First Platoon

So when a platoon steps off , you say , ' Hey , if you go five meters west down this path , there's going to be an ... that Colonel Mennes laid out for the platoons : “ The intent that we set out to achieve was ' stir the 154 FIRST PLATOON.

Author: Annie Jacobsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524746681

Category: Political Science

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A powerful story of war in our time, of love of country, the experience of tragedy, and a platoon at the center of it all. This is a story that starts off close and goes very big. The initial part of the story might sound familiar at first: it is about a platoon of mostly nineteen-year-old boys sent to Afghanistan, and an experience that ends abruptly in catastrophe. Their part of the story folds into the next: inexorably linked to those soldiers and never comprehensively reported before is the U.S. Department of Defense’s quest to build the world’s most powerful biometrics database, with the ability to identify, monitor, catalog, and police people all over the world. First Platoon is an American saga that illuminates a transformation of society made possible by this new technology. Part war story, part legal drama, it is about identity in the age of identification. About humanity—physical bravery, trauma, PTSD, a yearning to do right and good—in the age of biometrics, which reduce people to iris scans, fingerprint scans, voice patterning, detection by odor, gait, and more. And about the power of point of view in a burgeoning surveillance state. Based on hundreds of formerly classified documents, FOIA requests, and exclusive interviews, First Platoon is an investigative exposé by a master chronicler of government secrets. First Platoon reveals a post–9/11 Pentagon whose identification machines have grown more capable than the humans who must make sense of them. A Pentagon so powerful it can cover up its own internal mistakes in pursuit of endless wars. And a people at its mercy, in its last moments before a fundamental change so complete it might be impossible to take back.
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Platoon Training

The platoon sergeants do not return the salutes of the squad leaders ; they then command : 1. Inspection , 2. ARMS , 3 . Order , 4. ARMS ( see Pars . 98 and 99 ) , face about , and at the command report , given by first sergeant ...

Author: William Henry Waldron

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU56192266

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Journal of the United States Cavalry Association

Seeing the rank opened , the first sergeant commands : FRONT , salutes , reports , passes by the right , takes post three ... A non - commissioned officer commanding the guard takes post on the right of the right guide first platoon .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112101586631

Category: Cavalry

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Cavalry Drill Regulations United States Army Adopted Oct 3 1891

Non - commissioned officers ; or , 1. Officer and non - commissioned officers , 2. Posts , 3. MARCH . At the command march , all , except the officer commanding the guard , face about and take post as follows : Chief of first platoon ...

Author: United States. Department of the Army. General Staff

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044094162054

Category: Cavalry drill and tactics

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Armor Attacks The Tank Platoon

First Platoon will lead, followed by 2d Platoon and then 3d Platoon. Two kilometers south of Phase Line August the company will deploy to company “V” formation. First Platoon will be on the left, 2d Platoon on the right, and 3d Platoon ...

Author: John F. Antal

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612009155

Category: History

Page: 552

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“Extremely clever . . . part tactical decision game (TDG), part combat adventure page turner, and part The Defense of Duffer’s Drift.” —Capt. Randall P. Newman, USMC In this unique, interactive story, you are the leader of a U.S. Army M1 Abrams tank platoon. Throughout the text, you’ll have an opportunity to make life-or-death decisions, and the events that unfold will be dictated by the choices you make. As you progress through the book, you’ll learn important tactical and operational lessons. Whether or not you are—or want to be—a tank platoon leader, you’ll find this book both highly entertaining and instructive. There are two operations to survive—an assault and a counter-reconnaissance mission. In each you must bring your knowledge and judgment to bear on the scenario in order to achieve the objective. If you choose wrong, defeat and even death may be your fate. If you succeed, you can savor the taste of victory and live to fight another day. The scenarios are highly realistic, and there are maps and appendices with detailed specifications of the hardware involved to help you make informed decisions. Written before Operation Desert Storm and published in 1991, Armor Attacks may feature military technology that’s dated by today’s standards—but the need for human leadership and effective, rapid decision-making has not changed. Armor Attacks was recognized as an invaluable teaching tool by United States Military Academy, West Point and was used to teach cadets the essential skills of leadership, decision-making, and tactics—a decade of USMA leaders trained with this book. To supplement the original text, this new edition includes the West Point instructor reference guide, which explains and amplifies the teaching points of each scenario encountered.
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Doc Platoon Medic

Daniel Evans Jr. D.V.M., Charles Sasser. there would be enough First Platoon soldiers in the hospital in Japan to hold our first annual reunion. ... The acting CO was Lieutenant William James Torpie, Second Platoon leader.

Author: Daniel Evans Jr. & Charles W. Sasser

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475908305

Category: History

Page: 356

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HE GAVE MEN A FIGHTING CHANCE... TO SURVIVE Dan Evans arrived in Vietnam on October 7, 1968, a 21- year-old Army medic who couldn't stand the sight of blood. Thrust into the cauldron of combat, he soon became a seasoned veteran of emergency medicine and the brutal realties of war. Before his time was up, he would master the skills of a surgeon, acquire the patience of a saint, and demonstrate the courage of a lion... Here, in his own words, is the gripping true story of Dan Evans, the highly decorated soldier whom the men of First Platoon, Bravo Company, called the "fighting medic." Experience the rage, the sorrow and the remarkable spirit of Dan Evans - the PLATOON MEDIC who became a true American hero.
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Journal

The firing will be deliberate , accurate , scientific sharp - shooting While the firing continues , the marksmen of the first platoon transfer themselves , by individual rushes , to the 600 - yard range ; and the second platoon moves ...

Author: Military Service Institution of the United States

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105117787486

Category: Military art and science

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Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States

The firing will be deliberate , accurate , scientific sharp - shooting While the firing continues , the marksmen of the first platoon transfer themselves , by individual rushes , to the 600 - yard range ; and the second platoon moves ...

Author: Military Service Institution of the United States

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ISBN: PRNC:32101049986126

Category: Military art and science

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Municipal Reports

First Lieutenant .. Total . DISTRICTS . Patrolmen .. Clerk . Police Telegraph . Court Detail and Station Keepers ... Supernumeraries . 4 I 1 I Police headquarters . . First District - First platoon , day . Second platoon , night .

Author: Louisville (Ky.)

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ISBN: UIUC:30112110860183

Category: Louisville (Ky.)

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Second Platoon Call Sign Hades

First Lieutenant Bodrog checking in. I was wondering where my platoon is going to be staying. Right nowI have not received too much information on our purpose here at Geronimo. Can you tell me what our mission is?” I said to him.

Author: First Lieutenant Mark A. Bodrog

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491711439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The war in Afghanistan is considered by most to be America’s longest and least talked about war to date. After terrorists attacked the United States on 9/11, less than one percent of America’s population answered our nation’s call to serve in the Armed Forces. Even fewer Americans made the life choice to become United States Marines. During this war, two Marine Corps platoon’s were selected by their Battalion to fully integrate with two platoons of Afghanistan National Army Soldier’s in order to create a Combined Action Company (CAC) capable of conducting sustained Counterinsurgency (COIN) operations throughout their Area of Operation’s (AO) and adjacent battlespaces. Inside of this book, you will learn about one of those platoons and how they fought the Taliban during their deployment to the Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In this memoir, Bodrog recalls how his platoon of Marines, Sailors and Afghan Soldiers lived, operated and fought in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan as part of the Combined Action Company. In doing so and translucently through the men under his command, the author attempts to immortalize every Marine, servicemen and civilian who sacrificed everything they had to ensure the survival of our great nation, while asking for nothing in return. The missions and stories mentioned in this memoir must never be forgotten or become a lost chapter in our nation’s history. Discover what it’s like to be one of the bold few who still fight for freedom and gain a deeper appreciation of the Marines and Sailors who served this great nation with Second Platoon: Call Sign Hades.
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