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For some time now, I have been asked to publish some information on how UNITAF selects it’s future Leadership. While there is no definitive answer to this question, what I will try to do is mark some of the principles that; through success and failure have served us well along the way in leading an organization in excess of 100 people. What follows, not just in this section but in this series, is a collection of thoughts, principles and strategies on Leadership.
It’s important to note that this series is not about Field Leadership, which in UNITAF is defined as Leading People and Units in the Field. Rather just leadership, the running of our organisation and the influence of our entire force, although the majority of what is contained here applies universally, irrespective of application.
These principles are not limited to the running of a virtual military task force either. Strong and effective leadership is what has carried UNITAF as an organisation, both strategically and operationally forward and propelled us well ahead of many of our peers in what we do. Leadership within UNITAF has many challenges, such as the diversity of our force, the virtual nature of it, amongst others. That said, general principles of Leadership apply here, and we put a very strong light on them, expecting our Leaders to develop over time. I strongly believe many of the fundamental principles outlined herein are valuable life skills in human psychology and influence.
Leading isn’t easy, especially if you’re a new leader. A leader’s role is ultimately to get people to do what’s required to support the team and our mission. In-game that means the Commander's Intent but out of game that means the aims and objectives of the entire organisation. The purpose of this document is to help our leaders to develop, understand and apply those principles both in real-life and within UNITAF, through various skills and techniques; leadership strategies and leadership tactics.
Major James, Commanding Officer
United Task Force
UNITAF Standard Operating procedures (SOP) are adapted primarly from US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Our written and audio procedures are a combination of the following primary source materials, as well as our own learnings, modifications and adaptations:
- US Army Techniques Publication, Infantry Platoon and Squad (ATP 3-21.8)
- Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks Warrior Leader Skills Level 2, 3, and 4 (STP 21-24-SMCT)
- The Warrior Ethos and Soldier Combat Skills (FM 3-21.75 / FM 21-75)
- Leadership Development (FM 6-22)
- Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3)