EP014: What a Brigade Commander Expects from their Subordinate Company Commanders


This week the Leaders Huddle takes a unique opportunity to sit down with COL Brian Reed, a former brigade commander and current brigade tactical officer at West Point. COL Reed shares with us his perspective on leadership, leader development, and what he expected of his subordinate company commanders. As company commanders our initial exposure to the brigade commander is usually right before change of command inventories start, you can often leave that meeting wishing you had asked more questions. Our conversation with COL Reed takes us through leadership development, professional development, broadening assignments, training, fostering a healthy culture, and finally, we ask COL Reed to share what he knows on learning agility in an organization. If you’re a current company commander, or are about to take the guidon, this podcast will provide you great information to help develop your plan and further your organization.

References Mentioned:

FORMALIZING THE INFORMAL: A NETWORK ANALYSIS OF AN INSURGENCY — COL Reed’s Dissertation on using social network analysis to track Saddam Hussein’s network and ultimately use it to support his capture.

Visit Leaders Huddle on the Junior Officer site at https://juniorofficer.army.mil/leaders-huddle

Please subscribe, rate, and leave a comment about Leaders Huddle on iTunes. Leaders Huddle is also on the Google Play podcast platform.

Host: CPT David Weart, CPT Guillermo Guandique
Guest: COL Brian Reed
Editor: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique