Show Tactical Patience- Worst Leader Essays

We’ll be featuring essays from our community members here weekly. These essays are the final installment of a series that explore the lessons learned from the “worst leaders.” Show Tactical Patience By Austin C. I couldn’t believe what I saw when I entered the Company Tactical Operations Center (TOC). I was the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Platoon […]

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Crux Mountain Award Recipient: Ryan Burke

We’re pleased to announce Ryan Burke is the first recipient of the Crux Mountain Award. His project is ambitious, original, and will push the edge of his physical ability. Ryan plans to do a “Grand Finale Traverse” trip which includes mountain running and climbing over 40 different peaks in the Teton Range: “I have been working on a project in […]

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Initiative and Introspection- Worst Leader Essays

We’ll be featuring essays from our community members here weekly. These essays are part of a series that explore the lessons learned from the “worst leaders.” “You Should Have Shown Initiative!” By Philip B.  The idea that subordinates should simply know information, such as the Commander’s intent, is common and detrimental to the command climate.  When I was […]

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Worst Leader- Fakers, Fighters, and Appeasers

  Below are essays from the MTI Community. These essays explore the lessons learned from a part of a series we called “worst leaders”.   Fakers, Fighters, and Appeasers By Thomas W. Exposed to 18 bosses in the military thus far, I have come to classify each new leader across a spectrum of three attributes: faker, […]

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