Tag Archives: Infantry

Military leadership: Lessons in Military Leadership for Civilians

By: Peter Sessum Many techniques of military leadership that translate into the civilian world. It is why many corporations like to hire vets. Even though the day-to-day activities are different, anyone that can lead a team into combat can lead … Continue reading

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The Marine Corps Equality Conspiracy

By: Peter Sessum When this first hit the news last year I wanted to wait to see how it played out. The Marines have best tried to find out how to incorporate women into combat arms jobs. The lack of … Continue reading

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What it Feels Like to be a Veteran

By: Peter Sessum Looking at pictures of a military airplane bone-yard I couldn’t help but think that is what it felt like to be a veteran. Made for a specific purpose and once the purpose is served, discarded and left … Continue reading

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Random Memory: Breakdown of a leadership challenge

By: Peter Sessum How someone handles an issue will determine if they are a leader or a manager. Everyone wants to think they are a leader, but in reality, few actually are. Here is an issue that I encountered as … Continue reading

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Girl Among the Grunts

By: Peter Sessum In the late ’90s I was part of 1-26 Infantry in Germany and we almost never saw women. In Schweinfurt, the military garrison was split into two and our part didn’t have any women soldiers. So when … Continue reading

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The Day I Quit Airborne School

By: Peter Sessum I am very much against Stolen Valor, heck, I have written about it, and here I stand, a fake, a phony a charlatan. Airborne School can be tough and you can quit at any point. But if … Continue reading

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The Rain God, BOB and the Infantryman’s Relationship With the Weather

By: Peter Sessum There is a saying in the Infantry, “If it ain’t raining, it ain’t training, if ain’t snowing, we ain’t going.” Okay not exactly profound I know and the only ones I have heard say it with any … Continue reading

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Why Grunts Hate POGs

By: Peter Sessum So there I was, in Afghanistan, no shit. I was in Khost Province on FOB Salerno and about to go on a mission. There was a part missing from my machine gun mount so I went into … Continue reading

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