A Memoir of Command in Combat
A junior officer’s experience and lessons learned during Vietnam. Reviewers find this book invaluable for second lieutenants about to assume their own platoon command.
About the Author
Col. James McDonough, USA (Ret.), graduated from West Point and served in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader in the legendary 173d Airborne Brigade. A military theorist who has helped shape the post-Cold War army’s thinking, he is also the author of The Defense of Hill 781 and The Limits of Glory. Now retired from active duty, McDonough lives with his family in Tallahassee, Florida.