U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

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.

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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.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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Photo by Capt. John Landry

Editor’s Note: A version of this post originally appeared on the blog, From The Green Notebook.

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Photo by Spc. Eric Cabral

In June of 1812, Napoleon set off to invade Russia with one of the largest armies the world had ever seen. Six months later, a mere fraction of Napoleon’s army --- perhaps as little as 5%  --- hobbled home across the Niemen River.

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