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This isn’t the article I thought I would be writing for the 2020–2021 Green Book. But given how this year has unfolded, I guess it’s not all that surprising. I feel a sense of urgency in our Army. Throughout my years in uniform and now in my...
Considering how life has changed since the start of 2020, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy is proud of how the Army is performing and optimistic about the future. “Our people are working very hard. They’ve been asked to do extraordinary things,...
Amid a difficult and turbulent year, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville describes the state of the Army in one word: strong. In a demanding year with formidable challenges, the Army grappled with a pandemic, supported civil authorities in the...
As the Army emerges from an unprecedented year marked by a pandemic and emotional calls for more inclusion in the ranks, the service’s senior enlisted leader is focused on taking care of soldiers and moving the force forward. From improving unit...
Big changes aimed at boosting retention and readiness are planned for the U.S. Army Reserve as the component’s new chief looks to streamline nonessential tasks and empower junior leaders to make more of their own decisions. Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels,...
The new director of the Army National Guard started his job at a time when tens of thousands of citizen-soldiers were on duty overseas and at home supporting local authorities with civil disturbances, catastrophic weather, wildfires and a pandemic...
While watching yet another news report about what is going on in the streets of America—civil unrest, lack of accountability, equal justice, racism and politics—I decided to clean my basement. What I found is why I am typing: a dog-eared copy of one...
The U.S. continues to face rapid and unexpected challenges that test the strength and resolve of our military. Soldiers undoubtedly will be called to support a range of missions including combat and noncombat operations such as humanitarian...
In the early 1950s, the Army created Special Forces units, which were dedicated to conducting unconventional warfare. To stay prepared for this complex mission, Special Forces Operational Detachment A trains and plans for unconventional warfare...
The Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 was the most sweeping financial management reform legislation in 40 years when enacted. Based on private industry standards, the intent was for the government to enhance its financial management practices to...
I have been in command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for over four years. While we have stepped up to a significant number of challenges, including volcanoes, hurricanes, wildfires and rebuilding power grids, none has been as monumental a...
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Swift Narrative Details Prewar Mobilization The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940–1941: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor. Paul Dickson. Atlantic Monthly Press. 416 pages. $30 By Brian McAllister Linn Paul...
One of the largest DoD health care Foreign Military Sales cases ever implemented is being fulfilled in the form of a joint, multinational Trauma, Burn and Rehabilitative Medicine program in the United Arab Emirates. The Trauma, Burn and...
Military science has a well-known dictum that the nature of warfare is constant but the character of war—the ways and means in which it is fought--is always changing. This is a central theme of Vom Kriege (“ On War” ), the famous work by the 19 th -...
Adversaries continue to contest the nation’s use of space, persistently challenging our space dominance and our ability to provide space capabilities. They are using this domain for tactical functions and increasingly incorporating space operations...