Roland Bartetzko


On Field Manuals

By on October 14, 2017

If you are in a regular army, you follow the field manuals: that’s why they were written.
Field manuals are usually used in training. The officers or non commissioned officers…


Personal Hygiene On The Battlefield

By on August 6, 2017

Battlefield hygiene has one simple rule:
There are three body parts that you must keep clean, even on the battlefield. If one of those parts gets infected or causes you…


Failed Missions

By on July 29, 2017

When a combat mission ends in failure, the last thing you want to do is to punish the soldiers who were executing it.
There are hundreds of possible reasons for…

Battle Tactics Psychology

The Roots Of Terrorism

By on June 7, 2017

Sometimes, we wonder why so many of the major terrorist organizations seem to be Islamic. Are all terrorists Muslims?
The problem is that we often think of terrorism as a…



By on June 4, 2017

A friend of mine pulled off one the most daring escapes while we were soldiers in the Kosovo War. Normally we were only operating in the mountains, but one…