Hal Moore on Leadership

Hal Moore on Leadership

A comprehensive guide to the principles that helped shape Moore's success both on and off the battlefield.

Author: Harold G. Moore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1548305103

Category: Command of troops

Page: 168

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A comprehensive guide to the principles that helped shape Moore's success both on and off the battlefield. They are strategies for the outnumbered, outgunned, and seemingly hopeless. They apply to any leader in any organization - business or military.
Categories: Command of troops

Hal Moore

Hal Moore

In this first-ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America’s true military heroes.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480445710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 903

The definitive biography of Harold G. Moore, hero of the Vietnam War and author of the bestselling memoir of the battle at Ia Drang. Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last fifty years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie We Were Soldiers. In this first-ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America’s true military heroes. A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore’s first combats occurred during the Korean War, where he fought in the battles of Old Baldy, T-Bone, and Pork Chop Hill. At the beginning of the Vietnam War, Moore commanded the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry in the first full-fledged battle between US and North Vietnamese regulars. Drastically outnumbered and nearly overrun, Moore led from the front, and though losing seventy-nine soldiers, accounted for 1,200 of the enemy before the Communists withdrew. This Battle of Ia Drang pioneered the use of “air mobile infantry”—delivering troops into battle via helicopter—which became the staple of US operations for the remainder of the war. He later wrote of his experiences in the bestselling book We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. Following his tour in Vietnam, he assumed command of the 7th Infantry Division, forward-stationed in South Korea, and in 1971, he took command of the Army Training Center at Fort Ord, California. In this capacity, he oversaw the US Army’s transition from a conscript-based to an all-volunteer force. He retired as a lieutenant general in 1977. Hal Moore graciously allowed the author interviews and granted full access to his files and collection of letters, documents, and never-before-published photographs.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The American Heroes Collection

The American Heroes Collection

Blackburn was also the architect of the infamous Son Tay Prison Raid, officially termed Operation Ivory Coast, the largest prisoner-of-war rescue mission of the Vietnam War. “A follow-up to a fine bio of Russell Volckmann, this tale of ...

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504056090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1980

View: 305

Three stirring military portraits—including a biography of the Vietnam War hero who wrote the New York Times bestseller, We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. Hal Moore: A heroic commander in the Vietnam War, Harold G. Moore cowrote the New York Times–bestselling memoir of the battle at Ia Drang and was portrayed by Mel Gibson in the film We Were Soldiers. This “outstanding” and definitive biography expands on the account of that pivotal battle to encompass Moore’s distinguished military career from the Korean War through his courageous and invaluable service in Vietnam (Armchair General). Shadow Commander: In World War II, US Army legend Donald Blackburn escaped from Bataan along with Russell W. Volckmann and organized the guerrilla fighters known as “Blackburn’s Headhunters” against the Japanese. He would go on to play a key role in the Vietnam War, revitalizing Army Special Forces operations in Southeast Asia, spearheading Operation White Star in Laos, and eventually taking command of the highly classified Studies and Observations Group (SOG). Blackburn was also the architect of the infamous Son Tay Prison Raid, officially termed Operation Ivory Coast, the largest prisoner-of-war rescue mission of the Vietnam War. “A follow-up to a fine bio of Russell Volckmann, this tale of guerrilla warfare spans from Bataan to Vietnam.” —World War II Magazine American Guerrilla: Here is Russell Volckmann’s own story, from his refusal to surrender at Bataan to raising a Filipino army of more than twenty-two thousand men and leading a guerrilla war against the Japanese for the next three years. When General Yamashita finally surrendered, he made his initial overtures not to General Douglas MacArthur, but to Volckmann. The progenitor of modern counterinsurgency doctrine, Volkmann wrote the field manuals that became the US Army’s first handbooks outlining the precepts for both special warfare and counter-guerrilla operations, making him the true “father” of Army Special Forces. “[Volckmann’s private army] waged arguably the most successful guerrilla campaign of the entire war . . . Mr. Guardia argues, convincingly, that Volckmann deserves the title of ‘father’ of Special Forces.” —The Washington Times
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Crusader

Crusader

In this new biography of Gen. Donn Starry, armor officer Mike Guardia examines the life and work of this pioneering officer using extracts from interviews with veterans and family, as well as from Starry’s personal papers.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504055482

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 570

The biography of US Army general Donn Starry, creator of the AirLand Battle doctrine that led to victory in Operation Desert Storm. Donn Starry, one of the most influential commanders of the Vietnam War, went on to become one of the “intellectual giants” who reshaped the US Army and, throughout his career, worked to improve training, leadership, and conditions for the men who served under him. Starry was a leading advocate for tank warfare in Vietnam. His recommendations helped shape the American armor position in Southeast Asia and paved the way for his success as commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry during the invasion of Cambodia. As commander of Fort Knox and the US Army Armor School in the 1970s, Starry brought new advances to armor tactics, training, and strategy. Most notably, he created the new “AirLand Battle” doctrine, which paved the way for a decisive US victory in the Gulf War. Like most Vietnam-era commanders, Starry’s legacy has been overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the war itself—but few have had as much of an impact on modern maneuver warfare. In this new biography of Gen. Donn Starry, armor officer Mike Guardia examines the life and work of this pioneering officer using extracts from interviews with veterans and family, as well as from Starry’s personal papers.
Categories: History

The Fundamentals of Leadership

The Fundamentals of Leadership

Rescorla's company was attached to Colonel Hal Moore's battalion, 1/7 Cav for
an operation that started at approximately 1030 hours shortly after the cavalry
landed on Landing Zone (LZ) X-Ray. They did not know it when they landed, but
 ...

Author: Floyd Sheldon

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 9781604944037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 100

Great leadership is essential for success in an any endeavor, but most of us aren't born knowing how to lead. In The Fundamentals of Leadership: Essential Tools of the Trade, Lieutenant Colonel Floyd Sheldon draws on more than 25 years of experience as a US Army infantryman to teach you the basics. With concrete examples of effective leadership, this book will give you the tools you need to lead.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Tender Warrior

A Tender Warrior

"Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, the general on whose experiences the movie 'We Were Soldiers' was based, reflects on leadership in five letters to America."-- from publisher's web site.

Author: Harold G. Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: 1608100219

Category:

Page: 141

View: 401

"Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, the general on whose experiences the movie 'We Were Soldiers' was based, reflects on leadership in five letters to America." -- from publisher's web site.
Categories:

Willpower A Historical Study Of An Influential Leadership Attribute

Willpower  A Historical Study Of An Influential Leadership Attribute

{36} William F. Jasper, “The Real Hal Moore: An interview of Lt. Gen. Harold G.
Moore” [Online] Available from http://www.thenewamerican.com/tna: Internet
accessed 17 September 2002. {37} Ibid. {38} Moore and Galloway, 88. {39}
Moore ...

Author: LCDR David Schappert

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782899907

Category: History

Page: 81

View: 628

This thesis investigates a single leadership attribute: willpower. Willpower is defined as the amalgamation of continuing in the face of adversity; the refusal to accept failure; and the power to affect a desired outcome in others. The central research question investigates how a leader generates willpower and transmits it to produce a desired effect. The methodology employed investigates three historical military leaders at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war over a sixty year period. The leaders analyzed are General Colin Powell, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and Lieutenant General Harold Moore. This analysis method was chosen to answer the three secondary research questions: Is there a common thread? Is willpower different at different levels of war? Has willpower transmission changed over time? To provide objectivity, a leader who possessed willpower and still failed, General Douglas MacArthur, is also studied. The historical leaders studied are found to have similarities in how they generate and transmit willpower. The willpower transmission techniques employed by the research subjects have not changed significantly over the period studied. However, willpower transmission techniques do reveal differences over the three levels of war.
Categories: History

Shadow Commander

Shadow Commander

This book follows Blackburn through both his youthful days of desperate combat and his time as a commander, imparting his lessons to the new ranks of Army Special Forces.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504025041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 236

The true story of the US Army legend who organized “Blackburn’s Headhunters” against Japan in WWII and went on to initiate Special Forces operations in Vietnam. The fires on Bataan burned on the evening of April 9, 1942—illuminating the white flags of surrender against the dark sky. Outnumbered and outgunned, remnants of the American-Philippine army surrendered to the forces of the Rising Sun. Yet US Army Captain Donald D. Blackburn refused to lay down his arms. With future Special Forces legend Russell Volckmann, Blackburn escaped to the jungles of North Luzon, where they raised a private army of 22,000 men against the Japanese. His organization of native tribes into guerrilla fighters would lead to the destruction of the enemy’s naval base at Aparri. But Blackburn’s amazing accomplishments would not end with the victory in the Pacific. He would go on to play a key role in initiating Army Special Forces operations in Southeast Asia, spearheading Operation White Star in Laos as commander of the 77th Special Forces Group and eventually taking command of the highly classified Studies and Observations Group (SOG), charged with performing secret missions now that main-force Communist incursions were on the rise. In the wake of the CIA’s disastrous Leaping Lena program, in 1964, Blackburn revitalized the Special Operations campaign in South Vietnam. Sending reconnaissance teams into Cambodia and North Vietnam, he discovered the clandestine networks and supply nodes of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Taking the information directly to General Westmoreland, Blackburn was authorized to conduct full-scale operations against the NVA and Viet Cong in Laos and Cambodia. In combats large and small, the Communists realized they had met a master of insurgent tactics—and he was on the US side. Following his return to the US, Blackburn was the architect of the infamous Son Tay Prison Raid, officially termed Operation Ivory Coast, the largest prisoner-of-war rescue mission—and, indeed, the largest Army Special Forces operation—of the Vietnam War. During a period when US troops in Southeast Asia faced guerrilla armies on every side, America had a superb covert commander of its own. This book follows Blackburn through both his youthful days of desperate combat and his time as a commander, imparting his lessons to the new ranks of Army Special Forces.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Guerrilla

American Guerrilla

When General Yamashita finally surrendered, he made his initial overtures not to MacArthur, but to Volckmann. This book establishes how Volckmann’s leadership was critical to the outcome of the war in the Philippines.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504025058

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 285

A main selection of the Military Book Club and a selection of the History Book Club With his parting words, “I shall return,” General Douglas MacArthur sealed the fate of the last American forces on Bataan. Yet one young Army Captain named Russell Volckmann refused to surrender. He disappeared into the jungles of north Luzon where he raised a Filipino army of more than 22,000 men. For the next three years he led a guerrilla war against the Japanese, killing more than 50,000 enemy soldiers. At the same time he established radio contact with MacArthur’s headquarters in Australia and directed Allied forces to key enemy positions. When General Yamashita finally surrendered, he made his initial overtures not to MacArthur, but to Volckmann. This book establishes how Volckmann’s leadership was critical to the outcome of the war in the Philippines. His ability to synthesize the realities and potential of guerrilla warfare led to a campaign that rendered Yamashita’s forces incapable of repelling the Allied invasion. Had it not been for Volckmann, the Americans would have gone in “blind” during their counter-invasion, reducing their efforts to a trial-and-error campaign that would undoubtedly have cost more lives, materiel, and potentially stalled the pace of the entire Pacific War. Second, this book establishes Volckmann as the progenitor of modern counterinsurgency doctrine and the true “Father” of Army Special Forces—a title that history has erroneously awarded to Colonel Aaron Bank of the European Theater of Operations. In 1950, Volckmann wrote two army field manuals: Operations Against Guerrilla Forces and Organization and Conduct of Guerrilla Warfare, though today few realize he was their author. Together, they became the US Army’s first handbooks outlining the precepts for both special warfare and counter-guerrilla operations. Taking his argument directly to the army chief of staff, Volckmann outlined the concept for Army Special Forces. At a time when US military doctrine was conventional in outlook, he marketed the ideas of guerrilla warfare as a critical force multiplier for any future conflict, ultimately securing the establishment of the Army’s first special operations unit—the 10th Special Forces Group. Volckmann himself remains a shadowy figure in modern military history, his name absent from every major biography on MacArthur, and in much of the Army Special Forces literature. Yet as modest, even secretive, as Volckmann was during his career, it is difficult to imagine a man whose heroic initiative had more impact on World War II. This long overdue book not only chronicles the dramatic military exploits of Russell Volckmann, but analyzes how his leadership paved the way for modern special warfare doctrine. Mike Guardia, currently an officer in the US 1st Armored Division is also author of Shadow Commander, about the career of Donald Blackburn, and an upcoming biography of Hal Moore.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Air War on the Eastern Front

Air War on the Eastern Front

The Red Air Force versus the Luftwaffe in the skies over Eastern Europe.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612009094

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 308

The Red Air Force versus the Luftwaffe in the skies over Eastern Europe. June 1941: Having conquered most of Western Europe, Adolf Hitler turned his attention to the vast Soviet Union. Disregarding his Non-Aggression Pact with Joseph Stalin, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, a full-scale invasion of the Soviet homeland ... aimed squarely at Moscow. In the skies over Russia, the battle-hardened airmen of the Luftwaffe made short work of the Red Air Force during opening days of Barbarossa. To make matters worse, Stalin had executed many of his best pilots during the perennial "purges" of the 1930s. Thus, much of the Red Air Force was destroyed on the ground before meeting the Luftwaffe in the skies. By 1944, however, the Soviet airmen had regained the initiative and fervently wrested air superiority from the now-ailing Axis Powers.
Categories: History

Leadership in Christian Perspective

Leadership in Christian Perspective

Authentic and purposeful leaders, however, must model what matters and be
willing to practice what they preach when it comes to expected organizational
behavior. Although the wartime situations that Hal Moore faced intensify the need
for ...

Author: Justin A. Irving

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493418084

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 329

This book brings the best of leadership theory and research together with biblical reflection and examples of leadership in action to offer a practical guide to Christian leaders. Combining expertise in leadership studies and biblical studies, Justin Irving and Mark Strauss explore how leadership models have moved from autocratic and paternalistic leader-centered models toward an increased focus on followers. The authors show how contemporary theories such as transformational leadership, authentic leadership, and servant leadership take an important step toward prioritizing and empowering followers who work with leaders to accomplish organizational goals. Irving and Strauss organize their book around "nine empowering practices," making it accessible to students, church leaders, and business leaders. Integrating solid research in leadership studies with biblical and theological reflection on the leadership ideas that are most compatible with Christian faith, this book is an important resource for all Christian students of leadership.
Categories: Religion

Military Law Review

Military Law Review

Moore maintained command and control until the battle was over . He was the
last soldier to depart Landing Zone X - Ray . Hal Moore was also a
compassionate leader . After the battle at XRay , he took the time to shake his
soldiers ' hands ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35559004476325

Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Page:

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Categories: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Hal Moore

Hal Moore

From his baptism by fire in the Korean War to his iconic leadership at the Battle of Ia Drang, Hal Moore remains one of the greatest battlefield commanders of the20th Century.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher:

ISBN: 0999644327

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

View: 606

From his baptism by fire in the Korean War to his iconic leadership at the Battle of Ia Drang, Hal Moore remains one of the greatest battlefield commanders of the20th Century. Step into the world of Hal Moore with this pictorial keepsake, illustrated throughoutwith more than 250 photographs, many of them never-before-published.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

On War and Leadership

On War and Leadership

This book takes us behind the scenes and to the front lines of the major wars of the past 250 years through the words of twenty combat commanders.

Author: Owen Connelly

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400825164

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 390

What can we learn about leadership and the experience of war from the best combat leaders the world has ever known? This book takes us behind the scenes and to the front lines of the major wars of the past 250 years through the words of twenty combat commanders. What they have to say--which is remarkably similar across generational, national, and ideological divides--is a fascinating take on military history by those who lived it. It is also worthwhile reading for anyone, from any walk of life, who makes executive decisions. The leaders showcased here range from Frederick the Great to Norman Schwarzkopf. They include such diverse figures as Napoleon Bonaparte, commanders on both sides of the Civil War (William Tecumseh Sherman and Stonewall Jackson), German and American World War II generals (Rommel and Patton), a veteran of the Arab-Israeli wars (Moshe Dayan), and leaders from both sides of the Vietnam War (Vo Nguyen Giap and Harold Moore). What they have had in common is an unrivaled understanding of the art of command and a willingness to lead from the front. All earned the respect and loyalty of those they led--and moved them to risk death. The practices of these commanders apply to any leadership situation, whether military, business, political, athletic, or other. Their words reveal techniques for anticipating the competition, leading through example, taking care of the "troops," staying informed, turning bad luck to advantage, improvising, and making bold decisions. Leader after leader emphasizes the importance of up-front "muddy boots" leadership and reveals what it takes to persevere and win. Identifying a pattern of proven leadership, this book will benefit anyone who aspires to lead a country, a squadron, a company, or a basketball team. It is a unique distillation of two and a half centuries of military wisdom.
Categories: History

American Armor in the Pacific

American Armor in the Pacific

This volume in the Casemate Illustrated series explores American armor during the Pacific Campaign of the Second World War, from 1942 to 1945.

Author: Mike Guardia

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612008196

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 961

This latest in the Casemate Illustrated series explores American armor during the Pacific Campaign of WWII, from 1942-45. During this period there were over twenty major tank battles and operations where tanks provided heavy support to infantry units. These operations include the battle of Tarawa and the Bougainville Campaign. Relying heavily on first-person accounts, the strategies and tactics of the opposing forces are discussed. This book also looks at the Pacific theater, and how American armor was employed with great success in that theater of war. Detailed information on American and Japanese armored forces, including development, equipment, capabilities, organization, and order of battle, is given.
Categories: History

The Battle

The Battle

If you've seen the movie, We Were Soldiers, then you're familiar with the story of the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion/7th US Cavalry (Airmobile) and the Battle of the Ia Drang.

Author: David Dusek

Publisher: Fidelis Publishing. LLC

ISBN: 9781735428574

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 262

If you've seen the movie, We Were Soldiers, then you're familiar with the story of the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion/7th US Cavalry (Airmobile) and the Battle of the Ia Drang. Under the leadership of then-Lt. Colonel Hal Moore. Drastically outnumbered by the enemy, the men from &“Garryowen&” clawed their way to victory in the first major clash of the Vietnam War.Combining dialogue from the movie, personal interviews, and Biblical truth, The Manhood Battle will walk you through the techniques, tactics, and procedures of any successful campaign—including winning the battle as a father, husband, and man of God.
Categories: Religion

Leadership

Leadership

This credibility between leaders and followers is a key ingredient in building
teams founded on mutual respect and trust . Again , the best example of this kind
of genuine leadership that I know of is Hal Moore and the Seventh Cavalry .
General ...

Author: Christopher D. Kolenda

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000048609005

Category: History

Page: 437

View: 118

This bold, wide-ranging collection brings together some of the most noted military minds, past and present, to examine the crucial role of leadership in combat.
Categories: History

Building a Volunteer Army

Building a Volunteer Army

Author: Harold G. Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210023605494

Category: Fort Ord (Calif.).

Page: 139

View: 429

Categories: Fort Ord (Calif.).

Deep Leadership

Deep Leadership

In this new twist on a topic of perennial interest, Joe MacInnis shows how the leadership traits forged in extraordinary circumstances are transferrable to our everyday lives. Simply put, this is a handbook for building character.

Author: Joe Macinnis

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 9780307361127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 837

In this new twist on a topic of perennial interest, Joe MacInnis shows how the leadership traits forged in extraordinary circumstances are transferrable to our everyday lives. Simply put, this is a handbook for building character. Some people are born leaders. The rest of us find ourselves in positions where leadership is required. Self-described "accidental leader" Dr. Joe MacInnis found himself in such a situation: deep beneath the ice of the Arctic Ocean. Starting with his undersea explorations, this physician, scientist, author and motivational speaker shares an accessible--and obtainable--list of leadership traits inspired by his own journey and the icons he's learned from over the years. Deep Leadership is an eminently digestible book with short lessons and anecdotes. Think Rework meets Iacocca. Its centre is the author's 12 "Essential Traits of Leadership": Cool Competence, Powerful Presentations, Physical Toughness, Hot-Zone Humour, Mental Resilience, Strategic Imagination, High-Empathy Communication, Enduring Trust, Fierce Ingenuity, Team Genius, Resolute Courage and Warrior's Honour. Each trait is communicated with an anecdote from MacInnis's experience, making it totally memorable. MacInnis also gives the reader a primer to navigate his or her own path toward leadership, including such practices as keeping a journal, building a library, and finding mentors.
Categories: Business & Economics