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Link – ‘Interacting With Your Battalion Commander’ via From the Green Notebook

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As newly appointed Staff, some officers can struggle to transition from a direct style of leadership inherent with Platoon and Company command to being able to support their commander.

According to author Scott Shaw, a Staff officer needs to understand how their commander thinks and the expectations they have of their key staff. As an experienced Staff Officer, Scott offers four simple methods that should lead to a good relationship with the Battalion Commander.

The key ‘takeaway’ from this article is that the relationship between yourself and the battalion commander is fundamental and needs to be characterised by clear communication with no ambiguity in understanding his/her intent.


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