The value of the leader’s reconnaissance: Brown’s Ferry

“Did you conduct a leader’s recon?” That’s a question often asked during post-exercise assessments in today’s Army.  The leader’s reconnaissance holds a key position in the troop leading procedures and mission planning.  That holds true from squad to battalion level (though the scope of operations from brigade higher tend to make a leader’s reconnaissance impractical). Continue reading “The value of the leader’s reconnaissance: Brown’s Ferry”

150 Years Ago: “The value of this simple breastwork” at Chickamauga

Over the last few months, I’ve discussed earthworks which were substantial and elaborate.  In the parallels on Morris Island men could stand upright and work on some of the war’s largest guns.  Some of the forward trenches featured firing steps and raised parapets to allow the infantry to defend the line with musketry.  That wasContinue reading “150 Years Ago: “The value of this simple breastwork” at Chickamauga”