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  • Kotter's Seven-Step Vision Process Model

    The 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team (4ABCT) proud tradition of excellence throughout its history took a turn for the worse with its recent deployment and redeployment issues from Afghanistan. An organizational change within 4ABCT is paramount in order to return to its storied heritage of excellence by being a contributing member of the division. In order to complete the change from its current state to a well-respected unit, I would execute a blended version of the seven-step vision process with John Kotter’s eight-stage model to create successful and lasting change. First, I would begin with conducting an initial assessment of the brigade prior to taking command, which is the first step in the seven-step vision process. From this initial…

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  • 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team Case Study

    staffs” , training for the wrong mission , and “sanctioned hazing” have all been identified as issues which may poorly affect the Brigade’s performance in the future. The underlying issue in this case is not the challenges that had to be overcome. Rather, it’s what steps the Brigade Commander took in an attempt to address these challenges. While not every issue is easily resolved, it is possible to strike a balance between what the Brigade is equipped to do and what it is required to do.…

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  • The Ancient Greece: A Militaristic Powerhouse?

    In the world we live in, the Greeks are known to be one of the most successful civilizations to ever roam the earth. Part of the reason why the Greek civilization has stood the test of time and still exists today is due to their extremely successful militaries. Even though they lost lots of battles and even lots city states completely, their militaries allowed them to expand their boarders at a fast rate. With that being said, this essay will focus on the factors that made the Greek civilization…

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  • The History And Importance Of The Non-Commissioned Officer

    The History and Importance of the Army’s Non Commissioned Officer. It is no small wonder for the Non-Commissioned Officer to be known as the backbone of the United States Army, a phrase coined by Rudyard Kipling. As we know the Non-Commissioned Army in todays military is but a mere remnant of what the NCO original was. The Non-Commissioned Officer existed during the European Hundred Years’ War, who at the time, were almost all upper ranks of European society, surprisingly. At the time, though,…

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  • Uncoiling Process

    vehicles act as the tactical unit preparing to conduct an orderly movement (Maneuver Units), the parking lot security acts as the Movement Control Team (MCT), and the Manhattan Police Department plays the role of the Movement Control Battalion (MCB). Think of the parking lot at Bill Snyder Stadium as the Tactical Assembly Area (TAA), and the vehicles are departing to their homes or designated Passage Points (PP) in preparation to conduct a Forward Passage of Lines (FPOL). Back to the parking…

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  • Greiner Organizational Growth Model

    goes through over time as it increases in size. Each phase consists of a period of stable evolutionary growth followed by a crisis or turning point that needs resolution before progressing to the next stage. These periods of growth are described as evolution and revolution. When comparing the Greiner model to the US Navy, evolutionary and crisis stages have occurred since its establishment to leading to the possibility of the organization being in the fifth phase. Understanding a need for ships…

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  • Second Wave Civilization Essay

    The first-wave, “River-Valley” civilizations had a major influence on geography of the second-wave, “Classical” civilizations. Both the first-wave and second-wave civilizations’ geography led to the formation of city-states. The geography of the first-wave civilizations led to a much more agrarian based way of living then the second-wave civilizations. Lastly, the geography of both the first and second-wave civilizations led both of them to the development of trade. The first-wave…

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  • The Western Way Of Warfare Parker Analysis

    History of warfare aims to explain the rise to dominance of what its author, Geoffrey Parker, understands as “the western way of warfare.” This particular way of war is defined by certain key characteristics which emerged in Roman and especially Greek military, where the connection between technology, tactics, and social organization was the harbinger of the western military practice. This, Parker claims, explains the dominance of western culture, more than economic, intellectual and other…

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  • Leadership And Logistics: Sustaining The Battle

    of supplies and equipment, and 240,000 military personnel over an aerial distance of 7,000 miles and a nautical distance of more than 8,700 miles. Also, the US pre-positioned ships containing the equipment of two Marine expeditionary brigades and 30 days of supplies for the 33,000 Marines who would fly in from the continental United States to provide an initial ground force within 10 days of notice (Kurz, pg 56). The article continues on to state, that during a six month buildup during…

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  • Delta Force Cooperatives Case Study

    In this essay, I will be writing about the small unit of 23 Delta Force operatives who went in to Panama, and successfully rescued an American citizen who was being held in a lockdown Panamanian prison for a total of nine months. I will also be writing about the types of leadership that were exhibited during this time, and the events leading up to the rescue. In 1989, Kurt Muse an American business man and reported CIA operative was arrested in Miami airport after assisting a small group of his…

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