Will Meddings is an infantry officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment. He has 17 years service in the Army, including four operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. He was one of the founding members of the Centre for Army Leadership. The views and opinions expressed are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the British Army.

Why Should I Trust the New Lt? What Platoon Commanders Need to Do to Be Trusted by Their Chain of Command

Why Should I Trust the New Lt? What Platoon Commanders Need to Do to Be Trusted by Their Chain of Command

Why Should I Trust the New Lt? What Platoon Commanders Need to Do to Be Trusted by Their Chain of Command By Will Meddings There are plenty of stereotypes about new platoon and troop commanders. Whatever rank you are, you’ve come across them. Platoon commanders with poor administration. Troop commanders who get lost. Platoon commanders…