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6 edition of Platoon Leader found in the catalog.

Platoon Leader

by James R. Mcdonough

  • 42 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Presidio Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • War & defence operations,
  • Military - Vietnam War,
  • Military History - Vietnam Conflict,
  • Military Personal Narratives,
  • History: World,
  • Vietnam,
  • Asia - Southeast Asia,
  • History / Military / Vietnam War,
  • History - Military / War

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8228213M
    ISBN 100891416064
    ISBN 109780891416067

    A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.'"Using a lean style and a sense of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S. platoon taking part in the 'strategic hamlet' program Rather than present a potpourri of combat yarns . Platoon Leader is a Cannon Films film set in the Vietnam War and directed by Aaron Norris ; it stars Michael Dudikoff and Michael DeLorenzo and was filmed in South Africa. It is loosely based on James R. McDonough's memoir of the same by: George S. Clinton.

    Secondly, the platoon leader must ensure proper property management happens. Having equipment signed down to the user level creates a sense of ownership. If a Soldier is signed for a piece of equipment, he or she is more willing to take care of said equipment. For example, if an operator is signed for a MA4. From the Lost Generation to the iGeneration: An Overview of the Army Officer’s Generational Divides. January 2, meganjantos Winning the Right Way: Positioning Your Team for Long Term Success. Decem Decem jbyerly 3 Lessons Books Taught Me in Posts navigation. Top Posts and Pages.

    leadership style. Both Platoon Leader and Defense of Hill are great books, but Platoon Leader is so far the best military memoir I have read. It has been over a year since I read this book, but the three things that have stuck with me are Do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason Start studying Platoon leader. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.


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Platoon Leader is a wonderful book that could serve as somewhat of a text book in Command and Control of men in combat. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it/5(). Platoon Leader was a great book to give you a concise glimpse into the Platoon Leader book of one young Army leader in Vietnam.

Colonel James R. McDonough (Retired) is an impecable example for future (and current) young lieutenants that are preparing to take command of their first platoons/5. Read2Lead is a series of book studies published by the Center for Junior Officers, a small Army research center dedicated to empowering junior officers to develop themselves and their teams.

The Platoon Leader also indicated the ethics and morals of the war, the dehumanizing possibility a soldier might come across in the cruelty of the war.

McDonough’s instrument character in this memoir is his being a leader – it enabled him to explore relationships, establish a set of war ethics and morals, a progression into a real leader. The First Days of Platoon Leadership Handbook This volume for new platoon leaders and platoon sergeants contains insights on leadership, training management, Army systems, and more.

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This book was about a platoon leader fresh out of West Point in the US ARMY during the Vietnam war. It deals with the fear, leadership, and courage of soldiers who were both enlisted and drafted.

The main theme was coming of age. I thought this book had a lot of good qualities and a one bad : Random House Publishing Group. Platoon Leader is a memoir by James R. McDonough. It is narrated by McDonough in first person view and tells of his story in the Vietnam War as a lieutenant in command of 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, rd Infantry(Airborne).

Plot introduction [ edit ]Author: James R. McDonough. About Platoon Leader. A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.’ "Using a lean style and a sense of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S.

platoon taking part in the ‘strategic hamlet’ program. The platoon leader (PL) – platoon sergeant (PSG) leadership team is a unique and influential pair of roles that exist in the Army. In order for a platoon to succeed, an effective partnership must exist between the PL and Size: 2MB.

Directed by Aaron Norris. With Tony Pierce, Robert F. Lyons, Michael Dudikoff, Michael DeLorenzo. A young officer, just out of West Point is sent to Vietnam, where the men don't respect him until he gets wounded and returns to be a wiser soldier and a better commander/10(K).

Platoon leader by McDonough, James R., Publication date Topics McDonough, James R.,United States. Army, Vietnam War,Command of troops, Soldiers Internet Archive Books. American Libraries. Uploaded by AltheaB on Aug SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Military Police Leaders' Handbook 1.

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DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is Size: 9MB. McDonough’s ‘Platoon Leader’: A great memoir by a Vietnam War lieutenant I first read James McDonough’s Platoon Leader  about 17 years ago, as I was watching then-Col.

McDonough train up his Author: Thomas E. Ricks. James R. McDonough is is the former director of the Florida Office of Drug Control and the secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections from to A Brooklyn native, he graduated from both MIT and West Point and served as an Army officer in Vietnam/5.

A Platoon Leader’s Tour (The PL Book): This book is an on-the-ground view of U.S. Army combat in Iraq sourced from in-country interviews of this generation's Platoon Leaders from The combat vignettes of former Platoon Leaders flow along the arc of a “typical” month tour in Iraq.

The authors selected stories that reflect the. First, the outgoing platoon leader should recall all property loaned out and update his hand receipt to reflect any changes that occurred (that is, any unserviceable equipment).

Together, both platoon leaders create an inventory schedule, keeping in mind the sub-hand-receipt holders, soldiers, and the company's training schedule. This book provides me with an incredible perspective on the leadership process; the platoon as a microcosm for leadership as a whole is very interesting to me.

While any organization I lead will not have the hard, broken-down discipline of a military force, McDonough's struggles as a leader parallel my own at times - the uncertainty, the self. Backbrief your platoon sergeant before you talk to your commander.

If you are backbriefing your commander, and your platoon sergeant is squared away, bring him. Not every NCO is a ; most PLTs only have NCOs in the entire PLT who are a Counsel your platoon sergeant and squad leaders after every training event. I tend turn to books written by people who have fought in the army for lessons on tactics and leadership.

I read Platoon Leader by James McDonough because it was .