Taking Command

Taking Command
Author : David Richards
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2014-10-09
ISBN 10 : 9781472220868
ISBN 13 : 1472220862
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Command Book Description:

General Sir David Richards is one of the best known British generals of modern times. In 2013 he retired after over forty years of service in the British Army and a career that had seen him rise from junior officer with 20 Commando to Chief of the Defence Staff, the professional head of the British Armed Forces. He served in the Far East, Germany, Northern Ireland and East Timor. He was the last Governor of Berlin's Spandau Prison, when Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy, was its sole prisoner. In 2005 he was appointed Commander of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps in Afghanistan and as commander of NATO forces became the first British General to command US Forces in combat since the Second World War. In 2000, Richards won acclaim when he brought together a collation of forces in Sierra Leone to stop the ultra-violent Revolutionary United Front from attacking the capital, Freetown. In so doing he ended one of the bloodiest civil wars to bedevil the region. He did so without the official sanction of London, and failure could have cost him his career. As Chief of the Defence Staff he advised the government during the crises and interventions in Libya and Syria and oversaw the controversial Strategic Defence and Security Review. Taking Command is Richards' characteristically outspoken account of a career that took him into the highest echelons of military command and politics. Written with candour, and often humour, his story reflects the changing reality of life for the modern soldier over the last forty years and offers unprecedented insight into the readiness of our military to tackle the threats and challenges we face today.

Taking Command

Taking Command
Author : William N. Thomas
Publisher :
Total Pages : 317
Release : 1967
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105081632643
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Taking Command

Taking Command
Author : H. Paul Jeffers
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2009-05-05
ISBN 10 : 9781101050736
ISBN 13 : 110105073X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"The crux of the fighting was the place I headed for." -General J. Lawton Collins Known as "the GI's general" and "Lightning Joe," General J. Lawton Collins played no less than a global part in the Allied victory of World War II. Here, for the first time, is the story of an American hero and patriot- a man who earned the admiration of the grunts with whom he shared foxholes and the respect of the highest-ranking generals. Collins was a true leader of men with his iron-clad devotion to duty, his genuine concern for those under his command, and his seemingly unending drive to defend his nation against all enemies-no matter where the fight took him...

Taking Command

Taking Command
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 40
Release : 1985
ISBN 10 : LCCN:86155315
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mechanization Takes Command

Mechanization Takes Command
Author : Siegfried Giedion
Publisher :
Total Pages : 743
Release : 1948
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:20500085306
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Photography Takes Command

Photography Takes Command
Author : Robert Elwall
Publisher :
Total Pages : 103
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105017119228
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photography Takes Command Book Description:

"Photography takes command thus aims to take a timely look at the crucial period between 1890 and 1939 when, supplanting other media, the camera first established itself as the unrivalled recorder of architecture. How did photographers set about recording the built environment during these years? Who, indeed, were these photographers and how did they respond to the demands of architects and the public? This work attempts to explore these questions by highlighting the subtle and constantly shifting relationship between architecture and photography and the changes in architectural taste that were often reflected in, or influenced by, changes in reproductive techniques."--Page 6.

Taking Command

Taking Command
Author : John O. Moench
Publisher :
Total Pages : 495
Release : 1996-01-01
ISBN 10 : 1877597058
ISBN 13 : 9781877597053
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Taking Command

Taking Command
Author : Tim Bonds
Publisher :
Total Pages : 25
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : IND:30000080867538
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Command Book Description:

The U.S. Air Force has faced significant challenges in its recent operations. Forces have been called into action around the globe on short timelines that allow for neither adequate training or planning, while Air Operations Centers providing theater command and control (C2) have been built on the fly as forces are deployed to each contingency. This paper describes the organization of the C2 force element supporting the Air Force component commander, presents comments and criticisms from senior commanders and top Department of Defense officials regarding the Air Force's ability to command and control airpower in recent operations, and describes new capabilities the theater C2 units need to employ aerospace forces to their greatest effect before and during theater combat operations. The authors find that C2 systems and procedures (1) should be designed as part of a comprehensive concept, (2) must be useful for the various training-related tasks, (3) allow for and facilitate continuous improvements, and (4) be thoroughly evaluated and practiced by the commander and staff.

Taking Command

Taking Command
Author : Douglas A. Cox
Publisher :
Total Pages : 140
Release : 1984
ISBN 10 : OCLC:13979354
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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