1st Lt. Pat Barone, a platoon leader, and Sgt. Daryl Appling, both with Company D, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, explain to Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement soldiers how to conduct tactical patrols at night along the Iraqi-Syrian border, Dec. 9. At rear with an Iraqi soldier is Jordanian interpreter Rami Tamimi.

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You are called to care for and guide the warriors in your care, but sometimes feel like you’re ill-equipped to speak into their lives. Not everyone in command values your role. Many warriors don’t get what you are trying to do. Their defenses often seem to keep you at arm’s length.  You know you have something to offer, but someone has to listen first. The challenges you face have been face by others. Their stories and the lessons they’ve learned along the way can become your road map to a successful journey.