The 50% Ranger

The 50% Ranger

DDLLC 2016-006 The 50% Ranger “I’m going to count backwards from ten. If you can’t stop shaking, if you can’t stop your teeth from chattering, you better let your Ranger Instructor (RI) know right away?” “We’ve already had someone lose a toe. It ain’t worth it.”...
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....
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...
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...