"War is a drama, not a game of chess."
Gen Eisenhower

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Great Book Alert

Sorry for the gap between posts. Have been in the US taking a course for "senior medical leaders".
It did give me time to read a great book on the challenge of leadership. I led a Military Police platoon briefly and have been on "G" series orders for the last 8 years for those of you who know what that means.

This book realy talks about the strain of command and the anguish of not always getting it right better than any I have ever read. It's lessions apply not only to Vietnam but to small unit leadership throughout time. It truely talks about "Platoon Forward". For the gamer it also makes for some great Vietnam scenarios. The Cross of Iron was the best war novel I had ever read but I think this one matches it and it is not a novel! {Honorable mention goes to Delilah, Soldier of the Great War and Bomber.}

On a second note--  We need some of you to post your stories here!   We haven't had a post since March!