ARMY Magazine February 2011  

1/11/2011 12:00 AM 

Volume 61, Number 2

Listed below are selected features from our February 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

Leadership Month
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret. 
"There is nothing more important in professional education than an understanding of the experiences, solutions, standards, and the successes and failures that have gone before."

2011: A Pivotal Year
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret. 
"We must now face reality as it is, not as we wish it would have been." 

On Plotting the Course Ahead
By BG Huba Wass de Czege, USA Ret. 
"We could  get a great deal more out of our institutional collective efforts to gain wisdom about future requirements."

U.S. Army Mobile Application Development: A Coder’s Perspective
By LTC Gregory Motes 
"The success of [the Apps for the Army program] has led the Signal Center to create a new organization that has a charter to develop applications for Army training."

 Features

Leader Development
By GEN Martin E. Dempsey
This fourth article in a series about the Army’s campaign of learning emphasizes the importance of leader development to the Army. 

Army-Navy Game: The Spirit of the Long Gray Line
Text and photographs by Dennis Steele
In the days leading to the annual Army-Navy game, the drumbeat of spirit, rivalry and tradition surrounding the game grows louder on the West Point campus, reaching a crescendo when the Corps of Cadets marches onto the playing field and then takes its place in the stands.

The 27th Army Science Conference:
Wandering Through Tomorrow’s Technology

By Scott R. Gourley
The biennial Army Science Conference offered glimpses of future technologies that may transform the Army’s operations.  

The Pro-Reading Challenge—One Achievable Step
By LTC(P) Tony Burgess and MAJ Corey James
Through the Pro-Reading Challenge on MilSpace, teams of leaders strive toward achieving the leader-development imperatives laid out in the “Leader Development Strategy for a 21st Century Army.” 

Introducing the Mission Command Center of Excellence
By LTG Robert L. Caslen Jr. and COL(P) Charles A. Flynn
Leading the plan to adapt mission command throughout the Army is the directive of the new Mission Command Center of Excellence at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
When This War Ends
Envisioning the end of today’s conflicts, company commanders discuss which elements of their combat leadership experiences will carry over to a “postwar” Army.

 Departments

Letters

Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed  

Historically Speaking

Reviews

Washington: A Life
Ron Chernow

Dogface Soldier: The Life of General Lucian K. Truscott, Jr.
Wilson A. Heefner

The New York Times Complete Civil War 1861-1865
Harold Holzer and Craig L. Symonds, editors