ARMY Magazine June 2008 

Volume 58, Number 6

Listed below are selected articles and features of our June 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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 Selected Features

AMEDD: Promoting and Maintaining the Health of the Warrior
By Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker
In the last year, the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) has instituted many health-care initiatives—among them the Army Medical Action Plan, a new disability evaluation system and a chain-teaching program on concussive injuries and post-traumatic stress awareness—to provide quality medical care and support to soldiers and their families.

Combat Medic: Selfless Devotion Comes with the Job
By Toni Eugene
Combat medics are more qualified than ever to deal with battlefield trauma. A disparate group of men and women from various backgrounds, they are bound by the belief that their dedication to the mission of saving lives is simply part of their MOS.

Settling into Afghanistan
By Paul Avallone
At its new home, Forward Operating Base Wilderness in Afghanistan, Company C, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, wastes little time learning about the area and getting to know the local population at the start of its deployment.

Eisenhower: The Indispensable Commander
By Col. Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret.
In the six months leading up to D-Day, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower made critical decisions in revising the invasion plan, selecting subordinates and utilizing air assets that not only improved the invasion’s chances of Allied victory but also showcased his skills as a coalition commander.

Company Command—Building Combat Ready Teams: Reflections of a Counterinsurgency Company Commander (Part 1 of 2)
Capt. Jim Kiersey, commander of Company B, 2-12 Infantry, in Baghdad from January to December 2007, covers topics he believes were critical in achieving success in counterinsurgency in his area.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


FM 3-0 Operations
Headquarters, Department of the Army

Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant
Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr., USA Ret