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

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Taking Command

Taking Command
Author : William N. Thomas
Publisher :
Total Pages : 317
Release : 1967
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105081632643
ISBN 13 :
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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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Grant Takes Command

Grant Takes Command
Author : Bruce Catton
Publisher : Open Road Media
Total Pages : 556
Release : 2015-11-03
ISBN 10 : 9781504024211
ISBN 13 : 1504024214
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grant Takes Command Book Description:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s “lively and absorbing” biography of Ulysses S. Grant and his leadership during the Civil War (The New York Times Book Review). This conclusion to Bruce Catton’s acclaimed history of General Grant begins in the summer of 1863. After Grant’s bold and decisive triumph over the Confederate Army at Vicksburg, President Lincoln promoted him to the head of the Army of the Potomac. The newly named general was virtually unknown to the Union’s military high command, but he proved himself in the brutal closing year and a half of the War Between the States. Grant’s strategic brilliance and unshakeable tenacity crushed the Confederacy in the battles of the Overland Campaign in Virginia and the Siege of Petersburg. In the spring of 1865, Grant finally forced Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, thus ending the bloodiest conflict on American soil. Although tragedy struck only days later when Lincoln—whom Grant called “incontestably the greatest man I have ever known”—was assassinated, Grant’s military triumphs would ensure that the president’s principles of unity and freedom would endure. In Grant Takes Command, Catton offers readers an in-depth portrait of an extraordinary warrior and unparalleled military strategist whose brilliant battlefield leadership saved an endangered Union.

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

Taking Command Book Description:

"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...

Challenge of Command

Challenge of Command
Author : Roger H. Nye
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2001-10-01
ISBN 10 : 0399528040
ISBN 13 : 9780399528040
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenge of Command Book Description:

“A must for those who aspire to follow the profession of arms.”—Maj. Gen. George S. Patton Here is a unique book that emphasizes the attainment of military excellence through reading and field experience. Written to help men and women prepare for positions of command in the American Armed Forces, it is a product of the author’s years of discussions with military commanders about their roles as decision-makers, moral standard bearers, and energizers of military organizations. In his commentary on the problems of the commander as tactician, strategist, warrior, trainer, mentor, disciplinarian, and moral leader, the author analyzes and recommends both classical and current readings that are available for those who seek an expanded vision of their potential as commanders. This book is designed to raise new challenges to conventional thinking about the art of military command.

Taking Command Signed

Taking Command  Signed
Author : David Richards
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2014-10-09
ISBN 10 : 1472227395
ISBN 13 : 9781472227393
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.