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The Innovative Instruction Workshop

Facilitating learning for higher-order thinking

Participants learn how to facilitate learning by experiencing various interactive methods, such as decision-forcing cases, wargames, tactical and ethical decision games, terrain-model exercises, role playing, and other experiential learning exercises. Transformative learning, an adult learning

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Bermside Ambush

TDG #01-19

You have a thirteen Marine rifle squad with a standard complement of M203 grenades, M67 fragmentation grenades, and one AT4 Rocket. What do you do?

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“Belleau Wood Challenge”

TDG #07-18

You are the CO, 1st Bn, 6th Marines, 4th Marine Brigade, 2d Infantry Division, American Expeditionary Forces. Your battalion is currently located to the southeast of Lucy-de-Bocage. During the Battle of Chateau-Thierry on 6 June 1918, the 4th Marine Brigade seized Hill 142 and the town of

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Father of My Spirit

Leadership outside of combat must teach more than it tasks

Leadership outside of combat must teach more than it tasks During World War II, LtGen A.A. Vandegrift distributed a pamphlet entitled Battle Doctrine for Front Line Leaders} This pamphlet was published by the Third Marine Division, summarizing lessons learned by Marines engaged in fierce combat in

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“Take that Wood”

Belleau Wood Operational Decision Game

Probably because of the level of attention focused on Belleau Wood worldwide, the French have agreed to support your attack with quite a large amount of artillery fire, namely 50 batteries worth. On 6 June, two of your battalions attacked the wood, which was believed, at the time, to be unoccupied.

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The Quick Reaction Force

TDG #04-18

This TDG is a continuation of the scenario that began with TDG 02-17 in the February 2017 edition. For additional information on the current situation, refer to TDGs 02-18 and 03-18: "The Routine Patrol," Parts I and II, in the February and March 2018 editions respectively

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Routine Patrol, Part II

TDG #03-18

Soon after receipt of the change of mission, your west flank security team reports that it sounds as if the AUXFORs around Checkpoint One are firing their weapons in the direction of Checkpoints Four and Five. The Al Mumeet Mosque İs established in all aviation special instructions (SPINS) as the

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The Routine Patrol

TDG #02-18

You are the squad leader of 3d Squad, 2d Platoon, A Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. Fire support remains limited to the battalion's organic mortars and Marine rotary-wing CAS on alert +15 at the battalion FOB. There is one registered target at Checkpoint Seven: AB 1107 The Al Mumeet Mosque is

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CJTF Al Ouadiyya: Part VII: “Combat Tourism”

TDG #01-18 & Ethical Leadership Challenge #01-18

The Nuzuri presence does nothing to demonstrate stability or rule of law ?n the area as groups of fighters, many as young as 12 or 13, "patrol" through this section of the city ?n Chinese-made pickups with crew-served weapons, and equally armed groups man random roadblocks, searching travelers and

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Operations in Coalinga

TDG #10-17

The Transportation Services Company has two MT (motor transport) platoons currently task organized with the same number of personnel and equipment as well as a landing support platoon capable of generating six helicopter support teams as required. Mileage along MSRs and ASRs between the units, CSSA

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Part VI: “Simple Choice, Lieutenant …”

TDG #08-17

Platoon Commander, A Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, and you have been left in charge as the senior Marine aboard COP Ritz (Combat Outpost Ritz). While you are trying to raise your company commander again, the first volley of three RPGs (rocket propelled grenades) hits the COP. None get

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