Monday, April 30, 2007

'First 100 Days' handbook, aimed at first line of command, to go online in May

A Staff Sargeant hugs his godson at a deployment ceremony for departing Maryland National Guardsmen on Friday.

The second in a series of three handbooks on surviving the first 100 days in Iraq will be posted online by mid-May, and if the success of the first handbook is any indication, it promises to be a bestseller.

“Soldiers Handbook: First 100 Days” was published online in January for junior troops and basic trainees and has been hugely popular, according to the Center for Army Lessons Learned at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The handbook is based on a CALL survey of more than 1,700 troops on observations about the dangers in early deployment and measures that can be taken to be safer...

The newest handbook, “Leaders’ Handbook: First 100 Days,” which will go into print about three weeks after it’s posted online, is based on the same survey and aimed at leaders in the first line of command — the lieutenants, captains, platoon sergeants and first sergeants who make decisions about soldiers’ activities every day.

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