. An Army battalion normally consists of 400-800 Soldiers. Depending on the mission and structure of a unit, sizes can vary. Most …

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