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Battle Command

By Victoria Hudson

During execution of an operation, submit changes to previous instructions as fragmentary orders.
As a grade officer with capabilities, select interpreters of potential.
Choose those individuals who possess the best mix of qualities.
Select fluency.
Choose security.
Choose who know loyalty.
Ensure each individual knows he must repeat his own thoughts or opinions.

Source: “Battle Command: Select Interpreters.” Officer Foundation Standards II Civil Affairs (38) Company Grade Officer’s Manual. Vol. STP 41-38II-OFS. Washington: Headquarters, Department of the Army, 1995. 2-345. Print.

Vicki Hudson earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2008. Her poetry and essays have been published in a variety of online and print literary journals, and anthologies. Each month on her website, she highlights an emerging author, artist, or interesting person (and is always looking for someone to interview). Annually, she sponsors a registration scholarship to attend the San Francisco Writers Conference via the Victoria A. Hudson Emerging Writer Prize. She is an urban farmer, voracious reader and photographer. She coaches women’s and youth rugby and is a mom and wife.

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