EP006: Making the Most of Your Staff Assignments


Today we are discussing a topic that frankly doesn’t get discussed enough in our commissioning sources and basic branch courses. Rightfully so, most of the education and training cadets and BOLC students receive is geared towards preparing them for platoon leader assignments.

In reality, most of us will spend at least half of our time in staff positions as junior officers.  In today’s episode we interview two officers who offer sound advice for excelling in your staff assignments and using them as preparation for key developmental positions.

References Mentioned:

The Military Leader Blog developed by Drew Steadman
12 Tips for Showing Leadership During Your Staff Time by James King
7 Ways to Fail as a Staff Officer by Nate Stratton
FM 6-0: Commander and Staff Organization and Operations
The Military Writers Guild

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Hosts: CPT David Weart and CPT Micah Klein
Guests: CPT Kyle Stillwell and CPT Joe Woods
Editor: CPT Micah Klein