ARMY Magazine December 2010 

Volume 60, Number 12

Listed below are selected articles and features from our December 2010 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and receive a subscription as part of your membership.

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 Selected Features

The AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition: A Forum for Professional Development
The 2010 Annual Meeting drew record attendance and more than 500 industry and Army exhibits. Among the highlights: the keynote address by Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh; Army Chief of Staff GEN George W. Casey Jr.’s speech at the Eisenhower Luncheon; and the acceptance speech of the 2010 George Catlett Marshall Medal winner, former Secretary of the Army Pete Geren.

Concepts Matter
By GEN Martin E. Dempsey
This second article in a series about the Army’s campaign of learning discusses The Army Capstone Concept and The Army Operating Concept, intellectual foundations for the design, support and operation of the Army.

Army Evaluation Task Force Expands ‘Increment 1’ Testing
By Scott R. Gourley
The Army Evaluation Task Force’s ongoing testing of the Increment 1 systems at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., has resulted in hardware design improvements and increased reliability.

MEDFLAG 10: Synchronizing Public Affairs Activities from a Remote Location
By MAJ Junel R. Jeffrey
For the U.S. and the Democratic Republic of Congo joint humanitarian assistance exercise in Kinshasa, U.S. Army Africa public affairs worked with the Congolese army and the U.S. Embassy-Kinshasa to convey to the public the importance of MEDFLAG 10.

Improvisational Leadership: Setting the Stage for Future Army Leader Development
By MAJ William G. Colbert
Improvisational leadership, an experiential approach to leadership training, can transform the way the Army develops leaders to excel in the 21st-century security environment.

The Army National Guard—America’s Oldest Force
By Claire G. Henline
The 360,000 citizen-soldiers of the Army National Guard continue the Guard’s 374-year-old legacy while proving versatile in an era of persistent conflict. 

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Journal of a Platoon Leader in Afghanistan

Excerpts from the journal of a platoon leader in Afghanistan provide a personal perspective of the war there and the challenges facing soldiers.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking


The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War
Donald Stoker

One Hell of a Ride: Inside an Armored Cavalry Task Force in Vietnam
William C. Haponski

Hope Unseen: The Story of the U.S. Army's First Blind Active-Duty Officer
CPT Scotty Smiley with Doug Crandall

Answering the Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A Commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I
Edited by Lisa M. Budreau and LTC Richard M. Prior