WARS CHANGE, WARRIORS DON'T We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in. Do we fight by a code? If so, what is it? What is the Warrior Ethos? Where did it come from? What form does it take today? How do we (and how can we) use it and be true to it in our internal and external lives? The Warrior Ethos is intended not only for men and women in uniform, but artists, entrepreneurs and other warriors in other walks of life. The book examines the evolution of the warrior code of honor and "mental toughness." It goes back to the ancient Spartans and Athenians, to Caesar's Romans, Alexander's Macedonians and the Persians of Cyrus the Great (not excluding the Garden of Eden and the primitive hunting band). Sources include Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Xenophon, Vegetius, Arrian and Curtius--and on down to Gen. George Patton, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and Israeli Minister of Defense, Moshe Dayan.
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This is the first scholarly book to look at the role of the 'warrior' in modern war, arguing that warriors' actions, and indeed thoughts, are increasingly patrolled and that the modern battlefield is an unforgiving environment in which to discharge their vocation. As war becomes ever more instrumentalized, so its existential dimension is fast being hollowed out. Technology is threatening the agency of the warrior and this volume paints a picture of early twenty-first century warfare, helping to explain why so many aspiring warriors are becoming disenchanted with their profession. Written by a leading thinker on warfare, this book sets out to explain what makes an American Marine a ‘warrior’ and why suicide bombers, or Al Qaeda fighters, do not qualify for this title. This distinction is one of the central features of the current War on Terror – and one that justifies much more extensive discussion than it has so far received. The Warrior Ethos will be of great interest to all students of military history, strategy, military sociology and war studies.
Modern combat is chaotic, intense, and shockingly destructive. In your first battle, you will experience the confusing and often terrifying sights, sounds, smells, and dangers of the battlefield--but you must learn to survive and win despite them. You could face a fierce and relentless enemy. You could be surrounded by destruction and death. Your leaders and fellow soldiers may shout urgent commands and warnings. Rounds might impact near you. The air could be filled with the smell of explosives and propellant. You might hear the screams of a wounded comrade. However, even in all this confusion and fear, remember that you are not alone. You are part of a well-trained team, backed by the most powerful combined arms force, and the most modern technology in the world. You must keep faith with your fellow Soldiers, remember your training, and do your duty to the best of your ability. If you do, and you uphold your Warrior Ethos, you can win and return home with honor. Subjects covered include: -Individual Readiness -Combat Care and Preventative Medicine -Environmental Conditions -Cover, Concealment, and Camouflage -Fighting Positions -Movement -Urban Areas -Combat Marksmanship -Communications -Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape
While serving a tour in Afghanistan in 2013, I came across Steven Pressfield's 2011 monograph " The Warrior Ethos," at the top of a list of books that the Commandant of the Marine Corps had made mandatory reading for all Marines. Having enjoyed several of Pressfield's historical novels before, I was looking forward to this latest volume, but was shocked by what I discovered; a rambling mixture of Laconophiliac hero worship, Eastern mysticism, and pop psychology. As a leader and an officer, I was so concerned by the disturbingly misogynistic and backwards-looking nature of this book that I found myself obliged to write a critique to explain the book's glaring deficiencies, but soon realized that such a critique would only be half of what was needed; just as important would be a counterpoint to illustrate the nature of a Warrior Ethos more suited for the Information Age than the Bronze Age. Pressfield wrote his book in an attempt that was as well-intentioned as its outcome was mistaken; to define and promulgate a "Warrior Ethos" meant to help guide young (presumably American) fighting men and women along the path to success. Unfortunately, his principles, if followed to the letter, would more likely result in personal and professional failure. This book has been written to accomplish Pressfield's intended purpose; but I propose a much different moral compass than the honor-bound, shame-based relic of dead cultures that my counterpart has offered up, and this book represents my effort to suggest a useful way forward in considering what sort of ethos modern warriors of all ages, ranks, and nationalities may find beneficial in the years to come.
"The product described is the result of research that explored the concept and definition of Warrior Ethos, in an effort to facilitate its application for Soldiers during initial training and throughout their military careers. The Warrior Ethos tenets were divided into component attributes and behaviors; the product described here provides an example of a potential venue for Warrior Ethos training during the basic training program and includes train-the-trainer materials that help to identify Warrior-like behaviors. The venue is the Teamwork Development Course (TDC), an obstacle-like course conducted at all Basic Combat Training locations. Executed during the early weeks of training, the course encourages teamwork and the growth of problem-solving skills. The TDC references Army values and although the activities are difficult and challenging, they are not particularly stressful. The Warrior Ethos-based Training Support Package and its accompanying After Action Review behavioral checklist provide an expansion of the benefits of the TDC by identifying and reinforcing Warrior Ethos behavior. The concepts are shown in relation to the TDC; they are applicable to other venues as well."--Stinet.
It has many names; Asatru - Odinism - Heathenry - Wodenism - Northern Traditions. Historical references, modern psychological analysis, and personal experiences form the basis for a voyage of discovery into the warrior ethos within the Northern Traditions. Were the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and other Germanic tribes mindless barbarians or misunderstood spiritual journeymen?, does the Warrior have a place in modern society? And if so, how can it help you and I evolve spiritually, emotionally and physically in an age where emphasis is placed on "Me" rather than "We," a world that puts human greed before human need?. Together we will explore the Warriors weapons of Fortitude, Humility and strength of personal will. Has the Golden Era of the Hero passed or do we need them now more than ever? The author does not claim to be an Historian, Psychologist nor for that matter an "Expert" but rather, a prolific human observer walking the Warrior path who has complete belief that the God's and Goddesses are looking down on us all. Sometimes bleak, occasionally humorous but always brutally honest, Heathen Warrior is one man's personal quest to reclaim the Northern Hero and drag him kicking and screaming into a world that has forgotten his worth
- Author : Headquarters Department of the Army
- Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Release Date : 2017-09-09
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 308
- ISBN : 197623381X
This training circular provides all Soldiers the doctrinal basis for the Warrior Ethos, Warrior Tasks, and other combat-critical tasks. It also updates weapon, equipment, and munitions information. This FM is not intended to serve as a stand-alone publication. It should be used with other Army publications that contain more in-depth information. The target audience for this publication includes individual Soldiers and noncommissioned officers throughout the Army.
The Warrior Ethos is a daily motivational book for martial artists and warriors. There are 365 quotes, commentaries and affirmations, one for each day of the year! The reader can read the text for the day, spend some time reflecting on the meaning for him or her, and then use the affirmation during his or her meditation time.The foreword is written by the legendary martial artist, Sifu Al Dacascos. The Warrior Ethos is endorsed by some of today's most respected martial artists.In addition to the quotes, commentaries, and affirmations, there is a entire list of all the quotes used in the book, plus a very comprehensive index which makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for.The Warrior Ethos is a book that will motivate and inspire you every day of the year. This book is literally packed full of wisdom! The martial arts and warrior philosophy will make your think and inspire you to live a better life. This is one book that EVERY martial artists should have in his or her library!
This book offers an engaging and historically informed account of the moral challenge of radically asymmetric violence -- warfare conducted by one party in the near-complete absence of physical risk, across the full scope of a conflict zone. What role does physical risk and material threat play in the justifications for killing in war? And crucially, is there a point at which battlefield violence becomes so one-directional as to undermine the moral basis for its use? In order to answers these questions, Asymmetric Killing delves into the morally contested terrain of the warrior ethos and Just War Tradition, locating the historical and contemporary role of reciprocal risk within both. This book also engages two historical episodes of battlefield asymmetry, military sniping and manned aerial bombing. Both modes of violence generated an imbalance of risk between opponents so profound as to call into question their permissibility. These now-resolved controversies will then be contrasted with the UAV-exclusive violence of the United States, robotic killing conducted in the absence of a significant military ground presence in conflict theatres such as Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. As will be revealed, the radical asymmetry of this latter case is distinct, undermining reciprocal risk at the structural level of war. Beyond its more resolvable tension with the warrior ethos, UAV-exclusive violence represents a fundamental challenge to the very coherence of the moral justifications for killing in war.
The "Warrior Ethos" is the written manifestation of what individual Soldiers ascribe to be. It is a covenant which embodies how Soldiers serve the nation and expresses their dedication to accomplish their mission and their responsibilities to each other and the Army. It informs how they train and what expert knowledge they must master. As the Army seeks to define required future capabilities, what cultural changes if any will be needed to adapt and ensure success? This paper maintains that the "Warrior Ethos", a subset of the Soldier's Creed, reflects a Cold War mindset focused on application of kinetic force and is out of alignment with the changing character of warfare as experienced over the last ten years of persistent conflict. Future conflicts are likely to be dominated by low intensity conflict and stability operations where leaders at lower levels will routinely face difficult and ambiguous circumstances which will require a high degree of moral judgment in the reasoned application of force. Adapting Army culture to meet these challenges will require an Army that values and builds trust relationships and places high priority on the development of moral character.
This training circular provides all Soldiers the doctrinal basis for the Warrior Ethos, Warrior Tasks, and other combat-critical tasks. It also updates weapon, equipment, and munitions information. This FM is not intended to serve as a stand-alone publication. It should be used with other Army publications that contain more in-depth information. The target audience for this publication includes individual Soldiers and noncommissioned officers throughout the Army. This book applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard (ARNG)/National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS), and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) unless otherwise stated. The proponent for this publication is the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2005
- Genre : Military intelligence
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : UOM:39015083198229
This is the soldier's zombie combat field manual. It explains how to perform the combat skills needed to survive on the battlefields against the hordes of the undead.
Whether you are a lover of Medieval European history, serve in the military, a martial artist, or seek to understand the legacy of the European warrior ethos and how Chivalry applies to the modern man, then this book is for you. The Chivalric Code- written by a former Marine, lifelong martial artist and theologian- accomplishes three great tasks. First, it outlines the need for a revival of Chivalry as a western warrior ethos. Second, the book surveys the various chivalric codes of the European Middle Ages, meshing them into a common list of twelve virtues. Third, the author masterfully writes a poem for each of the twelve virtues in an ancient Celtic form that not only gives reverence to the legacy of Chivalry, but aids the modern practitioner in their memorization. Whether you are a combatant on the literal battlefield, competing in martial tournaments, on the battlefield of business, or a spiritual leader- if you are looking for an authentic Knightly code to govern yourself by- you must absorb this book into your life. The Chivalric Code has been peer reviewed by some of the greatest Historical European Martial Artists (HEMA) and scholars of our time. Many of their reviews are included in the work and excerpts are given on the back cover. The Author, Jonathan Nathaniel Hayes, has spent his life as a literal and spiritual warrior. He has not only served honorably as a United States Marine, but also as an ordained minister. he is also the author of "A Mix of Mud and Stardust: The Poetry Prose and Prophecies of a Celtic Christian"And"MUSH: Leadership Lessons Learned from a Lead Dog."
After experiencing the incoherent violence of the Vietnam War, Michael McCafferty returned home feeling detached and lost like so many of his fellow Marines. Eventually he forged a path out of destabilizing mental trauma toward a life of purpose. Warrior Ethos is an exploration of his journey and a guide for others affected by trauma to find their way towards a more contemplative and meaningful life.