Introduction For military strategy, Intent is the desired outcome of a military operation. It is a key concept in 21st century military operations and is a vital element to facilitate subordinates’ initiative and collaboration and cooperation amongst team members in joint operations. Intent Content In the reviewed open military doctrine literature intent is a critical… Read More
What is the Teutonic Order?
Introduction The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (official names: Latin: Ordo domus Sanctae Mariae Theutonicorum Hierosolymitanorum; German: Orden der Brüder vom Deutschen Haus der Heiligen Maria in Jerusalem), commonly known as the Teutonic Order (German: Deutscher Orden, Deutschherrenorden or Deutschritterorden), is a Catholic religious order founded as a… Read More
What is the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem?
Introduction The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Latin: Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani, OSMTH, French: Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jérusalem, OSMTJ) are a group of self-styled chivalric orders of common descent. In 2020, OSMTH and SMOTJ were recognised by the Augustan Society as a religious confraternity of knights. OSMTH… Read More
What was the Grand Master of the Knights Templar?
Introduction The grand master of the Knights Templar was the supreme commander of the holy order, starting with founder Hugues de Payens in 1118. Background Some held the office for life while others resigned life in monasteries or diplomacy. Grand masters often led their knights into battle on the front line and the numerous occupational… Read More
Position to Receive…
“”A present ungraciously given is ungraciously received; an order badly given is badly executed.” [“L’Ame du Soldat”] “The crisp, calculated, and forceful way of giving an order should produce a forceful way of executing it.” [“L’Ame du Soldat”]In giving an order we should first consider the object; secondly, calculate the means; for it is worse… Read More
Orders: Object, Means & Execution…
“A present ungraciously given is ungraciously received; an order badly given is badly executed.” [“L’Ame du Soldat”] “The crisp, calculated, and forceful way of giving an order should produce a forceful way of executing it.” [“L’Ame du Soldat”] “In giving an order we should first consider the object; secondly, calculate the means; for it is… Read More
The Estimate Process for Non-Combat Decision-Making
Introduction There are many of us in the RAF who have never heard of the Estimate and others who have heard of it but have not had any tuition in its use. As a result, it is often considered something of a ‘black art’ and strictly for the use of senior personnel who are involved… Read More
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