ARMY Magazine June 2013 

5/17/2013 12:00 AM 

Volume 63, Number 6

Listed below are selections from our June 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

The Need for a Large and Balanced Force
By LTG James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
"The real issue [in the future] is having a large enough and balanced enough force to address the areas of increasing risk and the likely archetype mission sets....."

Time to Implement Training for Diversity Leadership
By LTG Julius W. Becton Jr., USA Ret.
"Diversity leadership has always been an essential skill for soldiers, but it is an especially important skill for 21st-century soldiers for several reasons."

Soldier Systems: Outfitting the Army
By BG James R. Moran, USA Ret.
"Too often we hear the lament of soldiers being equpped like Christmas trees as we hang things on them in a seemingly uncoordinated fashion."

Features

Nett Warrior: Mission Command At the Tactical Edge
By Scott R. Gourley
The Army’s Nett Warrior, a dismounted battle command system that is an invaluable asset in Mission Command,
is proof of the benefits of organizational cooperation, warfighter assessment and field experience in refining and improving tactical capabilities.

The Conundrum of Mission Command
By COL Gregory Fontenot, USA Ret. and COL Kevin C.M. Benson, USA Ret.
The balance between command and control needs to be restored.

With NIE 13.2, Mission Command Continues to Evolve and Expand
By Scott R. Gourley
NIE 13.2, like previous semiannual Network Integration Evaluations, allows the Army to refine and further integrate its tactical network to ensure that Mission Command capabilities evolve efficiently and quickly. 

Early Lessons from France’s Operation Serval in Mali
By Maj. Gen. Olivier Tramond and Lt. Col. Philippe Seigneur
Launched in January against al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in the West African nation of Mali, France’s Operation Serval was unprecedented in speed, number of troops and distances involved. 

A Museum for the U.S. Army and a Brick for Uncle Willie
By Dennis Steele
Actor Joe Mantegna’s dedication to the campaign to build the National Museum of the United States Army is inspired by family history, serendipity, and an appreciation of the service and sacrifices of the American military.

CompanyCommand: The Leader Challenge Approach 
The Leader Challenge approach uses real-life challenges to develop leaders. Participants can develop their skills in an interactive online environment or through dynamic face-to-face engagement.

Departments

Letters
Washington Report
News Call
Historically Speaking
Soldier Armed

Reviews

Leyte 1944: The Soldiers’ Battle
Nathan N. Prefer

My Share of the Task: A Memoir
Stanley A. McChrystal, USA Ret.

Shenandoah 1862: Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign
Peter Cozzens