Warfighting: Tactics Tuesday

Below is a link to my warfighting discussion series I gave to ACE 2021. It went by a few names; Warfighting Wednesday, Tactics Tuesday, and Fighting Friday. The idea was ACE excelled at teaching technical, leadership, and tactical/operational planning but was missing the warfighting aspect. It is comprised of 6 different lectures. The first 4… Continue reading Warfighting: Tactics Tuesday

Notes on The Pentagon Wars

Dr. Jack Martin (Left), USAF Assistant Secretary for R&D presenting Col Jim Burton (Right) with the Legion of Merit

industrial complex in the 70s and 80s. A lot of the events and lessons in this book are applicable today. I used this book to create my “To Be or To Do” leadership lesson for the ACE course and as part of my continued study into the work of Col John Boyd. Below are the notes and key points I took from the book to help me create the lesson and case study.


The OODA loop is the cycle observe–orient–decide–act, developed by military strategist and United States Air Force Colonel John Boyd.