ARMY Magazine December 2009 

Volume 59, Number 12

Listed below are selected articles and features of our December 2009 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

Leadership Beyond the Chain of Command
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
“Today junior leaders operate in a nonhierarchical leadership environment almost immediately. Our leadership doctrine is not fully capturing this reality.”

Bees and Spiders: Seeing the World from Different Perspectives
By LTC Brian L. Steed
A simple analogy helps explain “the underlying differences” in how U.S. and Middle Eastern military members view the world.


 Selected Features

The Battlefield Surveillance Brigade in Iraq
By COL Robert P. Walters Jr. and LTC Daniel E. Soller
The 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BfSB), the second of 10 BfSBs to be fielded by the Army, provided versatile support in the form of intelligence, surveillance and recon­naissance (ISR) for commanders and ISR teams during its Iraq deployment.

Marshall's MEN
By COL Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret.
Through his oversight of officers' promotions and commitment to service, Army Chief of Staff GEN George C. Marshall modernized the Army as he developed a cadre of dynamic commanders.

CompanyCommandBuilding Combat-Ready Teams:
Lessons from Task Force Currahee
Company commanders from 4th Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), discuss lessons learned and insights gained while serving in six provinces of eastern Afghanistan from March 2008 to March 2009.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America’s First Frontier
John F. Ross

Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
Doug Stanton

Advice to War Presidents: A Remedial Course in Statecraft
Angelo M. Codevilla

The Battle of the Bulge: The Photographic History of an American Triumph
John R. Bruning