The Iron Major Survival Guide is a self-help book for the senior Captain / junior Major that was developed after years of teaching staff officers and junior leaders. It’s not a be-all, end-all, “how to make General” book, but a survival guide with hundreds of tips and tricks on how to make it through the daunting and confusing world of staff operations. In all of the Armed Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps) it’s eventual that an officer will serve on a staff of some sort. Staff work is chaotic, tedious, and can end an officer’s career faster than a phone call. This book is a guidemap to getting through it without committing careericide. If nothing else, The Iron Major Survival Guide provides a great checklist of all the things a junior field grade officer needs to consider when being assigned to, or leading, a staff. Young staff officers who have not achieved the rank of Major yet can also use this book to help their Majors and / or learn what they’re going through. An ambitious Captain will find gold in these pages that he can use long before becoming an Iron Major himself. Written by a guy who did not become a General, The Iron Major Survival Guide contains a lot of self-aggrandizing humor and “there I was” vignettes that every officer can identify with. Since it’s publication The Iron Major Survival Guide has quickly become must read material for aspiring career officers in the US Military and students of management and large organizations as well.