ARMY Magazine April 2013 

3/18/2013 12:00 AM 

Volume 63, Number 4

Listed below are selections from our April 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

‘What Do You Want Your Military to Do?’
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
Under the sequester, “reductions… project on an already too small, overcommitted, worn and tattered Army the next wave in the feast-or-famine budgetary support provided throughout our nation’s history.”

On Being Distracted
By GEN Gordon R. Sullivan, USA Ret., and LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
“Unfiortunately, some military related headlines in major newspapers today focus on side issues that serve only to take the eyes of the American people off the strategic and national security issues.”

Using Theater Security Cooperation to Develop Strategic Leaders
By COL David W. Pendall
"The ability to routinely place officers in an in-country setting as a matter of professional development is increasingly valuable."

Robert M. Gates to Receive 2013 Marshall Medal

GEN Glenn K. Otis, 1929–2013


SSG Clinton L. Romesha Receives Medal of Honor

The ARMY Magazine Hooah Guide to Pacific Land Power
By Dennis Steele
The Army is resetting its priorities and returning to business as usual in traditional theaters after more than a decade of combat. In the Asia-Pacific Theater, U.S. Army Pacific stands ready to provide land power forces to expand U.S. Pacific Command’s partnership and engagement strategy.

The Pacific War: The U.S. Army’s Forgotten Theater of World War II
By COL Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret.
Although several factors distracted public attention from the Army’s role in the Pacific Theater during World War II, U.S. soldiers played an integral part in the Allied victory there.

Reflections on Combat Leadership: Advice for Commanders
By COL Richard D. Hooker Jr., USA Ret.
Actively involved with their soldiers as they help mold tomorrow’s leaders, successful commanders must rely on their values and core beliefs and their courage.

Company Command: Building Combat-Ready Teams
Building a Cohesive Team
Company commanders share thoughts on the most cohesive teams they have served with and discuss how they foster cohesion in their own units.


Washington Report
News Call
Historically Speaking
Soldier Armed


Defeating Japan: The Joint Chiefs of Staff and Strategy in the Pacific War, 1943–1945
Charles F. Brower

When the Warrior Returns: Making the Transition at Home
Edited by Nathan D. Ainspan and Walter E. Penk

Images of America: Fort Myer
John Michael Kupik

Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870–1945
David R. Dorondo