PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:"Millen reminds me of Erwin Rommel, George Patton, and Dwight Eisenhower, who also put their concentration as junior officers on the small units.â âStephen E. Ambrose, author of Band of Brothers and Citizen SoldiersâCommand Legacy is a first-class primer on company-level command. Wish Iâd had a copy when I took over my first company as its skipper. . . . Must reading for pros.â âCol. David Hackworth, USA (Ret.), author of About FaceâOne of the most important soldierâs manuals developed in modern Army times.â âLt. Col. Dominic J. Caraccilo, USA, in Military HeritageThe burden of fighting wars, large or small, often rests on the soldiers and junior leaders of small infantry units. Command Legacy, the definitive source on small-unit tactics, presents one combat officerâs conclusions about how to approach tactical problems and missions and about the links among tactical theory, doctrine, and practice. It is meant to prime junior leaders for tactical operations, team building, and professional development and explains in detail what needs to be done, why, when, and by whom. It attempts to reconcile both what to think and how to think, providing a voice of experience to readers.Newly returned from a tour in Afghanistan, Lt. Col. Raymond Millen has updated the book with fresh information to reflect lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, new equipment, and new methods of counterinsurgency and urban combat. From developing company doctrine, preparing for a mission, and conducting assaults to addressing such concerns of the individual soldier as supply, terrain, and weather, any leaderâofficer or enlistedâtasked to conduct tactical operations needs this valuable book.
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