TV Productions Supported by the British Army (2016-2020)

Introduction Since 2016, the British Army has provided assistance to a variety of TV productions both ‘under contract’ and ‘out of contract’. What is Out of Contract? Unlike ‘under contract’, the Army does not keep a comprehensive list of projects for out of contract TV productions. They are programmes that are broader than Defence but… Read More

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Best Argument…

“An officer should never speak ironically or sarcastically to an enlisted man, since the latter does not have a fair chance to answer back. The use of profanity and epithets comes under the same headings. The best argument for a man keeping his temper is that nobody else wants it; and when he voluntary throws… Read More

What is the Defense Information School (IDS)?

The Defense Information School (DINFOS) can trace its history to January 1946. It is a DOD school located at Fort Meade, Maryland. It trains more than 2,300 military, DOD civilian, international military, and inter-agency students a year across 32 basic, intermediate and advanced public affairs and visual information courses. Courses cover a variety of subject… Read More

War & Communication…

“The secret of war lies in the communications.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the West. He revolutionised military… Read More

Control & Communication…

“Control presupposes that the leaders knows the location of all elements of his command at all times and can communicate with any element at any time.” General George C. Marshall (1880 to 1959) George Catlett Marshall was a General in the US Army, being Army Chief of Staff during World War II (1939-45) and later… Read More

Title Changes for Two Senior British Army Leaders

Two key figures in the British Army are taking on new titles to better reflect the work they are already doing at the top of the organisation (British Army, 2018). As part of an ongoing review of the Army’s operating model by Chief of the General Staff, General Mark Carleton-Smith, there are going to be… Read More