ARMY Magazine January 2013 

12/16/2012 12:00 AM 

Volume 63, Number 1

Listed below are selections from our January 2013 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

On Becoming a Strategic Leader
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
“Making the transition to strategic leadership is a multifaceted and, in the larger sense, lifelong and continual process.”


Aviation Modernization Milestone Update
By Scott R. Gourley
Aviation achievements of the Apache, Chinook and Kiowa Warrior programs are representative of milestones throughout the Army’s manned aircraft fleet in 2012 and are a testament to the Army’s commitment to modernization.

The Army’s Digital Revolution 2.0: Evaluating the Range of Possibilities
By Dennis Steele
The Army’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.1 exercise brings the equipment developer, formal tester, capability developer, engineer and soldier together at one place and time. The unique NIE factor is the extent of hands-on soldier evaluation and feedback conducted during an evaluation.

Army Outlines Ground Combat Systems Future
By Scott R. Gourley
From Howitzers and infantry fighting vehicles to Strykers and unmanned systems, the Army is applying common processes to identify how its ground combat systems can be improved and modernized economically.

Strength for the Future: The North Texas Chapter AUSA Leadership Program
By COL John Antal, USA Ret.
AUSA’s North Texas Chapter has a successful program to foster leadership growth among ROTC cadets. Launched in 2011, the program underscores the relevance of AUSA to a new generation of Army leaders.

CompanyCommand: Building Combat-Ready Teams
Mission Command at the Company Level
Company commanders discuss the pros and cons of the Mission Command
concept and how they are training and preparing their soldiers for the attendant effects of battlefield decentralization.


Washington Report
News Call
Historically Speaking
Soldier Armed


The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today
Thomas E. Ricks

George Washington’s Military Genius
Dave R. Palmer

Blueprints for Battle: Planning for War In Central Europe, 1948–1968
Jan Hoffenaar and Dieter Krüger, editors