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The War of 52 Pickup Gordon S Fowkes No Dummies Required The usual glut of “for dummies” publications are fine, but in this case there are too many dummies out there to encourage getting in the effort to raise, train, equipment and/or lead a military force built from scratch, the bone yard, spare parts, and/or the local water cooler or saloon. The basic choices in all manners of effort include capturing an existing force, converting one, or creating one from scratch. Coach Carter & Tuckman’s Group Dynamics From “Remember the Titans”, the movie: The story of the Tigers trip from last to state championship as shown in the movie is identical to that which the new commander must go through. It is also a guide for what the opposing side must do, which points the way to messing up his game. It’s called Tuckman’s Five Stages of Group Development. Bruce Wayne Tuckman (born 1938) has carried out research into the theory of group dynamics . In 1965, he published one of his theories called " Tuckman's stages of group development ". In addition to these taxonomies of behavior, one more is needed to spot the game in the bush, that which is described in Transactional Analysis developed by Dr. Eric Berne in the Fifties. While it has been used in individual (clinical) treatment, it is better suited to group dynamics. Dr. Berne’s book on group dynamics: The Structure and Dynamics of Organizations and Groups is a classic and ought to be rigorously examined in Political Science, Military Science, and Sociology more than Psychology.
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Before there were the Titans, there was the Continental Army. The same sequence of Tuckman’s four stages shown in “Remember the Titans” is what Von Steuben did in Valley Forge. Fixing a Broken Army (Von Steuben) “Baron” von Steuben remains one of the best exemplar of how to take an army that just had its ass kicked from Manhattan, Philadelphia to Valley Forge. Von Steuben joined on February 5, 1778, three years after fighting had started. What he found presented a number of problems, a lack of common doctrine, poor unit cohesion, and poor performance. He was then appointed with the temporary rank of Inspector General with the additional caveat to fix things. He addressed the problem by selecting a hundred men as a model company and trained them who then the cadre, the doctrinal exemplar of doctrine became. He then created a “Washington’s Guard” of 120 from each of several regiments, who were trained by the cadre to become exemplars in their parent regiment. The problem of no common doctrine was due to no common manual of arms and battle drill between the colonies. His book, “Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States” also known as the Blue Book became the basis for US Army doctrine until after the War of 1812. The
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