ARMY Magazine March 2008 

Volume 58, Number 3

Listed below are selected articles and features of our March 2008 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 Democratization of the Army Uniform
By Maj. J. Scot Davis
"This is about esprit de corps, pride in the uniform and one’s achievements, recognition of subcultures within the Army (including 'elite' organizations) and institutional acceptance that it’s OK to be different."

 Selected Features

Supporting the Warfighter With Pride, Professionalism and the Best Materiel This Country Can Offer
By Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin
The Army Materiel Command provides a wide range of services in coordination with its subordinate commands, from the Chemical Materials Agency’s management and disposal of chemical weapons to the Army Sustainment Command’s synchronized support of troops in the field.

FM 3-0: Full Spectrum Operations: Resetting the Capstone of Army Doctrine
By Gen. William S. Wallace
A new Field Manual 3-0, framed around the concept of full spectrum operations, acknowledges that stability operations are as important as offensive and defensive operations and that the three must be combined to succeed in an era of persistent conflict.

Soldier Gear—Off the Drawing Board, Into the Field
The Program Executive Office Soldier, which develops and provides soldiers with equipment, describes examples of recent equipment fieldings and developmental items.

Army Project Teaches Cultural Awareness to Deployed Troops
By Toni Eugene
An intriguing deck of playing cards is just one component of a Department of Defense program that is teaching soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan the importance of cultural awareness and preservation.

Shaping Soldiers: Skills and Values
By Dennis Steele
The 3-320 Field Artillery Regiment, a battalion of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sponsors Iraqi army training at the unit level and at a formal commando course, mentoring and monitoring Iraqi soldiers.

The Relevance of Gen. William E. DePuy
By Col. Henry G. Gole, USA Ret.
Gen. William DePuy wrote numerous articles for ARMY Magazine. His advice is as timely today as it was prescient decades ago.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Second-Guessing Our Decisions
Inspired by advice from an Army chaplain, company commanders describe difficult choices they have had to make and the circumstances. Sharing how each moved on, they agree that second-guessing decisions can debilitate leadership.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


The Big Red One: America’s Legendary 1st Infantry Division from World War I to Desert Storm
James Scott Wheeler

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
David Halberstam

GI Ingenuity: Improvisation, Technology, and Winning World War II
James Jay Carafano