ARMY Magazine August 2011 

Volume 61, Number 8

Listed below are selected features from our August 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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 Selected Features

Drill Sergeant of the Year—Raising the Standards, Paying in Sweat
By Dennis Steele
In June, six candidates competed for the title of 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year in a four-day competition that tested their limits.

The Army Commendation Medal
By Sara Hov
Created in 1945 as a ribbon and gaining the medal pendant in 1948, the Army Commendation Medal recognizes heroism, meritorious achievement and service, and acts of valor.

Ike’s Three Great Decisions That Shaped World War II
By COL Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret.
Among GEN Dwight D. Eisenhower’s many integral decisions in the war in Europe, three critical choices determined his legacy as a great commander.

A State With Two Stars—Missouri’s War Within a War
By Dennis Steele
In 1861, pro-North and pro-South sentiments raged in Missouri, leading to a fractured government and ongoing bloodshed.  

CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams:
Impact of the Federal Government’s Near-Shutdown
Commanders discuss effects on their units and lessons learned from the federal government’s near-shutdown in April.



Washington Report

News Call

Soldier Armed


The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington
Paul Lockhart

Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds
Major Rusty Bradley and Kevin Maurer

Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
Mitchell Zuckoff