Top Military Blog Posts of 2014 on

Today, I wanted to take some time and share my top 10 most visited pages in 2014 on Part-Time-Commander.  At the present time, I have approximately 1,000 pages of content on my website.

I’m always interested in seeing which pages on my website are most popular.  It tells me what people are looking for and gives me new ideas for information products and additional blog posts.

If you haven’t already read these posts before, I definitely suggest you check them out. Read them and bookmark them for future reference. Here they are in reverse order.

# 10 Battalion S1 Duties and Responsibilities

The Battalion S1 is the Human Resources Officer.  Their job is far from glorious, but it is without a doubt very important.  They handle most of the paperwork in the unit, along with their enlisted counterparts.  Read the post about what the Battalion S1 duties and responsibilities are.

# 9 Army Failure to Report Counseling

At some point or another in their career, most Army leaders will have to do a Failure to Report counseling for one of their Soldiers.  This post will help you do that the right way.  I provide an example Failure to Report Counseling along with some helpful tips for success.  This will really benefit small unit leaders, especially young NCOs. Read the post about Failing to Report.

# 8 Home Page

I figured my home page would make it somewhere on this list.  This is where most of my repeat traffic comes from, either from links I’ve built online, blog comments, or from my email signature.  Check out our home page.

# 7 Army OER Support Form Tips

All officers are responsible for doing their own Army OER Support Form.  This post is designed to give you some tips for success so you can do it right. I provide examples and secret tips that will help you make your OER stand out.  Learn more about the Army OER Support Form.

# 6 Army Officer Minimum Time in Grade Requirements

This post talks about the minimum time in grade you need to have for each officer rank.  This will give you a good idea about time in grade and time in service requirements.  It will help you map out your career progression so you can have the career you want and deserve.  Read more about the Army Officer minimum time in grade requirements.

# 5 Army Company Executive Officer Duties

Working as a Company XO is fun and challenging.  It was one of my favorite jobs in the Army.  Most new Company XOs don’t really know what they are responsible for and don’t know how to spend their time.  They’re pretty much expected to figure everything out on their own.  This detailed list should point them in the right direction, so they can excel in their job and help the company succeed.  Learn more about the Company XO duties.

# 4 APFT Walk Standards

This is definitely the sleeper on the list.  I had no idea this post would be so popular.  It’s also very controversial and there is a lot of good debate in the comments.  If you’re looking to learn more about the walk standards, or want to share your thoughts on the subject, check out this link.

# 3 Platoon Leader Duties and Responsibilities

For most newly commissioned officers, this will be the first job they have in the Army.  Learn what a Platoon Leader is supposed to do and find out a few tips so you can be successful in your first Army job.  Check out these Platoon Leader Duties.

# 2 Platoon Names

All units need a good name!  Naming your unit is vitally important.  Making sure your Soldiers are part of that process is even more important. You definitely want your Soldiers to “buy in” to the name that you choose.  It’s even better to let THEM choose the name.  Check out this comprehensive list of platoon names.  You could also use these names for your company, section or battalion.  Check out the example Platoon Names.

# 1 Sample Army OER Bullets

This page was hands down the most popular page on my website in 2014.  It received almost three times as many visits as the second most popular page.  Nearly 46,000 people visited this page in 2014.  If you are trying to get your OER done right, or need help writing an OER for someone you rate, this is the post you should read.  We’ll cover some sample OER bullets so you can see what they should look like.  Check out these Sample Army OER Bullets.

Final Thoughts

In summary, these are my top 10 blog posts for 2014 here at  I hope you have had the chance to check out each post.  Feel free to leave a comment below to tell me which one is your favorite.  I look forward to hearing from you.

*** This information comes from my Google Analytics account.

You can check out the links below to see popular posts for previous years.


3 thoughts on “Top Military Blog Posts of 2014 on”

  1. In some ways, many of these surprised me as to where they were on the list. I am not surprised your Home page was in there, I actually thought it would be higher.

    The walk standards was surprising. It probably ranks high due to the many comments and controversy regarding the subject.

    I love seeing all the educational posts rank so high. It shows that officers are seeking assistance. If they cannot get it from their superiors, at least they have you and P/T Commander.

    I will check out all these posts. It is enjoyable seeing where people are looking.

      1. Yes it is Chuck.

        It can also aide you in the types and subjects you may want to post about in the future. From what I see above, the educational posts about Army subjects that are not easy to find or readily available seem to be searched out. I was wondering, do you tell each post what keywords and phrases are the priority? These can make a big impact on search results. The search results could change drastically depending on keywords.

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