James D. Crabtree
- Published on Amazon.com
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is assigned to BCTP or is interested in learning more about it. The Battle Command Training Program is more than a simple program... it is an organization which trains the staffs of brigades, divisions, corps and commands to fight on the tactical and operational level using sophisticated battle simulations. This book provides good background on the origins of BCTP in the 1980s, where it relates to the "dirt" training centers (like NTC) which trains Army battalions to fight the manuever battle and its role in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. A real eye-opener, this book will give you a better appreciation of this important element of the U.S. Army.