ARMY Magazine November 2013 

10/18/2013 12:00 AM 

Volume 63, Number 11

Listed below are selections from our November 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 Spirit of '45
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
During World War II, "we were a nation of 130 million who attacked and managed and succeeded at a gargantuan task who created the industrial and economic machine that provided prosperity for almost the rest of that century.

'Play the Game'
By COL Richard D. Hooker Jr., USA Ret.
Play the Game,’ words from an old poem that were the motto of the infantry unit he commanded in Vietnam, guided and sustained a young lieutenant colonel through his military career and beyond it to a proud and contented old age.


The Outpost: Before the Deluge
By LTG Daniel P. Bolger, USA Ret.
This new column is designed to give ARMY readers the opportunity to learn more about topics of Army interest—this month, insights into why the U.S. Army achieved success in World War I.

2013 Photo Contest Winners
The best images from the 2013 ARMY Magazine Photo Contest.

Soldier 2020
By GEN Robert W. Cone
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is spearheading the servicewide effort to maintain combat effectiveness while placing qualified women into positions and occupational specialties previously closed to them.

Vibrant Response 13-2
‘Preparing for a Day That We Hope Never Comes’
By Scott R. Gourley
Vibrant Response 13-2, a U.S. Army North field training exercise, confirmed the operational and tactical capabilities of DoD’s chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response forces in the aftermath of a domestic terrorist attack.

Another Training Revolution Coming
By GEN William Scott Wallace, USA Ret.
Given the political instability around the globe, the challenging training demanded by a force honed by years of battle, and the current bleak fiscal environment, the Army must take advantage of various types of training, including live, virtual and constructive simulation, to prepare soldiers for success in future conflicts.

The Big Red One Loses Its Commander
By COL Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret.
Despite earning glory in highly successful campaigns in North Africa and Sicily during World War II, 1st Infantry Division commander MG Terry de la Mesa Allen found himself relieved of command and reassigned.

The Lima Army Tank Plant
By Scott R. Gourley
Army Materiel Command’s Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, is a government owned/contractor operated facility that was activated in 1941 and has produced the Abrams battle tank since 1976. 

Chickamauga the Battle, Chattanooga the Prize
Text and Photographs by Dennis Steele
Although Confederate forces under GEN Braxton Bragg gained a tactical victory over the Union’s Army of the Cumberland in Georgia at the Battle of Chickamauga, his failure to capitalize on the win led to the South’s loss of strategically located Chattanooga, Tenn.

CompanyCommand: Leading in Fiscally Lean Times
Commanders share insights into how to deal with the current budget shortfall and describe various ways they have succeeded in reducing spending and preventing waste while still training, developing, maintaining and operating on a day-to-day basis.


Washington Report
News Call
Soldier Armed
Hisorically Speaking


The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor
Jake Tapper

The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War
Peter Hart

The GAMe: Unraveling a Military Sex Scandal
MG Robert D. Shadley, USA Ret.