Know Your Role and don’t be a NOBA! In the Sub-Unit Command Series we’ve had advice from different ranks, branches and jobs in the British Army. I wanted to finish with some advice on sub-unit command of my own. My interest in leadership began shortly before I took command of my sub-unit. You would have…Details
Sub-Unit Command Series
Sub-Unit Command is an exciting privilege – unprecedented freedom and autonomy. But there’s more to it than just using the experience you’ve gained in the run-up to the job.
It is the first time you have a staff beneath you. It’s also the peak of team leadership – the last time you can know the names and faces of all those beneath you. Below are the articles from The Army Leader’s Sub-Unit Command Series. They will set you up for success as you enter command.
As well as these, you’ll want to read the Field Officer series of articles here, which give you an idea about the wider skills you’ll need to master in command and beyond.
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Model Exercises and Mission Command By Des Fitzgerald In 2016 I was employed as a contractor on the British Army’s STRIKE concept experiment. The final element of the experiment was a three-week Virtual Environment exercise in the Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (CATT) for a STRIKE Company Group. There were a whole range of approved tactical…Details
When I’m in charge, I will do things differently By H Halawi Over the years I have been in various positions of responsibility and authority, as well as being on the receiving end of some good, as well as some not-so-good, leaders and managers. I remember always thinking to myself ‘if I was in charge…Details
What Got You Here Won’t Get You Further: On Success, Culture and Communication By Maj Will Meddings. If you are soon to take over your sub-unit, I expect you are feeling pretty good about yourself. I know I was. Over the 12 or so years leading up to company command I’d thought a great deal…Details
Don’t Begrudge The Toughest 20% – Advice on Company Command By Major Dave Godfrey The sum of your experiences, deployments and courses throughout your career go some way to prepare you for Company Command. However, the full spectrum of the task at hand is rarely apparent until a good proportion of the 2 years has…Details
My ‘Lessons Learnt’ – Four and a Half Thoughts on Sub-Unit Command by Maj Gen (Retd) Patrick Marriott I’ve recently written my first book, a book on leadership. It’s not that long; I wrote it for my children and it is privately published so that I could pass on some of the lessons I learned…Details