Operations: Linking Harmony, Communications, Trust & Experience

“Harmony in operations is created by the bonds of implicit communications and trust that evolve as a consequence of the similar mental images or impressions each individual creates and commits to memory by repeatedly sharing the same variety of experience in the same ways.”

Colonel John R. Boyd (1927-1997)

A United States Air Force fighter pilot and Pentagon consultant of the late 20th century, whose theories have been highly influential in the military, sports, business, and litigation.

Boyd inspired the Lightweight Fighter programme (LWF) that produced the successful General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet.

Boyd participated in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He had a variety of nicknames, including Forty Second Boyd, Genghis John, The Mad Major, and The Ghetto Colonel.


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