4/17/2014 12:00 AM 

ARMY Magazine  Volume 64, Number 5

Listed below are selections from our May 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

A Question of Balance
By Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA Ret., and Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, USA Ret.
"When you talk about war, and especially preparing for war, it's always a question of balance."

Developing Trust
By Gen. Frederick J. Kroesen, USA Ret.
"Personal trust is an absolute requirement for the success of military operations
.... that permeates all echelons of the Army..."

Another Look at America's First Battles
By Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik, USA Ret.
A review of a "1986 collection of essays written by notable military historians" may help the Army keep its edge in "closing the peacetime-training-to-first-battle gap."


Features What You Missed

Better Nutrition Efforts Fill the Army's Plate
Stories and photos by Dennis Steele
The Army is using education programs, revamped menus, more healthy preparation and presentation in its quest to help soldiers eat better, perform better, feel better and stay healthy longer.

He's the Army
By Eva Marie Socha
Pennyslvania Army Natonal Guard Sgt. Maj. Kevin Bittenbender combined his love of shooting and his commitment to volunteering while serving as shooting coach for 15 American Paralympic biathletes in Sochi, Russia.

A Complementary Relationship: The Active Army and the Reserve Component
By Maj. Irvin Oliver
The relationship between the acive duty Army, the National Guard and the Army Reserve has been complementary rather than interchangeable and should remain so.

New Flight Plan for Unmanned Aircraft
By Scott R. Gourley
A new production plan will help reorganize and reposition Army small unmanned aircraft systems.

3-D Printing Adds New Dimension to Materiel Command
By Scott R. Gourley
3-D printing will allow soldiers to make parts cheaply and quickly.

Cotton Fluffing Improves National Security
The foreign comparative testing program helps ease military dependence on foreign suppliers of key items--including cotton for ammunition.

What Science Says About Gender and PTSD
By John Crawford
The effects of combat seem stronger in women.

CompanyCommand: Carrying the Weight of War
Former 1st Lt. Matthew Rowe describes a day in Baghdad that tested his emotional control along with his leadership skills


Listed below are selections for subscribers from our May 2014 issue. To read all the articles in ARMY Magazine, join AUSA and receive a subscription as part of your membership. Then you won’t miss a thing.

Second Lt. Walter D. Ehlers, 1921–2014
By Toni Eugene

Lightening the Army: Déjà Vu All Over Again
By Richard Hart Sinnreich

Army Budget: Back Where It Started

Soldier Pay: How Much Is Enough?
By Rick Maze

Medals ‘Set the Record Straight’

Trust in Action
By Col. Charles D. Allen, USA Ret.

The Outpost: The Night They Cheered for General Grant
By Lt.Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, USA Ret.

President Wilson Selects His Commander
By Col. Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret.

Why Not Me?
By Col. Richard D. Hooker Jr., USA Ret. 




Washington Report
News Call
Soldier Armed
Historically Speaking


Plenty of Time When We get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War
Kayla Williams

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
Christopher Clark

British Generals in Blair's Wars
Edited by Jonathan Bailey, Richard Iron and Hew Strachan

Behind the Lines: A Critical Survey of Special Operations in World War II
Michael F. Dilley

Dogface Charle: Soldiers' Recollections of Vietnam and the Big Red One
Edited by Tom Mercer