Commanding a company comes down to the ability to lead and failure is easy if you can’t build a professional unit. After 26 months in command, I’ve compiled a list of lessons learned to help captains waiting their turn to take a company. These key takeaways can help build a blueprint for success in your command time; ignoring them can lead down a path of certain frustration.
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.