Wellington’s leadership abilities were many. Perhaps his courage under fire and always setting an example as the consummate warrior for his soldiers were the qualities that placed him in the chronicles of history as one of the maverick military leaders of all times. Wellington’s extensive use of defensive tactics will forever make him an original. It was through his leadership skills and his traits of visualizing the battlefield like no other general that he could defeat the enemy on his own terms. In this activity you are asked to describe a current military operation in which your selected leader parallels Wellington’s leadership abilities. The module outcomes addressed in this activity are: • Describe and critique Wellington’s leadership influence as viewed through his preferred tactic (defensive operations). (CO #1 & 2)

• Examine Wellington’s actions in battle and his traits of leadership and compare them to today’s leaders. (CO #3) Refer to pages 194-195 of your textbook and provide a 1000-word essay (APA), analyzing Wellington’s leadership actions and traits during the battle against the Maratha Forces. Also, describe any military operation in which your previously selected leader parallels Wellington’s leadership abilities. Attach your completed essay to the assignment drop box and submit it to your instructor. Your essay is due at the end of Module 3. You are required to use your text; however, you are also encouraged to draw from other resources and experiences in crafting your answers, where appropriate. For assistance with your writing projects, visit Excelsior College Library. It is important to cite your sources properly when you are writing a research paper (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. and using someone else’s ideas. By citing sources, you will avoid plagiarism (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. and give credit to the originator of an idea. For this assignment and all others in this course, you will use the APA format. Citing Sources (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. .

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