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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 a minority MOS in a unit will likely relate to my platoon leader (PL) experience with …

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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 as a GSE Platoon Leader as my second duty assignment as an Officer, more than 10 …

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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 see is AGR. He does none of the PSG duties, however is respected and known by …

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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 done their way.  However, a true leader is not a slave to the details.  Real leaders …

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