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Command Legacy: A Tactical Primer for Junior Leaders of Infantry Units

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The burden of fighting wars, large or small, often rests on the soldiers and junior leaders of small infantry units. Command Legacy presents a combat officer’s conclusions about how to approach tactical problems and missions and about the links among tactical theory, doctrine, and practice. It is meant to prime junior leaders for tactical operations, team building, and professional development. From developing company doctrine, preparing for a mission, and conducting assaults to addressing such concerns of the ...

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Overview

The burden of fighting wars, large or small, often rests on the soldiers and junior leaders of small infantry units. Command Legacy presents a combat officer’s conclusions about how to approach tactical problems and missions and about the links among tactical theory, doctrine, and practice. It is meant to prime junior leaders for tactical operations, team building, and professional development. From developing company doctrine, preparing for a mission, and conducting assaults to addressing such concerns of the individual soldier as supply, terrain, and weather, any leader (officer or enlisted) tasked to conduct tactical operations needs this valuable book.

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"A first-class primer on company-level command. Wish I'd had a copy when I took over my first company as its skipper. Must reading for pros."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574884234
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/30/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,187,479
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lt. Col. Raymond A. Millen, USA, is a regional analyst at the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Infantry, ranger, air assault, and airborne qualified, he has served as a platoon leader in Germany; a company commander with the 7th Infantry Division (Light) in Operation Just Cause, Panama; a battalion executive officer with the 101st Air Assault Division; and a staff officer in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Millen earned master’s degrees from Georgetown University and the Catholic University of America, where he is currently pursuing his doctorate. He lives in south-central Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

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List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Preface
Ch. 1 Training and Fighting within the Army System 1
Ch. 2 The Development of a Company Doctrine 7
Ch. 3 Standardized Identification 15
Ch. 4 Occupy Assembly Area and Priority of Work in Assembly Area 17
Ch. 5 Mission Preparation 33
Ch. 6 Offense Operations Order 109
Ch. 7 Foot March Planning 123
Ch. 8 Land Navigation Planning 131
Ch. 9 Soldier's Load 151
Ch. 10 Unit Manning Roster 161
Ch. 11 U.S. Weapons Capabilities 169
Ch. 12 Passage of Lines 179
Ch. 13 Air Assault 185
Ch. 14 Linkup Operations 197
Ch. 15 Occupy Simple Perimeter 201
Ch. 16 Actions from Objective Rally Point to Objective Positions 205
Ch. 17 Consolidate and Reorganize 215
Ch. 18 Defense Operations Order 225
Ch. 19 The Defense 239
Ch. 20 The Sector Sketch 291
Ch. 21 Relief in Place 301
Ch. 22 Health and Hygiene 309
Ch. 23 Resupply Planning 327
Ch. 24 Military Operations in Urban Terrain 333
Ch. 25 Conclusion: Empowering the Junior Leader 359
App.: Professional Reading 363
Bibliography 373
Index 377
About the Author 387
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2007

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    This book 'Command Legacy' is simply the best one stop reference source for small unit tactics and organization. It 'is/or' should be a must have on the reading list of not only Junior Officers but also Senior NCO's... The late 'Col. David Hackworth' said it all with his comment ' Wished I'd had a copy when I took over my first company as its skipper... Must readind for pros.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2007

    Ltc. Millen has written an outstanding work that deserves your attention

    This book provides a outstanding one stop resource for small unit tactics, and organization. Both Junior Officers, and NCO's will benefit from the addition of this book into their reading and reference library.

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