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* 1. What is your name?

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* 2. What is your email? (.mil or civilian, whichever is best)

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* 3. What is your branch?

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* 4. What platoon(s) do/did you lead? (E.g., 3/C/4-8 IN, 3 BCT, 1AD, Mannheim GE; or Distro/G/2-32 FA, 2 BCT, 1 ID, Ft Riley and FOB Liberty)

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* 5. What were/have been some of your major experiences as a platoon leader? (e.g., CTC rotation, deployment, Table XII gunnery, soldier's suicide)

Don't feel like you have to respond to every question. On behalf of today's and tomorrow's platoon leaders, thank you for making the time to share your knowledge and experiences to raise the level of platoon leadership across the Army.

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* 6. What is one thing that (has) worked for you as a platoon leader? (Please say the what, why, and how; this will help good ttps spread.)

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* 7. What is one "hard lesson" you've learned that you're willing to pass on to help other PLs? What's the story behind the lesson?

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* 8. What has been your toughest leadership challenge, and how did you address it?

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* 9. What unit training have you done that you are most proud of? Describe your role in the process of planning and executing that training.

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* 10. Can you tell us about your relationship with your NCOs? What are some things about working with NCOs that you’ve learned through experience?

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* 11. What is one thing about the life of a junior officer that has surprised you?

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* 12. Is there anything else you'd like to share with the next generation of LTs?

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* 13. Can you recommend any other current or past platoon leaders that we could invite to complete an interview?

Thank you for taking the time to share your hard-earned experience! The PL forum team will get back with you asap. --Pete, platoon.leader@us.army.mil

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