Squad Organization

Von Steuben Training & Consulting

One of my biggest goals for the classes that I teach and the articles that I write is to get patriotic Americans in the mindset of working with others in a team. A key element of this is learning how to task-organize a group into an effective squad, which is something I cover in the Team Leader Class. In this article I will discuss considerations for organizing a squad of volunteers, list some common billets for specialized roles and duties, and present my proposed “Jäger Squad” model for the modern American Minuteman.

Cognitive Load Theory (How Many Men can a Squad Leader Control?)

Our brains are like computers. A computer has a limited amount of processing power and can only handle so many tasks at once. If you overburden a computer with too many tasks, it will slow down considerably and do none of the tasks efficiently (or…

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SHTF Self-Education Series Book Review – “Winning Insurgent War: Back to Basics”

SHTF Self-Education Series Book Review from the Library – “Winning Insurgent War: Back to Basics”

 

Note to my Readers: I had some issues downloading the .pdf version of this book with the links provided, so in prowling around I found this link which worked fine:

https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/fmso/m/fmso-books/195392/download

 

 

Study Up and Train Hard!

SHTF Self-Education Series

H/T WRSA

SHTF Self-Education Series – From the Library: “Special Forces – Guerilla Warfare Manual”

 

Another worthy addition to your SHTF Flash Drive or Binder filled with Preparedness Manuals and other Associated materials.

I will admit a large percentage of these “SHTF” Books are written by morons and are useful for nothing but fire kindling but this is good one.

Download your copy HERE

Prepare Accordingly.

 

 

 

The Rifleman’s Creed; Warrior Ethos

Von Steuben Training & Consulting

Many people know of the Rifleman’s Creed from the movie “Full Metal Jacket”, in the scene where the recruits had to recite it from their bunks in boot camp. Written in 1942 by Marine General William H. Rupertus, the creed represents a key element of the unique warrior culture that permeates the Marine Corps. We call this “Warrior Ethos.”

“Ethosthe distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution.”
– Merriam-Webster Dictionary

General Rupertus wrote the Rifleman’s Creed at the start of WWII because he needed his Marines to understand “that the only weapon which stands between them and Death is the rifle…” He wanted his Marines to view their rifles not merely as a tool of war, but as a close companion in combat.

To a large extent, he succeeded. The creed that he wrote became a cornerstone of Marine Corps culture…

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Maneuver Warfare

Maneuver Warfare

 

Worthwhile article that dovetails WW2 Military History with the current events in Ukraine.

Highly Recommend you download this book to a flash drive and keep for future reference.