Anne Galegor is a joint planner and planning instructor at the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command. She has instructed over 1,200 officers in joint planning and participated in strategic planning at each Geographic Combatant Command. She enjoys running, hiking, and Carl von Clausewitz exploiting her critical vulnerabilities every time.
Supporting the decision cycle of a joint force commander is important to leaders at the operational and strategic levels of warfare. Commanders pull together operational planning teams from across their staff to solve specific problems. Often, planning teams contain members of the staff across each J-code directorate and members of various divisions and branches within each directorate. Leaders in the staff must understand the various types of personalities they will encounter to effectively run a team.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.