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Army Airspace Command: Top 7 Cool Facts

It is a must that the United States Army has a system that ensures the safety of helicopter pilots and personnel aboard any of their aircraft. With so much air traffic, there must be set procedures and that is where Army Airspace Command comes in. In today’s post, I am going to give you the …

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National Guard Zombie Training: 13 Cool Things You Should Know

Does the United States Army know something that we as citizens have not been made aware of? Is it just an elaborate joke or prank? Is the Army National Guard actually training for a possible zombie apocalypse? The answers in order are no (but probably yes), no and yes. In today’s post, we are going …

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TC-AIMS II: Transportation Coordinators’ – Automated Information for Movement Systems II

In today’s post, we are going to discover some of the main points that you should know about TC-AIMS II (Transportation Coordinators’ – Automated Information for Movement Systems II). This is the automated system used to manage the complete movement and deployments of Army units, along with other branches of the United States military. The …

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National Guard Disaster Response Mission: What You Should Know

The National Guard has a critical role in assisting local authorities with disaster response efforts.  This could include natural events such as tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, snow storms, or any other local emergency.  The National Guard is not normally used as the primary response.  Instead, their role is to step up and assist the local …

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7 Tips for Planning an Army Dining In Or Dining Out

Today, I want to share seven tips to have a successful Army Dining In or Dining Out.  If you are assigned as the Project Officer or Project NCO responsible for planning this event, I can offer a few pointers to make sure things go smoothly. # 1 Get the Commander’s Intent The first and most …

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The 5 Steps of Risk Management

As an Army leader, you are required to plan and execute difficult, complex and dangerous training.  After all, the best preparation for combat is tough, realistic training.  To train and ensure minimal risk exposure, the Army utilizes the risk management process to give leaders a framework to take only the necessary risks to accomplish the …

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Army Training Planning Process

Listed below I am sharing the five step Army Training Planning Process used by Commanders at all levels in the Army. 1)      METL – The Army Training Planning Process begins with the unit METL.  All units that are company sized and higher have a unit METL, which is the Mission Essential Task List (the critical …

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Common Mission Planning Mistakes by Military Leaders

When it comes to mission planning, many military leaders make mistakes that could, and should be avoided.  In the paragraphs below, I would like to share some of the most common mistakes that military leaders make when planning missions.  I’ll also provide some tips on what to do about it, so you can avoid making …

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The One Thirds Two Thirds 1/3 – 2/3 Rule for Military Leaders

The One Thirds Two Thirds Rule is an important rule for military leaders to follow when it comes to mission planning.  The 1/3 – 2/3 rule states that a military leader should not spend more than 1/3 of the time allocated to accomplish a mission with the planning phase. For instance, if your unit has …

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Military Decision Making Process

If you’ve ever worked on a Battalion level staff (or higher echelon) there’s a good chance you participated in the Military Decision Making Process.  And if you haven’t served at the Battalion level or higher, you should educate yourself so you can be prepared.  In the paragraphs below, I will give you an overview of …

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