Staff Sergeant Scared Shitless of ‘Mission Command’
FT LEE, VA — Friends and peers of Staff Sergeant Scott Austin, a water purification specialist currently stationed at Fort Lee, VA, have informed Duffel Blog that he is absolutely "scared shitless" of the Army’s new Mission Command philosophy.
Mission Command, derived from the German Auftragstaktik concept, is the United States Army's newest obsession and a clear shift away from centralized control of subordinates towards decentralized execution, freeing up subordinates to act on their own initiative within the commander's intent to accomplish the mission.
Austin’s apparent discomfort with this doctrinal concept surprised his co-workers, since he has spent the last thirteen years of his eighteen-year Army career constantly complaining about micromanagement from officers and senior non-commissioned officers, expressing a desire to be left alone so he could do his job.
“Scotty was the first person to complain whenever anyone that outranked him dared to tell him what to do,” reported Master…
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