The Battle Of The Vietnam War

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Imagine sitting in a helicopter that is taking to a battle ground were an estimated 2000 enemy troops are awaiting your arrival. You know you are heavily outnumbered but regardless you have a mission to complete. The lives of your subordinates sit in the brink as they are counting on your ability to make split second decisions, employ meticulously devised tactics, and give precise orders. These are the challenges Lieutenant General Harold “Hal” Moore faced on 14 Nov 1965 during the first battle of the Vietnam War This essay will outline how Gen. Moore was a visionary leader who displayed transformational ideals that aided the United States in its success on the battlefield as well as how he was instrumental in adapting a new style of warfare against the enemy in Vietnam. I will then discuss who Gen. Moore was as an ethical leader and how he dealt first hand not only with the struggles of war but also what it took as a leader to ready his men in order to meet the goals of the United States Army. Finally I will provide my own prospective on my claim as to why Gen. Moore was a visionary and ethical leader dedicated to the principals that made him a success. VISONARY LEADER Lt. General Harold “Hal” Moore was considered one of the greatest battlefield commanders in the history of the United States Military. Gen. Moore cemented his place in infamy in the first major battle of the Vietnam War, November 1965. During the Battle of LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, he was
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