ARMY Magazine September 2010 

Volume 60, Number 9

Listed below are selected articles and features from our September 2010 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

The Future: Too Much from Too Few?
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
“For the collective effort, manpower becomes the single most demanding requirement for the future.”

Prudence, War and Civil-Military Relations
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
“Prudence is—or should be—an essential aspect of a war leader’s conscience.”

The Broken Band of Brothers: A Sociological Response to Soldier Suicide
By MAJ Michael M. Gacheru
“I believe the issue of soldiers’ relocation has a much greater impact on their mental health than we realize.”

 Selected Features

Going Beyond Adaptability
By COL Gregory Fontenot, USA Ret.; COL Mark Monroe, USMC Ret.; and COL Steven J. Rotkoff, USA Ret.
Training and Doctrine Command is exploring new ways to encourage innovation, individual initiative and insight into what lies beyond adaptability within the framework of the Army.

Soldier Safe—Army Strong
By BG William T. Wolf and CSM Michael Eyer
Accidental Army fatalities have fallen despite the current conflicts, and the Army’s leaders, soldiers and families remain the keys to meeting safety challenges in theater and at home.

Marshall’s Forgotten Men
By COL James Scott Wheeler, USA Ret.
Looking at some of the less famous senior leaders fostered by GEN George C. Marshall offers insights into his selection process and reaffirms the brilliance of his choices.

Concepts Lead Change for the Army
By LTC Mark Elfendahl and COL Robert M. Toguchi, Ph.D., USA Ret.
"Why does the U.S. Army need concepts, and what value do concepts bring to the military force?”

Task Force Penetration
By LTC James H. Lynch
In a week’s time in September 1950, a 7th Cavalry Regiment task force drove nearly 180 miles through enemy territory—engaging in skirmishes and a tank-killing spree—to link up with U.S. forces in Osan.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Advice on Taking Command

Company commanders help prepare a future leader who posted five essential leadership questions in the CompanyCommand forum.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann—The Man Who Escaped from Bataan, Raised a Filipino Army against the Japanese, and Became the True “Father” of Army Special Forces
Mike Guardia

Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg: The Campaigns that Changed the Civil War
Edwin C. Bearss with J. Parker Hills

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Nathaniel Philbrick