ARMY Magazine February 2006 

Volume 56, Number 2

Listed below are selected articles and features of our February 2006 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

50 Years Ago in Army: The American Professional Soldier
By Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Phillips
What is a profession and what is the professional spirit?

Guidance for Incoming Commanders
By Maj. Gen. Guy S. Meloy, USA Ret.
A former commander of the 82nd Airborne Division shares a letter he sent to every incoming brigade and battalion commander in his unit.

 Selected Features

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: What Will You Remember?
Company commanders in the field answer the question, “What will you remember?” through the combat leader interview.

Guarding America: Issues Facing the Army National Guard at Home and Abroad
By Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum
The National Guard has proven its mettle in domestic disaster response and combat in the global war on terrorism, all while transforming and working to keep up recruiting and retention.

The Army Reserve: Focus on the Future
By Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly
The Army Reserve is transforming from a Cold War model to a complementary force that provides skill-rich capabilities to combatant commanders around the globe.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad
David Zucchino

Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters
Maj. Dick Winters with Col. Cole C. Kingseed

The Imperfect Spy: The Inside Story of a Convicted Spy
Lt. Col. Andy J. Byers, USA Ret.

Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War
Charles Bracelen Flood

Fighting for America: Black Soldiers—The Unsung Heroes of World War II
Christopher Paul Moore

Noville Outpost to Bastogne: My Last Battle
Don Addor