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Bozkashi Jones10 Jan 2022 1:03 p.m. PST

Talking to my dad tonight he mentioned this guy, who he said scared him stiff when he was in Egypt, 1952.

"Myitkyina To the growing Festing legend was added another dramatic chapter this week-end when Major General Francis Wogan Festing personally led the advance platoon of the 36th British Division into Mawlu. The leader of the platoon was killed, leaving the unit in charge of a sergeant. Festing, who is generally at the front, took over, and, probably the highest ranking officer ever to command a platoon, led it into Mawlu."

So, in Chain of Command – exactly how many CI Points does a Major General get when acting as a platoon commander??

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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian10 Jan 2022 2:08 p.m. PST

As many as a Company commander, unless his staff is there too

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2022 2:44 p.m. PST

Saber6 has it – an inspired commander who is one man is, no matter how inspired, one man

Callsign 2110 Jan 2022 3:07 p.m. PST

One, maybe two, tops. I'd be very wary of a person with limited or outdated experience of platoon command, no matter how exalted his rank.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2022 8:13 a.m. PST

I agree with the above. He is one man with a very limited scope of reference.

advocate12 Jan 2022 10:17 a.m. PST

But a very highly motivated one.

Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2022 1:22 p.m. PST

What does rank have to do with it? Just because someone is a major general does not make all major generals the same? Where is the accounting for the individual abilities of the man. No two are ever the same.

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