Platoon Drill

What is a platoon drill? Personally, I define a platoon drill as a mission critical task that must be accomplished to complete a platoon’s wartime mission. Think of a platoon drill as something similar to a Platoon METL task. A platoon drill is a critical task that must be performed by everyone in the platoon. …

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Army Officer Information

In the Army, there are three different types of Army Officers. There are Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. My goal today is to give you a brief overview about each type of officer and to talk about the different ways to earn your commission. Let’s get started. # 1 Non-Commissioned Officers: Also known …

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Army Officer Basic Course

The Army Officer Basic Course is the first course offered in the Officer Professional Development Educational System for new Second Lieutenants. OBC is for newly Commissioned Officers, officers pending commission, and officers up to the rank of First Lieutenant. Each Army branch within the Army offers their very own branch specific Officer Basic Course. Several examples of different …

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Military Discipline

The purpose of this article is to discuss military discipline. The military is well known for its discipline. For centuries, Soldiers have been portrayed as fierce, strong, and disciplined warriors. When I think of my favorite military warriors: General Patton, General Custer, Napoleon and other famous leaders, I see a common trend of military discipline. …

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Army OCS: An Overview

The Army Officer Candidate Program, also known as Army OCS, has a long and proud history that dates back to 1941. The purpose of the Army’s Officer Candidate School is to produce newly commissioned Second Lieutenants. During OCS, candidates receive a wide variety of instruction to include military leadership, Warrior Tasks, Infantry Battle Drills, Land …

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Army IPERMS: What You Should Know

What is IPERMS and how does it work? IPERMS is an acronym that stands for Interactive Personnel Electronics Records Management System. Simply put, IPERMS is an online database and/or information system used for storing and managing military personnel records. It electronically stores evaluation reports, some medical documents, college and military transcripts, awards, diplomas, and much more. …

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Army Officer Evaluation Report Tips

Today, I’m going to share some Army OER Tips with you. This article is for any Army Officer looking to improve their knowledge about writing accurate, effective and fair OERs. I wrote and proofread a lot of OERs during my military career. I was never an S1 or AG Officer, but I do have lots …

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