ARMY Magazine May 2004 

Volume 54, Number 5

Listed below are selected articles and features of our May 2004 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and get a subscription as part of your membership.

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 Front & Center

Force Planning for Today
By Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
Today we are faced with war that may require years of commitment.

Kuwait and Iraq Trip Report
By Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan
Gen. Gordon Sullivan (USA Ret.), the President of AUSA, reports on his visit with the troops in Iraq and Kuwait.

Leadership in Five Seconds
By Maj. Gen. Guy S. Meloy, USA Ret.
In 1955, a veteran general showed a new lieutenant why it is so important for the Army to send every officer to troop duty and even more important to keep him or her with troops long enough to develop not just an appreciation for what makes soldiers tick, but an intuitive sense for what is going on "below the decks."

 Selected Features

Army Medical Department Promotes the Readiness of the Force
By Lt. Gen. James B. Peake
"The Army Medical Department is committed to excellence and to earning the trust and confidence of our patients, our leaders and the American people."

Army Reserve Medics—Serving at War
By Maj. Gen. Jamie Barkin and Col. Jeffrey Johnson
Army Reserve medics are saving the lives of American soldiers and local civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Combat Medics
By Maj. Lewis L. Barger
The Army Medical Department has a long history of support for soldiers on the battlefield, and evacuation and rapid care of battlefield casualties have improved immensely in recent years. This gallery of combat medics—from the Spanish-American War to Operation Iraqi Freedom—chronicles the Army’s care for the wounded.

The Surge
By Dennis Steele
As the Army moves thousands of troops into and out of Iraq, the 377th Theater Support Command, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from New Orleans, La., is the muscle behind the rotation and sustainment operations.

Last Stop Before Iraq
By Dennis Steele
A live-fire exercise in Kuwait teaches soldiers how best to protect convoys and avoid becoming casualties.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II
Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

U.S. Special Operations Forces
Benjamin F. Schemmer, Editor in Chief. Col. John T. Carney Jr., USAF Ret., Managing Editor

Field Artillery and Firepower
Maj. Gen. J.B.A. Bailey

Images of America: Fort Devens
William J. Craig

Visions from a Foxhole: A Rifleman in Patton’s Ghost Corps
William A. Foley Jr.