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Follow Up on TC 3-22.9

A year ago, we finished the last edits on the TC 3-22.9 that published in May of 2016. For those that have taken the time to read this book, you know it’s very different than the books we have used since the 1970’s.  For those that haven’t, this post will hold less value because you have no context. I just wanted to take a few minutes to post up some responses to issues that have been brought up recently from those that are finally realizing that there is a new Sheriff in town. First off, I want to explain a bit about how books are produced in the US Army. The short version is an NCO or Officer sits at a computer and types the book. From there it goes to paid editors who are SMEs in formatting, word usage, and English. The writer has a graphics team who make bad pictures into awesome things. Then the book is set through several levels of what is called Staffing. Staffing is simply getting the draft into people hands for comments. Usually it starts with stake holders and prior to publishing the draft is sent to “World Wide Staffing” The draft is

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Leading Fighting Men

This is one man's musings, and over the course of my career they are things that I wanted from my leaders. As such, I have tried hard to be that guy as a current leader. This is meant for discussion, not as a how to guide. One of my greatest strengths as a leader is that I recognize how big of a failure I have been as one. Waxing poetic about leadership traits does not make you a leader. Indeed, the one true test, and really the only one that matters to me, is whether the men think I'm doing a good job as a leader. My team "votes" for team leaders, this doesn't mean that Chiefs couldn't over ride the vote, they can, but that has never happened since we started handing out 3X5 cards and asking dudes to write down the four names they want running an operation on the worst day, in the worst possible circumstances. I take great pride that the men have written my name down, not just once, but on every vote. Unanimously on the last one. And I assure you that this is not a popularity contest, these dudes get it and want

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Speed Costs Money……

Speed costs money, how fast do ya wanna go  With the election upon us, it seems as if everyone now wants to buy, buy, buy firearms and gear “just in case.”  Which is cool, but not the way I would go. A firearm is a tool. That’s all. Much like a wrench or a ratchet. As such, quality is more important than quantity. There is not a pro team in any racing series that uses the 101-piece toolset from your local box store. There is a reason for that.  Quality  I am a self-declared tool snob and have been for over 25 years. During my relatively short foray into auto mechanics I used tools exclusively from a dude with a big white truck who came to the shop. No, I didn’t have money for pro tools. I didn’t even have the skills to “need” pro tools let alone the pay to go with them. That did not stop me. I didn’t have as many tools as the professional mechanics I was working with and my box never got above hobby grade before I left for other things. When it came time for war, I applied the same philosophy to my

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The SITREP 3-3 Fundamentals of Leadership

https://youtu.be/hE_lhlYoWB0 Primary & Secondary presents The SITREP Part 3: The panel discusses nuances of leadership as viewed from law enforcement, military, and corporate vantages. Panel: Roland Bill Blowers - http://tap-rack.com/ John “Chappy” Chapman - http://www.rcsgear.com Mike Martin - http://store.appalachiantraining.com/ Richard Mason - Direct Action Resource Center (DARC) Matt 00:00 - The seriousness of leadership 11:00 - Mission Planning Risk Assessment 39:00 - Evaluating your team / turnover 47:30 - Leadership style shift on the fly https://primaryandsecondary.com Music by Beta Chicks - Post Casio Hangover
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The SITREP 3-2 Fundamentals of Leadership

https://youtu.be/2wBwnqlFhW0 On iTunes and http://traffic.libsyn.com/primaryandsecondary/The_SITREP_3-2_Fundamentals_of_Leadership.mp3 Primary & Secondary presents The SITREP Part 2: The panel discusses nuances of leadership as viewed from law enforcement, military, and corporate vantages. Panel: Roland Bill Blowers - http://tap-rack.com/ John Chapman - http://www.rcsgear.com Mike Martin - http://store.appalachiantraining.com/ Richard Mason - Direct Action Resource Center (DARC) Matt 00:00 - instilling a fighting spirit 24:00 - Leading by example 42:30 - Selfless leaders 51:00 - The guys under you 56:00 - Leadership in the USMC https://primaryandsecondary.com Music by Beta Chicks - Post Casio Hangover
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The SITREP 3-1 Fundamentals of Leadership

https://youtu.be/u_CYMESIJmc Also in audio form on iTunes and http://primaryandsecondary.libsyn.com/the-sitrep-3-1-fundamentals-of-leadership Part 1: The panel discusses nuances of leadership as viewed from law enforcement, military, and corporate vantages. Panel: Roland Bill Blowers - http://tap-rack.com/ John “Chappy” Chapman - http://www.rcsgear.com Mike Martin - http://store.appalachiantraining.com/ Richard Mason - Direct Action Resource Center (DARC) Matt https://primaryandsecondary.com Like, Subscribe, Share
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