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New Army Officer's Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command

 New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command


Levi J. Floeter



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The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command is the advice-equivalent to a double espresso for junior Army officers; it’s simple, it doesn’t take long to get through, and it provides results. Floeter’s crisp and clear writing style answers many of the questions and concerns that cadets and junior officers have as they enter a career in the U.S. Army, making this book a great complement current to Army doctrine and regulations.

Combining dozens of resources into a single and easily readable volume a cadet or junior officer can carry with them, the New Army Officer’s Survival Guide aids junior officers’ success by blending in Floeter’s first-hand experiences from over forty-one months in two separate Company Commands to personally advise and cover many lessons that most officers learn the hard way.

The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide’s structure provides an overview of Army ROTC, a detailed walkthrough of skills needed by junior officers across the Army, and some explanations of techniques and possible leadership styles or methods to utilize in common situations. Four appendices wrap up the book for quick access and reference: Useful gear for the field and office; Officer Rank and Basic Officer Leader Course information; common acronyms and phrases; and a list of each Punitive Article of the UCMJ.

About the Author

Levi J. Floeter, following in his father’s footsteps (RET Air Force) into a military career, commissioned as an Army Infantry Officer from Eastern Washington University in 2008. Almost immediately after graduating Airborne and Infantry School at Fort Benning, Floeter received orders to deploy as a Platoon Leader in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from October 2009–July 2010. Since then, Floeter has held various positions as a Company X.O., Battalion Operations Assistant, Company Commander (on two occasions), and most recently serves as an ROTC instructor in the Military Science Program at the University of Washington. CPT. Floeter is married and is the father to one daughter.

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