Military Police Platoon Leader in the 10th Mountain Division: My Experience

Guest post – Dominick Fuentes Recently, Brigade Special Troops Battalions (BSTBs) have transitioned to Brigade Engineer Battalions (BEBs).  Before this shift, Military Police (MP) platoons were assigned (by MTOE) to Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) one each.  Those who’ve been aContinue reading… Military Police Platoon Leader in the 10th Mountain Division: My Experience

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Army Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Platoon Leader: My Story

Today, I want to talk about my experience as a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Platoon Leader.  I’ll do this in interview style, since I think that will be the most beneficial thing for you.  Please know that I served asContinue reading… Army Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Platoon Leader: My Story

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What to Do Your First Few Drill Weekends as a New Platoon Leader

So, you are a new Platoon Leader and it is your first drill.  This is it! After countless hours spent earning your commission, you finally have it. A platoon. Your platoon. But…now what? What am I supposed to do?  Let’sContinue reading… What to Do Your First Few Drill Weekends as a New Platoon Leader

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Platoon Leader Tip: How to Deal with a Difficult Platoon Sergeant

Here’s a problem one of my website visitors asked me about a couple days ago. “I have a terrible relationship with my Platoon Sergeant. He is an AGR Readiness NCO and also a Platoon Sergeant, however, all I really seeContinue reading… Platoon Leader Tip: How to Deal with a Difficult Platoon Sergeant

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Top 5 Tips for Delegating to Subordinates

Too many leaders micromanage their Platoons, Companies or other organizations.  Perhaps they have a mindset that only they can do things the right way or that their super hands-on approach is best because they can ensure that everything gets doneContinue reading… Top 5 Tips for Delegating to Subordinates

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How Should a Platoon Leader Interact with Their Soldiers?

Here’s a question I was asked on my website today. “Do you have any advice or tips for how a Platoon Leader should engage with his enlisted Soldiers? I have heard different things from different Officers on how to interactContinue reading… How Should a Platoon Leader Interact with Their Soldiers?

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