February 

1/16/2014 12:00 AM 

ARMY Magazine Volume 64, Number 2

Listed below are selections from our February 2014 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

Quality: The Fundamental Requisite
By GEN Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
"Overall...quality is the indispensable requirement for developing a dominant Army...."

ARMY Magazine Gets New Editor in Chief
“Rick Maze is the new editor in chief of ARMY Magazine….”

Features

The Outpost
Buffalo Soldiers: In the Heart of America
By LTG Daniel P. Bolger, USA Ret.
The Buffalo Soldiers—African-American soldiers who served the Union during the Civil War and added to their fame during the Spanish-American War—were among the Army’s best. 

The Chickamauga Rule
By COL Richard D. Hooker Jr., USA Ret.
As “orphan” regiments attached to Union MG George H. Thomas learned when they covered his retreat during the Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, troops attached to a unit often got the short end of the stick. 

The Army We Need; the Army We Can Have
By MG Allen Batschelet, Rick Ayer
and COL Mike Runey
In order for the Army to recruit the soldiers it wants and will need, the following must be acknowledged: a growing rift between the Army and its vision of the future force, American society’s detachment from the servicemembers who defend their country, and the needs and aims of the young people who will form the Army of the future.

Core Competencies for an Army of Preparation
By MAJ Jeremy Sauer, Chris Stolz and CPT Michael Kaiser
As the Army transforms from a force of execution, it must extend its core competencies beyond land combat to include evolving demands such as wide-area security, shaping the security environment, and LandCyber and special operations. 

Combat Training Center Upgrades Support Army Chief’s Vision
By Scott R. Gourley
The Army’s Range Communication System project will help rebuild combined arms maneuver and wide-area security capabilities at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., and the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. 

 Departments

Letters
Washington Report
News Call
Soldier Armed
Historically Speaking

Reviews

You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier’s Mission to Bring Him Home
Bryan Bender

Hal Moore: A Soldier Once… And Always
Mike Guardia

Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World
Howard G. Buffett with Howard W. Buffett

Warrior Geeks: How 21st Century Technology Is Changing the Way We Fight and Think About War
Christopher Coker

On Heroic Wings: Stories of the Distinguished Flying Cross
Barry A. Lanman and Laura M. Wendling