Accountability: A Platoon Leader in Afghanistan

Dan Skawski
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DESCRIPTION

1LT Dan Skawski branched Engineer after graduating from Penn State. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 as a platoon leader in Charlie Company, 4th Special Troops Battalion. In this interview, he discusses the motivations that led him to enroll in ROTC, the crucial relationship between junior officers and senior NCOs, his experiences in combat, and an incident that forced him to make a difficult and painful decision.

VIDEO DETAILS

conflicts Afghanistan War
topics Leadership Taking on a New Command
interviewer David Siry
date 05 March 2015

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

name Dan Skawski
institution Pennsylvania State University
graduation year 2011
service Army
unit 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
specialty Engineering
service dates 2011
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