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This summer, the Army initiated a focused effort to promote diversity, equity and inclusion across the ranks through Project Inclusion. In support of fostering more diversity in the officer corps, the U.S. Army Cadet Command has been encouraging...
The Army is deploying a web-based climate assessment tool to help installation leaders and personnel understand and prepare for exposure now and in the future to coastal and riverine flooding, drought, desertification, wildfire and thawing...
The Army has always understood the vital importance to soldiers of resilience. Resilience is defined by the Army Recovery Care Program as “the mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral ability to face and cope with adversity, adapt to change,...
Ensuring continuous soldier readiness is paramount to success on any battlefield. As the Army prepares for the complexities of multidomain operations, why would it expect anything less from its robotic teammates? For all the wonders and promise that...
For decades, lieutenants have come to their units following institutional training and been placed immediately in leadership positions without certification or additional technical training. But in the 21st century, with a return to peer competition...
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When Equal Commanders Clash at Last Gods of War: History’s Greatest Military Rivals. James Lacey and Williamson Murray. Bantam. 416 pages. $35 By Col. Cole Kingseed, U.S. Army retired Comparative analysis of history’s great battle captains has...
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...
War has always been unpredictable. And given advances in technology, it can now come upon us at speeds unforeseen even in the days of blitzkrieg. Meir Finkel’s Military Agility: Ensuring Rapid and Effective Transition from Peace to War examines the...
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...