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Handbook 07-30
July 2007

Chapter 7


Keys to Success

  • Establish a company (battalion-level rear detachment [Rear D]): Soldiers
    need an identity.
  • Understand your roles as commander and first sergeant. You are not Rear
    D officer in charge and noncommissioned officer (NCO) in charge.
  • Avoid referring to the unit as the "Rear D."
  • Utilize all assets; train, empower, and then hold NCOs to task.
  • Be flexible and understand the life cycle of a deployed unit; change as the
    battlefield changes.
  • Utilize medical evaluation board (MEB) and medical hold NCOs to
    maintain core leadership initially following the mission rehearsal exercise.
  • Be hard, be consistent, and be fair.
  • Rehearse casualty operations.
  • Speak with one voice; establish a relationship with the Family Readiness
    Group leadership.
  • Actively participate in the home front command information campaign.
  • Choose the hard right over the easy wrong, even when no one is looking.
  • Understand commander and command sergeant major priorities and
  • Maintain Army standards.


  • Property accountability
  • Balancing family support issues and Soldier issues
  • Personnel:
    • MEB and legal processing
    • Lack of quality NCOs
  • Accomplish routine tasks routinely; establish systems.
  • Allow for personal time for cadre; establish leave plans.


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