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  • German Submarine U 9
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    Submarine Warfare It took World War I to prove the worth of submarines. Prior to that time, submarines played only a small role in the plans of fleet commanders, serving primarily only as coastal defense units. For the most part, fleet commanders ridiculed the idea that the submarine had a place in naval strategy and tactics. They believed that the submarine was only a play thing. It diverted time and money from other more useful and dependable branches of the service. This view was to suddenly ...
  • Cmc And Base Commanding Officer
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    17 April 2002 CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN The Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) has just arrived via government ground transportation at Marine Corps Base Camp Hansen, Okinawa Japan. I have been assigned as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the CMC's React Team (A platoon of thirty Marines) that is responsible for the security of the highest-ranking officer of the Marine Corps during his visit to Camp Hansen. Upon the arrival of the CMC, he is driven to the Camp Hansen Base Theatre, and is...
  • Few Hundred Metres Above The Ground
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    It is three oclock in the afternoon. A cool wind blows across the frozen plain. It was a typical March afternoon on the Siberian plain, somewhere deep in the Russian wilderness. The f laura and fauna that inhabit this environment are the product of hundreds of millions of years evolution, the time it takes to virtually perfect a species. They continue to go about their game of predator and pray, unaware of the petty political struggles that are going on thousands of kilometers away. The calm is ...
  • Commanding Office Rof Seal Team Six
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    Richard Marcinko brilliant virtuoso of violence, Richard Marcinko rose through the Navy ranks to create and command one of America's most elite and units, Seal Team Six. Then Marcinko was given orders to create Red Cell, a team of the best counter terrorists, whose job was to check the security of the military's top installations. Richard Marcinko was the ultimate rogue warrior. First, born Thanksgiving Day, 1940, Marcinko was from a poor, broken home. He was always very independent, having a pa...
  • Leaders In Physical Fitness And Uniform Appearance
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    26 Jul 05 From: HMC (Sel) (SW) Felipe VillasanteTo: Naval Air Reserve Chief Petty Officer Association Subj: LEADERSHIP IN HARMS WAY ESSAY 1. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines leadership as the office or position of a leader; capacity to lead; the act or an instance of leading, and it defines a leader as a person who has commanding authority or influence; a first or principal performer of a group. In the 1965 movie "In Harm's Way", Rear Admiral Torrey displayed the traits of a leader throughout ...
  • Military Officers
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    The role of the officer in the armed forces is to provide leadership for all operational commands. Military officers are expected to command the managerial, executive, scientific and technical centers of high-level military operations. In the U.S. Army, the officer will command a fort or a brigade. In the Navy, he or she will command a ship, submarine, or aircraft squadron. In the Air Force, officers command space shuttles or engineering, airlift wing, medical staff, or logistics centers. In the...
  • Commander Towers And Peter
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    In the beginning of this story you meet Peter Holmes, who is a Lieutenant Commander in the RAN (Royal Australia Navy). Next, you meet Mary Holmes, his wife, and their baby daughter, Jennifer. Peter has to go to a city called Melbourne to have a meeting with the Admiral of the Navy. At the meeting they inform Peter that he will be a Liaison Officer on the submarine U.S.S. Scorpion and for the Commander of the submarine, Dwight Towers. Peter starts to worry about his family and how long he would b...
  • Conspirators Helpers At Hitler's Headquarters
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    From autumn 1943 on, Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg becomes a decisive factor in the struggle against Hitler. In 1933, he initially feels that National Socialist policy offers Germany favorable opportunities but is soon alienated by the regime's racial ideology. Yet Stauffenberg only assumes an active role in opposing the regime once he realizes the consequences of German policy in eastern Europe and can estimate the full extent of the damage that Hitler's war has brought upon Germany and Eu...
  • War From The Officer's Perspective
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    Lions led by Donkeys?' : The Portrayal of the Officer Class in Pat Barker's 'Regeneration', R. C Sherrif's Journey's End and a selection of poetry by Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. 'He's young; he hated War: how should he die when cruel old campaigners win safe through?' # The First World War claimed the life of five million fighting men. Siegfried Sassoon wrote in his letter of resignation: "I have seen the suffering of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings...

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