Seven Secrets to Success as an Infantry Battalion Commander | sayagainover

Nobody teaches you how to stand out as a Battalion Commander. You get to see how superiors do things when you’re a Lieutenant, and then get practice at a smaller level organizing events as a Captain and Major – planning and executing battlefield operations, developing well-rehearsed field exercises, putting on unit morale events that involve the whole FRG, and (of course) unit cohesion activities – but everyone gets that info.

The sad truth is, being a competent or even brilliant, hard working officer doing the same things everyone does won’t put you over the top when it comes to getting the attention of the right people, like Generals, and earning that crucial, all-important top block on the OER. Here, for the first time ever, are the seven keys to outmaneuvering your rivals and being the best Infantry Battalion Commander in the whole Brigade.

via Seven Secrets to Success as an Infantry Battalion Commander | sayagainover.

Go, learn the list. A lot of it applies just as much to those wishing to become a senior NCO.

I think I might have worked for this guy when he was a Company Commander.

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  1. “I think I might have worked for this guy when he was a Company Commander.”

    You too? If it’s the same guy he had a helluva lot of time in grade. Of course, I had several like that. That’s why the platoon leader’s/platoon sergeants tracks always had the only heaters in the company.

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