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.