ARMY Magazine April 2011 

4/21/2011 12:00 AM 

Volume 61, Number 4

Listed below are selected features from our April 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

Ryan C. Crocker to Receive 2011 Marshall Medal
"The medal will be presented to Crocker by the AUSA Council of Trustees in recognition of his lifelong public service and his ability to appreciate the needs ofand his work withthe military."

Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker: Diplomat and Partner Extraordinaire
By GEN David H. Petraeus
"Ryan Crocker's career is distinguished by innumerable examples of the 'selfless service under extraordinary circumstances' that the Marshall Medal honors."

The Strategic Challenge of the Decade
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
"Economic recovery is one of three important elements of a larger strategic problem."

 Selected Features

Preparing the Army for Its Future
By Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
In his final speech at the U.S. Military Academy as Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates discusses the future of the Army and its 21st-century officers.  

Sustaining the Army’s Home: Building an Integrated Approach
By LTG Rick Lynch
Through multiple programs and initiatives, the Army is working to make installations sustainable and comfortable while meeting soldier, family and Army civilian needs.  

Institutional Adaptation of an Improved ‘Protection Warfighting Function’
By MG David E. Quantock
The Army Learning Concept for 2015 and The Army Training Concept support the Army’s efforts to develop a learning and training environment that enables full spectrum operations.  

M4 Carbine Update
By Scott R. Gourley
The Army is acquiring more M4 Carbines, many of which will feature an improved M4A1 configuration, and has announced a possible individual carbine replacement program.  

Hostages to Honor: The Flag Above Fort Sumter
By Dennis Steele
MAJ Robert Anderson’s occupation of Fort Sumter, S.C., in 1861 became the event that incited the Civil War.  

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Leading in the Age of Facebook
Company commanders and platoon leaders discuss the realities of commanding in an era of social networking.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed

Historically Speaking 


How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle
Gideon Rose

The Quiet One: General Roscoe Robinson Jr.
Leon L. Haley

The Killing of Crazy Horse
Thomas Powers

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
S.C. Gwynne