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Leadership - General Patton

After a review of the below principles that guided Gen. Patton throughout his storied career which principles do you believe are valid for today's leaders and which one(s) do you see in your own leadership kit bag - Gen. Patton's leadership style varied at times and he could be considered the autocratic / hardnosed type with an

Leadership - Chain of Command

1.You are the highest enlisted member (Command Sergeant Major, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Command Master Chief, etc) of your current base, post, det, boat, submarine etc. what are some of the changes you would implement immediately and why? 2. You are the highest commander of your base, post, det, boat, submarine etc. wha

Latin Americans - Philosophies, Influence, Contributions

What are some of the philosophies that influenced Latin America? In what way did they impact the cultures of Latin America? What contributions to society did folk and elite caudillos bring to Latin American society? What impact did the encroachment of Europeans have upon the New World?

General Patton Debate

In an odd twist of history, you are serving as a soldier in World War II are given the choice of serving under General Omar Bradley or General George Patton. Which great leader do you pick to serve under...and why? Please cite your source(s) General Omar Bradley -Known as the "soldiers' general," Bradley commande


Discuss enlisted leadership. Choose a current article that discusses one of the branches of service and how NCOs are making a difference. Make sure to cite using APA format.

Changes in the military

Explain how you see leadership has changed in the military and civilian worlds from the end of World War II to today. What particular leader stands out in your mind as a great leader in modern times...and why?

Pearl Harbor

YOU ARE THERE: The date is December 7, 1941 at precisely 0755 hours Hawaii time. Select one of the following scenarios and discuss what leadership you think should be demonstrated. 1. You are standing on the deck of the USS West Virginia at the exact moment that the Japanese torpedo bombers strike at Pearl Harbor. You are the

Leadership: Sergeant Stryker

You are there: You are one of Sgt. Stryker's Marines at Iwo Jima. Would you follow him into combat and why? Discuss. or If you are not familiar with the movie, discuss some enlisted heroes of Iwo Jima and the challenges they faced on the island.

Best Leader you have had/why

Expound on and finish this statement...."The Best Leader I Ever Saw Was..." It might be hard to choose only one if you are fortunate to have worked for or with truly outstanding leaders over the years. It might be your high school football team quarterback, maybe your little league coach, maybe your drill sergeant, or someone at

WW2 Leadership

Select any FOUR great "Allied" (friendly) military leaders of World War II and discuss their leadership and what they did right and wrong. You may select any national leaders, generals or admirals. Here comes the hard any one Japanese AND any one NAZI leader and compare/contrast their leadership styles to the four

Twelve O'Clock High film summation

For those of you who have the movie "Twelve O'Clock High"...discuss in detail the leadership style and effectiveness of Gen. Frank Savage and 3 other "key" characters in the movie. One of the key characters must be enlisted. 2. For those of you who do NOT have the movie "Twelve O'Clock High"...discuss in detail the leadership

Gender and Race Relation in the Armed Forces from 1941 to 1945.

YOU ARE THERE: You are living through the period of time from 1914 to 1945. You are a government official tasked to observe race and gender relations within all the branches of service. What changes do you see (if any) during this period of time? Make sure to discuss your observations

Critical Book Review - Toussaint L'ouverture

Book: Toussaint L'ouverture, the Hero of Saint Domingo, Soldier, Statesman, Martyr: Or, Hayti's Struggle, Triumph, Independence, and Achievements The book must pertain to leadership in some form and fashion which opens widens your left and right limit significantly. Within the review, indicate what major questions the book ad

Memphis Belle and Black Hawk Down

In the movie "Memphis Belle," focus on the four officers (pilot, co-pilot, navigator and bombardier). Which of these aviators would you follow into combat, especially in the dangerous skies over Nazi-held Europe? Remember that the Memphis Belle was flown by ten real-life heroes. Also, discuss which one of the NCOs you would most

We were Soldiers

In the movie "We Were Soldiers," you see the classic example of a crusty Sergeant Major (Plumley). Would you follow this man into combat in the Ia Drang Valley? Why/why not? What leadership did he demonstrate to you that you would like to incorporate into your life? How would you incorporate it? Do you think Hollywood ha

Saving Private Ryan

Based on the movie Saving Private Ryan, YOU are the crusty sergeant in the movie. Focus on the scene where the company has captured the Nazi machine-gunner and are deciding what do to with him. Notice that the sergeant supports the captain's decision regardless of the future outcome. Do you agree with the sergeant's actions or w

Leadership and Fatigued Soldiers

2 Part question After reading FM22-100 Army Leadership-Army Values The Soldiers Load and the Mobility of a Nation: discuss the effect of loading and fatigue on a soldier and how it effected leading a fatigued soldier.. Today's soliders, airman and marines carry a lot "kit" into the field. Discuss what you as a leader cou

Movie U-571 and Leadership

1. If you who have the movie and contrast the American commander of the American (S-class) submarine, the American commander of U-571 and the "chief of the boat." What leadership characteristics do you identify with these 3 characters? Discuss in detail. 2. If you DO NOT have the movie U-571...identify those

World War 1 Leadership

YOU ARE THERE: It is June 1918 and you are standing in an 8 foot deep trench on the Western Front in World War I. You are standing in about 6 inches of mud and cold rain water. You have mild trench foot and a nasty cold. You look down at your sleeve and you mildly regard your new chevrons for Sgt that where handed to you last we

NEED HELP for The Japanese Colonization of Southeast Asia (Especially Singapore)

I really need help for academic 6 pages of essay (double-spaced) about the Japanese Colonization of Southeast Asia, especially focusing on Singapore. Here is a basic outline of the essay. 1. Talk about the basic background and history of WWII especially from 1941 and then discuss how the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia

Founding of the German Empire.

Please help with the following problem. Provide a description of the basic history behind the founding of the German Empire in 1871.

Impact that violence had on modern warfare during WWI

The First World War proved to be a rude awakening for European soldiers and civilians whose nineteenth century imperial ambitions and expectations clashed disastrously with twentieth century technology. What impact did the violence and the harsh realities of modern warfare have on the political and social beliefs of those on th

Communism versus capitalism

Please help with the following problem regarding communism versus capitalism Discuss the following points: - how ideas and events effect each other in turn - interpretive issue scheme and how it is understood; - a specific event about Communism versus capitalism; COLD WAR - interpretive issue to analyze and evaluate the

Compromise 1850

Compromise of 1850 ââ?¬" Should the Compromise of 1850 have been approved? Regardless of your position, could the Civil War have been avoided at this point in American history? How? 5 paragraphs siding with the north and how the compromise delayed the civil war

Origins of Britain's Protestant Nationalism

Popular belief holds that nationalism,or the idea of it, spread throughout Europe as a consequence of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Though the concept and term of "nationalism" were likely coined at that time, I am trying to write a paper tracing its beginnings back to, at least, the Tudor monarchy in Britain.

Eastern European History

In the book, Inventing Eastern European History, Larry Wolff argues Eastern Europe was constructed as an experimental domain that gave free play to the social theories and political reveries of the west. Basing your response the works of Wolff, Andric, Habsweb, and the film Pan Tadeusz, evaluate the veracity of Wolff's asser

Columbian Exchange: Food & Cuisine

What is the effect of the Columbian exchange of the Food Culture and cuisine of the new World? What sort of food did the Europeans bring? What food made it from the New world to the Old world?