HistoryNet.com RSS
ArmchairGeneral.com RSS

HistoryNet.com Articles
America's Civil War
American History
Aviation History
Civil War Times
MHQ
Military History
Vietnam
Wild West
World War II

ACG Online
ACG Magazine
Stuff We Like
War College
History News
Tactics 101
Carlo D'Este
Books

ACG Gaming
Boardgames
PC Game Reviews

ACG Network
Contact Us
Our Newsletter
Meet Our Staff
Advertise With Us

Sites We Support
HistoryNet.com
StreamHistory.com
Once A Marine
The Art of Battle
Game Squad
Mil. History Podcast
Russian Army - WW2
Achtung Panzer!
Mil History Online

Go Back   Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History > Historical Events & Eras > Modern Wars & Warfare

Notices and Announcements

Modern Wars & Warfare General discussion on war. Topics that are not covered in any of our sub-forums below. .

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 09 Apr 17, 14:31
Admiral's Avatar
Admiral Admiral is offline
ACG Forums - Guardiano di Roma
Pirate
Distinguished Service Award ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon March Offensive 
Summer Campaign 100 Greatest Generals, 2008 Most Decisive Battle Campaign, 2008 Greatest Westerns Campaign 
Greatest Spy Movies Campaign Greatest Blunders Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II Model Forum Group Build (Multiple) 
SPQR Campaign 
 
Real Name: Wes
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Permian Basin
Posts: 20,345
Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Admiral has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nichols
It's awesome that we were able to start out with 14 laptops from 2008 that were supposed to be destroyed and built it into a new capability.
That's good juju!


__________________
On the Plains of Hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest-and resting... died. Adlai E. Stevenson

ACG History Today

BoRG
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07 May 17, 11:11
Nichols's Avatar
Nichols Nichols is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Paul Nichols
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stafford Virginia
Posts: 11,290
Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Admiral View Post
That's good juju!


I think the MARADMIN (219/17) will be coming out tomorrow directing the distribution of the systems. The Battalion Commander was up here last week giving his 'best practices' to the class full of Cols, LtCols, and SgtMajs.

Four battalions will be getting what we are now calling the Decision Tool Kit (DTK) this month. Each month after four more battalions will be getting the DTKs.

Last December my gov boss wanted me to go to Orlando for I/ITSEC. I talked the battalion commander into going in my place.

Last night I finally loaded his brief on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7vhMvTmdUs
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09 May 17, 22:47
Nichols's Avatar
Nichols Nichols is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Paul Nichols
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stafford Virginia
Posts: 11,290
Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
It's official, they launched a MARADMIN giving the details:

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. In February, the ACMC directed the Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) to rapidly replicate the small unit decision making capability conceived by innovative officers and NCOs from V26 in conjunction with the Office of Naval Research (ONR). These Tactical Decision Kits (TDK) are meant to provide a means to challenge Marines to think critically, innovate smartly, and adapt rapidly in complex environments against adaptive enemies, as described by the CMC in FRAGO 01/2016. Over the next 8 months, a TDK will be provided to each active component infantry battalion for integration, training and operational assessment.

http://www.marines.mil/News/Messages...mplementation/
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 15 May 17, 22:28
Nichols's Avatar
Nichols Nichols is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Paul Nichols
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stafford Virginia
Posts: 11,290
Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
The Commanding General of II MEF awarded the 'Chesty Puller' trophy today.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN0216.jpg (444.6 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN0220.jpg (425.7 KB, 1 views)
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 15 May 17, 22:48
Pruitt's Avatar
Pruitt Pruitt is offline
ACG Forums - General Staff
France
Distinguished Service Award ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon March Offensive 
100 Greatest Generals, 2008 Most Decisive Battle Campaign, 2008 Greatest Westerns Campaign Greatest Blunders Campaign 
Summer Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign 
Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C 
 
Real Name: Richard Pruitt
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sulphur, LA
Posts: 26,943
Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Pruitt has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Good articles Paul!

Pruitt
__________________
Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  #21  
Old 15 May 17, 23:38
Nichols's Avatar
Nichols Nichols is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Paul Nichols
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stafford Virginia
Posts: 11,290
Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pruitt View Post
Good articles Paul!

Pruitt
Richard,

I have never seen a unit like this before...without a doubt the best battalion in the Corps. I was in 4 infantry battalions, one of which was lead by a Medal of Honor Marine and one infantry regiment.....none of them came close to what LtCol Marcus Mainz has built.

Something that stood out to me today was listening to the units report when the battalion was called to attention. They don't report with their phonetic alphabet company designations....they report with there numeral designations from World War I.

They are coming up to Quantico in July to celebrate their 100 year Anniversary. From the most junior Marine PFC all the way up the chain...they all love the battalion.

We have heard of how people are 'groomed' in the service....I honestly think Marcus is grooming the Marine Corps.

The attached is the invitation to attend the Anniversary Dinner. I coordinated with the History Division on Quantico and they are pulling all stops to make this a major success. We are going to take a picture of the battalion within hand grenade range of a picture from the battalion in 1917. we couldn't get the exact location because there is a building on in now.

I would give just about anything to be 30 years younger and a Sergeant in 2/6 right now.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg BN Anniversary Invitation (1).jpg (133.6 KB, 3 views)
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 24 May 17, 09:42
Nichols's Avatar
Nichols Nichols is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Paul Nichols
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stafford Virginia
Posts: 11,290
Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
During March MCWL & TECOM sponsored the Commandant's Second Innovation Challenge. I signed up and submitted one of the first entries:

Decision Room

Submitted By: Paul Nichols

WHAT: With the fielding of the Decision Room, we need to start training the Marines how to lead training with the capability.

HOW: During the initial fielding of the DVTE, school houses used the software to run scenarios. It wasn't much different that what we did before simulations. With the Decision Room; if we create a curriculum that teaches the Marine how to conduct training with the gear instead of train on the gear, we will enable the small unit leaders to be the trainers.

WHY: The small unit leader would have responsibility to conduct training that supports the METL and increase the unitís decision making capability. Also as gear gets updated, the school house would be updating the Marines.

Out of the 253 submissions, 19 were selected and submitted for review:

Of the five first place winners, four deal with what the Decision Rooms.

The Finalist, Semi Finalist, and Honorable Mentions also contain ideas that are part of the Decision Room.


http://www.marines.mil/News/Messages...-announcement/
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 16 Jun 17, 09:07
Nichols's Avatar
Nichols Nichols is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Paul Nichols
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stafford Virginia
Posts: 11,290
Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
The first two battalions at Camp Lejeune received their Decision Tool Kits this week. Every other week until October, two battalions will get these kits until all 24 Infantry Battalions have them.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg V__E484.jpg (273.2 KB, 4 views)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07 Jul 17, 15:31
Nichols's Avatar
Nichols Nichols is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Paul Nichols
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stafford Virginia
Posts: 11,290
Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
We are up to 7 battalions having received the gear.

In the mean time 2/6 took buses from Camp Lejeune to Quantico to celebrate it's 100 year Anniversary. The Marine Corps History Division gave an outstanding class today. After the class the battalion went outside to take a picture within 'hand grenade range' of where a picture was taken in 1917.

Tonight we are having a formal dinner at the Marine Corps museum. Tomorrow a Spartan Games competition focusing on the obstacle course, pugil sticks, and wrestling. A 'warrior lunch', a battle study at Chancellorsville and then the go back to Camp Lejeune.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100 Year.jpg (276.1 KB, 4 views)
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01 Sep 17, 16:49
Nichols's Avatar
Nichols Nichols is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award 5 Year Service Ribbon 
 
Real Name: Paul Nichols
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Stafford Virginia
Posts: 11,290
Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800] Nichols gives and gets respect [800]
The battalion is sending some of its Marines to help in Texas. Two ships left port yesterday.

They did take portions of their decision rooms with them to practice call for fire while in transit.

https://www.facebook.com/2dBn6thMar/...type=3&theater
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 21151329_1927569204190937_3476002344018352029_n.jpg (85.3 KB, 1 views)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Please bookmark this thread if you enjoyed it!


Thread Tools
Display Modes



Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:51.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.