Hal Moore on Leadership

Hal Moore on Leadership

A comprehensive guide to the principles that helped shape Moore's success both on and off the battlefield.

Author: Harold G. Moore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1548305103

Category: Command of troops

Page: 168

View: 574

A comprehensive guide to the principles that helped shape Moore's success both on and off the battlefield. They are strategies for the outnumbered, outgunned, and seemingly hopeless. They apply to any leader in any organization - business or military.
Categories: Command of troops

Hal Moore

Hal Moore

From his baptism by fire in the Korean War to his iconic leadership at the Battle of Ia Drang, Hal Moore remains one of the greatest battlefield commanders of the20th Century.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher:

ISBN: 0999644327

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

View: 498

From his baptism by fire in the Korean War to his iconic leadership at the Battle of Ia Drang, Hal Moore remains one of the greatest battlefield commanders of the20th Century. Step into the world of Hal Moore with this pictorial keepsake, illustrated throughoutwith more than 250 photographs, many of them never-before-published.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The American Heroes Collection

The American Heroes Collection

Blackburn was also the architect of the infamous Son Tay Prison Raid, officially termed Operation Ivory Coast, the largest prisoner-of-war rescue mission of the Vietnam War. “A follow-up to a fine bio of Russell Volckmann, this tale of ...

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504056090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1980

View: 805

Three stirring military portraits—including a biography of the Vietnam War hero who wrote the New York Times bestseller, We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. Hal Moore: A heroic commander in the Vietnam War, Harold G. Moore cowrote the New York Times–bestselling memoir of the battle at Ia Drang and was portrayed by Mel Gibson in the film We Were Soldiers. This “outstanding” and definitive biography expands on the account of that pivotal battle to encompass Moore’s distinguished military career from the Korean War through his courageous and invaluable service in Vietnam (Armchair General). Shadow Commander: In World War II, US Army legend Donald Blackburn escaped from Bataan along with Russell W. Volckmann and organized the guerrilla fighters known as “Blackburn’s Headhunters” against the Japanese. He would go on to play a key role in the Vietnam War, revitalizing Army Special Forces operations in Southeast Asia, spearheading Operation White Star in Laos, and eventually taking command of the highly classified Studies and Observations Group (SOG). Blackburn was also the architect of the infamous Son Tay Prison Raid, officially termed Operation Ivory Coast, the largest prisoner-of-war rescue mission of the Vietnam War. “A follow-up to a fine bio of Russell Volckmann, this tale of guerrilla warfare spans from Bataan to Vietnam.” —World War II Magazine American Guerrilla: Here is Russell Volckmann’s own story, from his refusal to surrender at Bataan to raising a Filipino army of more than twenty-two thousand men and leading a guerrilla war against the Japanese for the next three years. When General Yamashita finally surrendered, he made his initial overtures not to General Douglas MacArthur, but to Volckmann. The progenitor of modern counterinsurgency doctrine, Volkmann wrote the field manuals that became the US Army’s first handbooks outlining the precepts for both special warfare and counter-guerrilla operations, making him the true “father” of Army Special Forces. “[Volckmann’s private army] waged arguably the most successful guerrilla campaign of the entire war . . . Mr. Guardia argues, convincingly, that Volckmann deserves the title of ‘father’ of Special Forces.” —The Washington Times
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Fundamentals of Leadership

The Fundamentals of Leadership

Rescorla's company was attached to Colonel Hal Moore's battalion, 1/7 Cav for
an operation that started at approximately 1030 hours shortly after the cavalry
landed on Landing Zone (LZ) X-Ray. They did not know it when they landed, but
 ...

Author: Floyd Sheldon

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604944037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 697

Great leadership is essential for success in an any endeavor, but most of us aren't born knowing how to lead. In The Fundamentals of Leadership: Essential Tools of the Trade, Lieutenant Colonel Floyd Sheldon draws on more than 25 years of experience as a US Army infantryman to teach you the basics. With concrete examples of effective leadership, this book will give you the tools you need to lead.
Categories: Business & Economics

Willpower A Historical Study Of An Influential Leadership Attribute

Willpower  A Historical Study Of An Influential Leadership Attribute

{36} William F. Jasper, “The Real Hal Moore: An interview of Lt. Gen. Harold G.
Moore” [Online] Available from http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna: Internet
accessed 17 September 2002. {37} Ibid. {38} Moore and Galloway, 88. {39}
Moore ...

Author: LCDR David Schappert

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782899907

Category: History

Page: 81

View: 639

This thesis investigates a single leadership attribute: willpower. Willpower is defined as the amalgamation of continuing in the face of adversity; the refusal to accept failure; and the power to affect a desired outcome in others. The central research question investigates how a leader generates willpower and transmits it to produce a desired effect. The methodology employed investigates three historical military leaders at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war over a sixty year period. The leaders analyzed are General Colin Powell, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and Lieutenant General Harold Moore. This analysis method was chosen to answer the three secondary research questions: Is there a common thread? Is willpower different at different levels of war? Has willpower transmission changed over time? To provide objectivity, a leader who possessed willpower and still failed, General Douglas MacArthur, is also studied. The historical leaders studied are found to have similarities in how they generate and transmit willpower. The willpower transmission techniques employed by the research subjects have not changed significantly over the period studied. However, willpower transmission techniques do reveal differences over the three levels of war.
Categories: History

Cybersecurity Leadership

Cybersecurity Leadership

1) Are leaders inherently good or inherently evil? 2) What causes some leaders
to be good while others to be evil? We can answer this question by examining
the leadership of two leaders: Lt. Colonel Hal Moore from the movie We Were ...

Author: Mansur Hasib

Publisher: Tomorrow's Strategy Today, LLC

ISBN: 9781496199270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 834

"The insights ... go beyond cyber security alone to examine the critical concepts and often misunderstood distinction between leadership and management. This should be required reading on every college campus." - Collin Smith, CISSP - Cybersecurity Professional. "...this book will change both the way we think about leadership and the way we understand information technology. I recommend this book highly to everyone." - Eric Schwartz - Executive Director at Advena World LLC and Adjunct Professor in Economics at Montgomery College. "...explains what an organization needs to know to implement cybersecurity governance." Council of Graduate Schools Testimony at the US Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting, April 29, 2014. "...exposes the common faults with which we are all struggling in this industry. It's humorous ... engaging, and I feel helps a reader question their own approaches. I was originally looking for a compendium that works as collateral reading for Cyber Security training courses, and I found it. I genuinely recommend this work tool." - David Bickel - Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, State of Maryland. Written by one of the leading global thought leaders in cybersecurity with 30 years of practical experience in the field, this book addresses the most neglected area of cybersecurity -- cybersecurity governance -- the management, leadership, and engagement of people for the purposes of cybersecurity. This book is an essential book for anyone interested in understanding how cybersecurity should be led in an organization. All business executives or students at any level will benefit from this book. Cybersecurity can be a source of productivity and innovation and be a revenue driver. The leadership principles are applicable in any field and in any organization.
Categories: Business & Economics

On War and Leadership

On War and Leadership

When their hour had come they had done their job, and it was this thought, too,
that Hal Moore had in his mind. And he said that if they had won no one else's
gratitude, they had his.26 After forty minutes or so with Herren's company we
walked ...

Author: Owen Connelly

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400825164

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 449

What can we learn about leadership and the experience of war from the best combat leaders the world has ever known? This book takes us behind the scenes and to the front lines of the major wars of the past 250 years through the words of twenty combat commanders. What they have to say--which is remarkably similar across generational, national, and ideological divides--is a fascinating take on military history by those who lived it. It is also worthwhile reading for anyone, from any walk of life, who makes executive decisions. The leaders showcased here range from Frederick the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf. They include such diverse figures as Napoleon Bonaparte, commanders on both sides of the Civil War (William Tecumseh Sherman and Stonewall Jackson), German and American World War II generals (Rommel and Patton), a veteran of the Arab-Israeli wars (Moshe Dayan), and leaders from both sides of the Vietnam War (Vo Nguyen Giap and Harold Moore). What they have had in common is an unrivaled understanding of the art of command and a willingness to lead from the front. All earned the respect and loyalty of those they led--and moved them to risk death. The practices of these commanders apply to any leadership situation, whether military, business, political, athletic, or other. Their words reveal techniques for anticipating the competition, leading through example, taking care of the "troops," staying informed, turning bad luck to advantage, improvising, and making bold decisions. Leader after leader emphasizes the importance of up-front "muddy boots" leadership and reveals what it takes to persevere and win. Identifying a pattern of proven leadership, this book will benefit anyone who aspires to lead a country, a squadron, a company, or a basketball team. It is a unique distillation of two and a half centuries of military wisdom.
Categories: History

The Art of Command

The Art of Command

Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell Harry Laver ... Four
years earlier, in Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley, Lieutenant Colonel Harold “Hal
Moore had exercised masterful leadership that resulted in America's first major ...

Author: Harry Laver

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813173122

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 258

What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of great military commanders such as George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? That is the fundamental question underlying The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell. The book illustrates that great leaders become great through conscious effort—a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings. Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews, and the other contributing authors identify nine core characteristics of highly effective leadership, such as integrity, determination, vision, and charisma, and nine significant figures in American military history whose careers embody those qualities. The Art of Command examines each figure’s strengths and weaknesses and how those attributes affected their leadership abilities, offering a unique perspective of military leadership in American history. Laver and Matthews have assembled a list of contributors from military, academic, and professional circles, which allows the book to encompass diverse approaches to the study of leadership.
Categories: History

Military Law Review

Military Law Review

The authors emphasize the leadership characteristics of the battalion
commander , Lieutenant Colonel Moore . ... the trees into the clearing I could see
Hal Moore standing up at the far end of the LZ ( landing zone ) , exposing himself
to enemy ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35559004476325

Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Page:

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Categories: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

American Armor in the Pacific

American Armor in the Pacific

Relying heavily on first-person accounts, the strategies and tactics of the opposing forces are discussed. This book also looks at the Pacific theater, and how American armor was employed with great success in that theater of war.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612008196

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 748

This latest in the Casemate Illustrated series explores American armor during the Pacific Campaign of WWII, from 1942-45. During this period there were over twenty major tank battles and operations where tanks provided heavy support to infantry units. These operations include the battle of Tarawa and the Bougainville Campaign. Relying heavily on first-person accounts, the strategies and tactics of the opposing forces are discussed. This book also looks at the Pacific theater, and how American armor was employed with great success in that theater of war. Detailed information on American and Japanese armored forces, including development, equipment, capabilities, organization, and order of battle, is given.
Categories: History

Leadership

Leadership

In my experience the best leaders are those who genuinely possess the required
attributes of competence and character . ... Again , the best example of this kind of
genuine leadership that I know of is Hal Moore and the Seventh Cavalry .

Author: Christopher D. Kolenda

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000048609005

Category: History

Page: 437

View: 104

This bold, wide-ranging collection brings together some of the most noted military minds, past and present, to examine the crucial role of leadership in combat.
Categories: History

Shadow Commander

Shadow Commander

This book follows Blackburn through both his youthful days of desperate combat and his time as a commander, imparting his lessons to the new ranks of Army Special Forces.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504025041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 759

The true story of the US Army legend who organized “Blackburn’s Headhunters” against Japan in WWII and went on to initiate Special Forces operations in Vietnam. The fires on Bataan burned on the evening of April 9, 1942—illuminating the white flags of surrender against the dark sky. Outnumbered and outgunned, remnants of the American-Philippine army surrendered to the forces of the Rising Sun. Yet US Army Captain Donald D. Blackburn refused to lay down his arms. With future Special Forces legend Russell Volckmann, Blackburn escaped to the jungles of North Luzon, where they raised a private army of 22,000 men against the Japanese. His organization of native tribes into guerrilla fighters would lead to the destruction of the enemy’s naval base at Aparri. But Blackburn’s amazing accomplishments would not end with the victory in the Pacific. He would go on to play a key role in initiating Army Special Forces operations in Southeast Asia, spearheading Operation White Star in Laos as commander of the 77th Special Forces Group and eventually taking command of the highly classified Studies and Observations Group (SOG), charged with performing secret missions now that main-force Communist incursions were on the rise. In the wake of the CIA’s disastrous Leaping Lena program, in 1964, Blackburn revitalized the Special Operations campaign in South Vietnam. Sending reconnaissance teams into Cambodia and North Vietnam, he discovered the clandestine networks and supply nodes of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Taking the information directly to General Westmoreland, Blackburn was authorized to conduct full-scale operations against the NVA and Viet Cong in Laos and Cambodia. In combats large and small, the Communists realized they had met a master of insurgent tactics—and he was on the US side. Following his return to the US, Blackburn was the architect of the infamous Son Tay Prison Raid, officially termed Operation Ivory Coast, the largest prisoner-of-war rescue mission—and, indeed, the largest Army Special Forces operation—of the Vietnam War. During a period when US troops in Southeast Asia faced guerrilla armies on every side, America had a superb covert commander of its own. This book follows Blackburn through both his youthful days of desperate combat and his time as a commander, imparting his lessons to the new ranks of Army Special Forces.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Air War on the Eastern Front

Air War on the Eastern Front

A lavishly illustrated account of the entire air campaign on the Eastern Front in World War II.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612009085

Category: History

Page:

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A lavishly illustrated account of the entire air campaign on the Eastern Front in World War II.
Categories: History

Army

Army

Harold G. Moore , USA altered the course of the Vietnam War . ... Were Soldiers
Once ... and Young , the auSTILL Moore's reflections on leadership thors address
a new generation of waralone make this book worth its purriors because " there ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112099228543

Category: Military art and science

Page:

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Categories: Military art and science

Launching a Leadership Revolution

Launching a Leadership Revolution

As the last helicopter lifts off , Hal Moore finally steps aboard , the last man to
leave the battle field , as promised . He was there for every moment of the battle
with them , a leader by example . Working : Demonstrating a High Work Ethic
There ...

Author: Christopher Brady

Publisher:

ISBN: 0976864509

Category: Leadership

Page: 279

View: 399

Categories: Leadership

Words for Warriors

Words for Warriors

This book addresses tactics, training, administration, special staff, public relations, self-development, and myriad other subjects that are the responsibilities of commanders. Much of this advice will be useful to business leaders as well.

Author: Ralph Puckett

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781587368059

Category: Education

Page: 379

View: 563

"Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier's Notebook" is about leadership-leadership on the battlefield and in the garrison. Colonel Ralph Puckett, a Ranger legend, shares what he has learned in more than fifty-eight years of training, leading, teaching, and mentoring Warriors. This book addresses tactics, training, administration, special staff, public relations, self-development, and myriad other subjects that are the responsibilities of commanders. Much of this advice will be useful to business leaders as well. The essays within are not limited to Colonel Puckett's experience. They draw heavily upon the experiences of others to provide a broad discussion of practical courses of action for the many challenges that confront leaders. This invaluable resource presents ideas that will help commanders with many of the problems that are part of everyday military life. "Words for Warriors" helps fill the gap between what is taught in our service schools and lessons learned through experience.
Categories: Education

American Guerrilla

American Guerrilla

When General Yamashita finally surrendered, he made his initial overtures not to MacArthur, but to Volckmann. This book establishes how Volckmann’s leadership was critical to the outcome of the war in the Philippines.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504025058

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 420

A main selection of the Military Book Club and a selection of the History Book Club With his parting words, “I shall return,” General Douglas MacArthur sealed the fate of the last American forces on Bataan. Yet one young Army Captain named Russell Volckmann refused to surrender. He disappeared into the jungles of north Luzon where he raised a Filipino army of more than 22,000 men. For the next three years he led a guerrilla war against the Japanese, killing more than 50,000 enemy soldiers. At the same time he established radio contact with MacArthur’s headquarters in Australia and directed Allied forces to key enemy positions. When General Yamashita finally surrendered, he made his initial overtures not to MacArthur, but to Volckmann. This book establishes how Volckmann’s leadership was critical to the outcome of the war in the Philippines. His ability to synthesize the realities and potential of guerrilla warfare led to a campaign that rendered Yamashita’s forces incapable of repelling the Allied invasion. Had it not been for Volckmann, the Americans would have gone in “blind” during their counter-invasion, reducing their efforts to a trial-and-error campaign that would undoubtedly have cost more lives, materiel, and potentially stalled the pace of the entire Pacific War. Second, this book establishes Volckmann as the progenitor of modern counterinsurgency doctrine and the true “Father” of Army Special Forces—a title that history has erroneously awarded to Colonel Aaron Bank of the European Theater of Operations. In 1950, Volckmann wrote two army field manuals: Operations Against Guerrilla Forces and Organization and Conduct of Guerrilla Warfare, though today few realize he was their author. Together, they became the US Army’s first handbooks outlining the precepts for both special warfare and counter-guerrilla operations. Taking his argument directly to the army chief of staff, Volckmann outlined the concept for Army Special Forces. At a time when US military doctrine was conventional in outlook, he marketed the ideas of guerrilla warfare as a critical force multiplier for any future conflict, ultimately securing the establishment of the Army’s first special operations unit—the 10th Special Forces Group. Volckmann himself remains a shadowy figure in modern military history, his name absent from every major biography on MacArthur, and in much of the Army Special Forces literature. Yet as modest, even secretive, as Volckmann was during his career, it is difficult to imagine a man whose heroic initiative had more impact on World War II. This long overdue book not only chronicles the dramatic military exploits of Russell Volckmann, but analyzes how his leadership paved the way for modern special warfare doctrine. Mike Guardia, currently an officer in the US 1st Armored Division is also author of Shadow Commander, about the career of Donald Blackburn, and an upcoming biography of Hal Moore.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Battling for Competitive Advantage

Battling for Competitive Advantage

Lesson 4 : Leaders Keep Their Heads in a Crisis and Are Seen to Lead and Be in
Charge — Their Strength and Character Are All ... But more than anything else , it
demonstrated just how much Hal Moore's leadership meant to his soldiers .

Author: Kenneth Allard

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471715522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 970

Praise for Battling for Competitive Advantage "[Battling for Competitive Advantage] systematically unravels and explains the complexities of modern business and warfare. This excellent book will prove helpful to business leaders as well as the academic community charged with explaining successful leadership of large organizations." -General Barry R. McCaffrey, U.S.A. (Ret.), Professor of International Security Studies at West Point and NBC News Commentator "Colonel Ken Allard doesn't just have supreme military intelligence, his operational brilliance extends to the business world as well. Battling for Competitive Advantage teaches you that business is war and that Ken is the perfect commander-in-chief to follow into your business battles." -Ron Insana, Coanchor, CNBC's Business Center "In war, they don't give out medals for second place. In business, as in war, you can't win without first surviving. [This book] offers the hard-won wisdom from one warrior's world to another. Read, laugh, squirm, survive, and win!" -Scott A. Snook, Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior Harvard Business School "In the post-9/11, post-Enron environment, Ken Allard's Ten Commandments of Military Leadership are directly applicable to today's business CEOs." -Tom Petrie, Chairman and CEO, Petrie Parkman & Co.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Fires of Babylon

The Fires of Babylon

Based on hours of interviews and archival research by renowned author Mike Guardia, this minute-by-minute account of the US breakthrough reveals an intimate, no-holds-barred account of modern warfare.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504021708

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 880

A riveting true story of tank warfare in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm under the command of Captain H. R. McMaster. As a new generation of main battle tanks came onto the line during the 1980s, neither the United States nor the USSR had the chance to pit them in combat. But once the Cold War between the superpowers waned, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein provided the chance with his invasion of Kuwait. Finally the new US M1A1 tank would see how it fared against the vaunted Soviet-built T-72. On the morning of August 2, 1990, Iraqi armored divisions invaded the tiny emirate of Kuwait. The Iraqi Army, after its long war with Iran, had more combat experience than the US Army. Who knew if America’s untested forces could be shipped across the world and then contest the battle-hardened Iraqis on their home ground? The Kuwaitis had collapsed easily enough, but the invasion drew fierce condemnation from the United Nations, which demanded Hussein’s withdrawal. Undeterred by the rhetoric, the Iraqi dictator massed his forces along the Saudi Arabian border and dared the world to stop him. In response, the United States led the world community in a coalition of 34 nations in what became known as Operation Desert Storm—a violent air and ground campaign to eject the Iraqis from Kuwait. Leading this charge into Iraq were the men of Eagle Troop in the US Army’s 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment. Commanded by then-Captain H. R. McMaster—who would go on to serve as National Security Advisor in the Trump administration—Eagle Troop was the lead element of the US VII Corps’ advance into Iraq. On February 26, 1991, Eagle Troop encountered the Tawakalna Brigade of Iraq’s elite Republican Guard. By any calculation, the 12 American tanks didn’t stand a chance. Yet within a mere 23 minutes, the M1A1 tanks of Eagle Troop destroyed more than 50 enemy vehicles and plowed a hole through the Iraqi front. History would call it the Battle of 73 Easting. Based on hours of interviews and archival research by renowned author Mike Guardia, this minute-by-minute account of the US breakthrough reveals an intimate, no-holds-barred account of modern warfare.
Categories: History

The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

The first is the la Drang , in which a Kentuckian , Hal Moore , played a leading
role . 72 ( Not Mel Gibson . ) 73 Herring ... For Herring ' s review of the book , see
Lexington Herald - Leader , February 14 , 1993 . 23 Gibson starred as Moore in ...

Author: Kentucky Historical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066095186

Category: Kentucky

Page:

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Categories: Kentucky