ARMY Magazine January 2011 

Volume 61, Number 1

Listed below are selected articles and features from our January 2011 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and receive a subscription as part of your membership.

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 Front & Center

Welcoming the 112th Congress
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
"You will have a wide spectrum of problems to confront, but one of your principal concerns must be your responsibility to 'provide for the common defense' and 'secure the blessings of liberty' for the current and future citizens of our country."

A Multigenerational Challenge
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
"As uncertain as the future might be, this much is clear: A long-term vision and associated institutional reforms are necessary to address the effects of this war on the Army."

An Open Letter to Army FAOs
By GEN William E. (Kip) Ward
"We, the Army, could do better to ensure that you have all the tools and skills you need to do the best job you can."

 Selected Features

Medal of Honor Awarded to ‘Humble Hero’
SSG Salvatore A. Giunta is the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor in nearly 40 years.

Army Aviation’s Return on RMD 802 Investment
By BG Anthony G. Crutchfield
With increased funding, Army Aviation has increased the number of flight students, constructed maintenance facilities and additional classrooms at Fort Rucker, Ala., and increased the number of instructor pilots, delivering greater combat power for the operating force.

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Expansion
By Scott R. Gourley
The Army is working to develop a family of small unmanned aerial systems to provide warfighters with a range of options that will enable them to succeed in Afghanistan despite the difficult and varied terrain.

UH-72A Update
By Scott R. Gourley
The fast-paced UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter program is a success story for the Army.

Mission Command
By GEN Martin E. Dempsey
The third article in a series about the Army’s campaign of learning defines and explores mission command and the strengths it will bring to the Army’s command climate.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Do We Need Leaders or Managers?
Company commanders discuss the value of leadership versus management in strong company command.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Beetle: The Life of General Walter Bedell Smith
D.K.R. Croswell

Use of the C-27J Fixed-Wing Aircraft for Conducting Army Mission Critical, Time Sensitive Missions in Counterinsurgency Operations
Kenneth Horn, Elvira N. Loredo, Steven Cram, Lewis Jamison, Christopher McLaren, William Phillips and Jeffrey Sullivan

Porcelain on Steel: Women of West Point's Long Gray Line
Donna McAleer

For Military Merit: Recipients of the Purple Heart
Fred L. Borch