Military Leadership And Communication During The Middle East

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Military Leadership and Communication From the Hot Gates at Thermopylae to the beaches of Normandy, the walls of Troy to the sand boxes in the Middle East, as far back as history goes men and countries have assembled groups of their elite to fight for the ideals of nations and their people. But like all cadres they require leaders. They are leaders not only of vision to see the big picture in battle, but also possess the skill and aptitude to communicate clearly to their troops. It is this ability to communicate both thought and ideal, which gives military leaders the power of their position, and the loyalty and strength of the forces that come with it. To be efficient leaders and communicators they must not only give clear instruction, but more predominantly and more importantly utilize these three strategic traits: Adaptability, Confidence, and Charisma. Military Adaptability As one of the most primal and visceral forms of human expression, war and conflict tend to bring out the most curious and baffling of human traits. It appears an almost requisite part of conflict that one must deal with the unexpected and unknown barriers that arise. The best way to deal with the inevitable uncertainty of military service is to remain adaptable and flexible. Though this may appear to be primarily a combat skill, the principles still remain the same when it comes to communication. A military force, though uniform in manner and mission, is really composed of quite a diverse crowd of

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