<> Team, before you buy this book please visit Firstsergeant.com. I posted almost all of the same information for free for your convenience. It's my little way of trying to give back to the military for supporting me and my family for over 20 years. If you want buy the book anyway just to show your support, that's cool to. Thanks. 1SG Jessie W. Sasser, US Army Retired In my many years of being an Army mechanic if there is one thing I have learned, its If you can see it and you can touch it then you can fix it . Being a leader is about being a problem solver, its about finding the workaround when things present themselves as a challenge. Its no big secret that the military has been reducing its manpower and will continue to draw down forces. Funding issues across the government, higher standards and little to no tolerance for disciplinary issues are making it more competitive to be in the military. Pressure from higher to weed out problem Soldiers and the need to set yourself apart from your peers means that you need to educate yourself in order to be the best. This book is very practical. It provides tools necessary to get you going from day one. Along with experience it will give you that needed advantage to be successful. I have selected topics that are critical and have elaborated on each topic just enough for you to understand the process and the need. Easily understandable and quickly referenced through the table of content. You can address issues as they arise or read the book straight through to familiarize yourself. Now includes 30 flow charts that provide simple guidelines for complicated issues ranging from a Health and Welfare inspection to the Death of a Soldier. It may not make you the subject matter expert but will give you enough information to make quick informed decisions. Full of material that could potentially be spread across several manuals in military doctrine taking days and valuable time to research. However, in case you have a need to go into detail on a certain subject this book also includes reference information.