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Strategic Leadership for Strategic Landpower Make Explicit That Which is Implicit, and Do What Your Boss Needs You to Do Gen. Robert W. Cone, U.S. Army, Retired, Col. Richard D. Creed Jr., U.S. Army, and Lt. Col. Adrian T. Bogart III, U.S. Army Gen. Robert W. Cone, U.S. Army, Retired, is the former commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). He previously served as commander, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, and deputy commanding general-operations for U.S. Forces-Iraq. Col. Richard D. Creed Jr., U.S. Army, is the TRADOC Commander’s Planning Group chief. He previously commanded the 479th Field Artillery Brigade, 1st U.S. Army Division West, Fort Hood. Creed leads the strategic planning, executive engagement, and command initiatives for the commanding general of TRADOC. Lt. Col. Adrian T. Bogart III, U.S. Army, is the TRADOC Commander’s Planning Group deputy 22 chief. His previous assignments include director, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan; director, National Civil-Military Operations Center; and commander, 2nd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment. W e would like to share 12 principles of strategic leadership based on our personal experience. We believe their application can support the success of leaders and organizations as the Army works through the strategic application of landpower in its role as the foundational element of the joint force. Successful strategic leaders generally follow personal rules devised from their own hardearned experience, as well as the business July-August 2014  MILITARY REVIEW