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The Commanding Officer (CO) tour was personally the most enjoyable tour for me. It had a balanced spread of intellectual, operational and people-type issues, and there was considerable mandate to make independent decisions with a real, immediate and tangible impact on the lives of the people under my charge. But while the experience was enjoyable, looking back, I often feel that there were things that I could have done differently or done better – if only I had known then. This is partly because there has not been any document that addresses the crux of the issue of what it means for somebody to be a good CO. As a result, most of us end up learning on the job, using trial-and-error to decide what is best for our units and ourselves. By the time we find the right formula, it is often time to move on to the next appointment. Hence, in this note, let me share with you my thoughts on what being an effective CO, and what effective command in general, mean. I hope this will allow future commanders to assume their appointments in a better position to know what to expect.

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