We seem to be losing Commanders who have authority over Formations and Units and in their stead we have managers and facilitators who have âownershipâ of âbudget centresâ and instead of Missions we have âbusiness objectiveâ. In one recent Civil Servant/Accountant missive which I read managers and budget holders where asked to make impact statements on the affects on their business, customers and other stakeholders of a forthcoming change. Nowhere did the writer acknowledge that he was addressing a military organisation. Perhaps it does not matter if you call a Commander a line manger, but I think this sort of business school language informs (another buzzword, that in this context means infects) the way we think. Perhaps it does not matter if you refer to what the armed forces do as âbusinessâ as long as you remember that the business is closing with the Queenâs enemies and defeating them.