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Bringing the Boardroom to the Battlefield

From @StaffRideGuy NEWSLETTER In London: History of Staff Rides in UK Parallels Our Own

April 3, 2013

Officers in Europe when adopting the staff ride took paths consistent with their institutional histories. In the UK's MOD, they are used to “provide, through military historical example using a battlefield or other relevant site, a practical focus for the study and analysis of the command, planning and execution of an historic battle or campaign, usually in order to draw lessons for future operations.”

See Chris Hobson, JSCSC Library Bibliography, 2011

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