Our 'tips' series for personnel marching-in to key positions has been very popular. Already, we've released tips for Commanding Officers, Sub-Unit Commanders and Regimental Sergeants Major. We're aligning these with AKC's Command Handbook series. In this article we're collating our resources for new Lieutenants and Troop/Platoon Commanders. In what is our biggest collection so far, here's some links to our content for those officers undertaking their first appointments.
- Afghanistan NEO Platoon Commander – Interview with LT Samuel Burston
- Communicating and Planning on the Job - A Junior Officer's Reflection – Ashby Green
- Important Leadership Attributes of Junior Officers – Aiden Sauer
- Shock Action - Approaches from the Platoon and Troop Level – Gerard Donnelly
- A Platoon Commander's Lessons – Gabriel Mead
- Responsibility, Accountability, Culpability - Three Cognitive Pillars to Guide Command Comprehension and Decision Making – Michael Scott
- Professional Development for Junior Combat Leaders – Dave McCammon
- Who am I? Where am I? What am I Doing? A Leadership Reflection – Mick Janssen
- Leadership vs Management – Chris McDougall
- Leadership vs Likership – Robert Gibson
- Reflections of a Reserve ASWOC Troop Commander – Aaron Thomas
AKC have also produced a Command Handbook for Lieutenants, this document is also available via Army Doctrine Online.
When you complete your time as a Troop/Platoon Commander consider writing to us at The Cove so we can update the above list with your lessons that will benefit not only young leaders coming out of training, but also the people they lead and Army's capability.