ARMY Magazine February 2013 

1/14/2013 12:00 AM 

Volume 63, Number 2

Listed below are selections from our February 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

Opportunities Knock
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
"Education is never complete, and experience is the greatest teacher, but it requires continuing attention and interest."

LTG Guy C. Swan III, USA Ret., Appointed AUSA's Vice President, Education

The Battalion Commander and Command Sergeant Major: The Most Important Senior Leaders in the Army
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret. and COL David M. Hodne
"Battalion commanders and their command sergeants major are the senior leaders responsible for leading soldiers and caring for their families at the very tip of the Army's spear."

GEN H. Norman Schwarzkopf, 1934-2012

Features

The National Training Center—Decisive-Action Training Rotations: ‘Old School Without Going Back in Time’
By Dennis Steele
The Army is changing the roles of its training centers from exclusively training deploying units to preparing for the future by training brigade combat teams in decisive-action operations: conventional combined arms maneuver mixed with wide-area security, counterinsurgency and humanitarian operations.

Combat Support/Combat Service Support Vehicle Update
By Scott R. Gourley
The Army’s tactical wheeled vehicle fleet provides a significant slice of a Combat Support and Combat Service Support portfolio, which also includes watercraft systems, mobile electric power and a diverse force projection segment.

The U.S. Army and December 7, 1941
By COL Stanley L. Falk, AUS Ret.
In the first of a series of articles that highlight the Army’s history and current presence in the Asia-Pacific Region, this reprint of an ARMY Magazine article focuses on the Army at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Company Command: Building Combat-Ready Teams
SFAAT: Creating New Challenges & Opportunities for Army Units
Company commanders discuss the demands of the Security Force Assistance Team mission in Afghanistan, which requires deployment of more leaders than soldiers and creates temporary leadership challenges.

Departments

Letters
Washington Report
News Call
Historically Speaking
Soldier Armed

Reviews
Yamashita’s Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur’s Justice, and Command Accountability
Allan A. Ryan

The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily
to the Gates of
Dachau
Alex Kershaw

Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of World War II
Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles

Great Black War Fighters: Profiles in Service
Ben L. Walton