Information Sharing in Military Operations:1st ed. 2017
Information Sharing in Military Operations:
The US NATO and Military Burden-Sharing: Stephen J. Cimbala/ Peter Forster
Multinational Military Intervention:NATO Policy Strategy and Burden Sharing Stephen J. Cimbala/ Peter K. Forster
The 100 year anniversary of the official use of American military personal identity tags, affectionately known as Dog Tags, recently passed without fanfare. We are currently in a war where the Dog Tag is once again a highly personal item to warriors in every service and their families. Each Dog Tag carries its own human interest story. Receiving it, hanging it around the neck, and feeling it is at once a silent statement of commitment. The tag itself individualizes the human being who wears it within a huge and faceless organization. The armed forces demand obedience, commitment, and duty to a higher cause, but the Dog Tag which hangs privately within their shirts, close to their chests, becomes a part of them. In a way it brings comfort to that fear of every Soldier facing death: I do not want to be forgotten; I will not be unknown. Understanding and sharing the history of Dog Tags , the stories shared with me from personal accounts, the cultural impact on merchandising, and the future within our Armed Services. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ginger Cucolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005204/bk_acx0_005204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mike and Kate Blaise fell in love during high school in small-town Macon, Missouri. Sharing a deep sense of patriotism, they both entered the US Army, she as a commissioned officer and he as an enlisted infantry soldier who later became a helicopter pilot with the Air Cavalry. Forced to accept the realities of a military marriage yet determined to stay with her husband, Kate passed up her dream assignment in the United States to be with Mike, who was deployed to Korea. But they never imagined a day like 9/11 or the military aftermath that sent them to Iraq, where Mike would lose his life in combat. A memoir unlike any other, The Heart of a Soldier captures the human side of war through the eyes of a unique insider. Delivering a candid take on life as a woman in the military as well as the grueling challenges facing all who serve, Kate Blaise takes us from the dreams of her idealistic youth to her final days with Mike, when she served in the battalion that provided support to his unit in Iraq. In vivid scenes, she describes her personal evolution as a female officer and a wife, and the incalculable price she and Mike paid in service to a country they love. Both a tribute and a work of riveting narrative, The Heart of a Soldier puts an unforgettable new face on love and war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa Edris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/000454/bk_peng_000454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Twenty-four-year-old Bess Foster has a three-year-old daughter she cherishes, friends she adores, and an Army Ranger she´s been fantasizing about for nearly four years. But she also has a past that haunts her: an abusive ex-boyfriend she fled from to protect her child. She thought that she was free of him...until she saw his face again. Sharing a house with a single mom and a preschooler might not sound like the best fit for an Army Ranger. But when First Lieutenant Tyler Griffon finds out that the waterfront house where his longtime friend, Bess, lives with her daughter has a vacancy, he can´t resist the jaw-dropping view of the Chesapeake Bay. And when he signs the lease, this Ranger will get more action than he bargained for.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005248/bk_tant_005248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In One Mission, former Navy SEAL Chris Fussell draws on his extensive experience of high-pressure teamwork to show how organisations can apply lessons from the field to successfully transform their way of doing business - becoming flatter, quicker and much more collaborative across departments and divisions. Along with sharing his own military experience, Fussell explores industry titans like Intuit and Under Armour, which have adopted the ‘Team of Teams’ model in order to unite everyone around single compelling mission. The result is a ‘shared consciousness’ that drives consistently better results with less friction and intergroup rivalry.Using case studies and providing practical solutions, One Mission shows how to harness the agility, adaptability and cohesion of small teams and break down company silos to deliver extraordinary results across any size of organisation.One Mission is for any leader who wants to inspire their teams to look beyond their narrow field of vision to understand - and effectively contribute to - the organisation´s one true mission.The steps of transition include:Achieving strategic alignment: every organisation thinks it has sufficiently communicated its priorities down the chain of command, but rarely is this alignment sufficient.Determining operating rhythm: annual or six-monthly town hall alignment gathers are no longer regular enough to communicate messages urgently and risk putting entire companies out of date.Setting up communication and decision-making processes: not every person in an organisation is qualified for the decision-making freedom ideal in a flexible team. Fussell shows how a hybrid structure can empower and inspire every person on the team while still restricting the decision-making process appropriately.Shifting leadership behaviour: radical humility, beginning with the leader and continuing down the chain of command, is 1. Language: English. Narrator: General Stanley McChrystal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001862/bk_macm_001862_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.