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I need help writing a tactical standard operating procedure (TACSOP) for our upcoming pre-mission training cycle ASAP!

There is no official format for SOPs, and many units use many different formats. ATP 3-90.90, Army Tactical Standard Operating Procedures, ” (link below) provides instruction on the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) in order to enhance efficiency and …Read More

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Do I have to pull Staff Duty while pregnant?

You are authorized to pull staff duty as long as it is within the limits of your profile. If you have concerns or require special consideration you should consider speaking with your doctor and chain of command

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Is it true the Army revised the Noncommissioned Officer Guide?

Yes, this information is correct. The Army released the newly revised TC 7-22.7 (01 January 2020), The Noncommissioned Officer Guide, and is available for download and ordering through the Army Publishing Directorate at the following link. Approved by the Army …Read More

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Can I request a Stand By Advisory Board (STAB) if my IPERMS / OMPF is missing documents?

A Standby Advisory Board might be allowed.  I would suggest you read:  AR 600-8-19 for the items that justify a Standby Advisory Board (STAB).

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Welcome Aboard MSG(P) Christopher Miller

Asktop would like to give a warm WELCOME to MSG (P) Christopher Miller. Chris is a Subject Mater Expert in Leadership, Training, and Mentoring. Here is some information about Chris. Chris Miller is an active-duty Master Sergeant (Promotable) and has …Read More

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Noncommissioned Officer Leader Evolutionary Leaps from 1775 to Present

The leadership of Noncommissioned Officers (NCO) evolved immensely since the birth of the Continental Army in 1775. Commanders charge subordinates with carrying out orders with minimal oversight. The empowerment of subordinates without micromanagement is only possible when trust is amid the leader-subordinate …Read More

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Pick Your Battles

The following is an extract from the book Move Out The Insider’s Guide for Military Leaders Just as military units avoid committing their forces to diversionary attacks and feints, leaders must be alert to being drawn into minor skirmishes that …Read More

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Crossing a Linear Danger Area

The following is an extract from the book Ranger Patrolling Guide There are two types of linear danger areas (LDA’S), known and unknown. A known LDA is one that is depicted on the map and that you plan on crossing …Read More

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The 5 Principles of Patrolling

The following is an extract from the book Ranger Patrolling Planning— Quickly make a simple plan and effectively communicate it to the lowest level. A great plan that takes forever to complete and is poorly disseminated isn’t a great plan. …Read More

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