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Deconstructing the Five Paragraph Operations Order

Deconstructing the Five Paragraph Operations Order

DDLLC 2016-004 Deconstructing the 5 Paragraph Operations Order Swinging open the passenger door of our small Mitsubishi SUV, known in army circles as an NTV or non-tactical vehicle, I hop out. We’re already late. This is my first visit to the Al Faw Palace in Baghdad....

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Operationalizing Troop Leading Procedures

Operationalizing Troop Leading Procedures

DDLLC 2016-003 Operationalizing Troop Leading Procedures So as I lay there on my back, hands clutched behind my head, staring, watching and listening to the enormous billowing and snapping of this huge army tent, I pondered our situation. My patience was thin. This...

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Why Leadership Still Reigns

Why Leadership Still Reigns

DDLLC 2016-002 Why Leadership Still Reigns As a full colonel in the US Army and having been a fair student of leadership for more than 30 years, with 3 full tours overseas from lieutenant through lieutenant colonel, I feel comfortable discussing the art and science of...

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Basic Imperatives of the Decision Making Process

Basic Imperatives of the Decision Making Process

DDLLC 2016-001 Basic Imperatives of the Decision Making Process Okay, let’s begin with the beginning. You have to know the key tenets to decision making and they have to be so embedded in your psyche, in your soul, that they are intuitive. Knowing these simple...

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