Command Post

Staff Skills

The Staff Officer's Paintbrush: The Art of Advising Commanders

This article from 'The Modern War Institute' discusses the role of the Staff Officer and how to effectivly communicate with the commander

By The Cove

Staff Skills

Staff Tools and Their Discontents

In this article by The Strategy Bridge, Ray Kimbell discusses the 'tools of the trade' to enable Staff Officers in their role

By The Cove

Staff Skills

Six Characteristics of the Highly Effective Staff Officer

In this article by Doctrine Man, Andrew McCoy uses his experience as a battalion level staff officer to develop six characteristics of a highly effective staff officer

By The Cove

Staff Skills

The Iron Major: War Stories From The Staff

In this article from 'via the Green Notebook', Steve Leonard reflects his experiences as a brigade Support Operations Officer and Executive Officer

By The Cove

Staff Skills

The Iron Major Survival Guide: A Not-So-Concise Anthology of Timeless Tips for The Battalion Field Grade

Produced by Lieutenant Colonel David Dunphy, this guide is a collection of tips and advice for Staff Officers.

By The Cove

Staff Skills

The Unofficial Staff Officer Guide Book

Claire Pearson has produced The Unofficial Staff Officer Guide Book, a collection of tips and advice to anyone fulfilling a staff role

By Claire Pearson

Staff Functions

Iron Major, Meet Your PAO

In this article 'from the Green Notebook', the authors discuss how Public Affairs Officers can be a force multiplier for a staff headquarters

By The Cove

Staff Skills

A Junior Officer's Thoughts on Staff Leadership

In this article via 'The Army Leader', Mark Shercliffe offers his thoughts on Staff Leadership, drawing from his experience in the British Army

By The Cove

Staff Skills

Tips for Staff Working in a Formation HQ - A SNCO and WO Perspective - Part 1

In this article Warrant Officer Class One Jai Wright and Warrant Officer Class Two Shane Robertson offer tips and advice based on their experience as Staff Operations Warrant Officers at Headquarters...

By Jai Wright & Shane Robertson

Planning and Liaison

Forging the Centre of Gravity

In this paper Troy Mitchell argues that the best way for planners to conduct Centre of Gravity analysis is to employ Structures Analytic Techniques.

By Troy Mitchell

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