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“The problem of military innovation is necessarily a problem of bureaucratic innovation,” Stephen Peter Rosen writes in Winning the Next War: Innovation and the Modern Military . While bureaucracies are not supposed to be good at innovation, Rosen...
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Pamphlet 525-3-6: The U.S. Army Functional Concept for Movement and Maneuver 2020–2040, dated February 2017, describes a lethal future battlefield. This battlefield will include fighting in multiple domains to...
The recruiting environment for the U.S. Army is difficult and will become even more so. The problem resides in previous “truths” of Army recruiting relying on fit, motivated high school graduates looking to fill their need for patriotic service...
On July 11, 2014, battalions from Ukraine’s 24th and 72nd Mechanized Brigades assembled outside of the town of Zelenopillya, located about 5 miles from the Russian border. Having achieved success against the Russian-led separatist forces in the...
Hubris Can Undermine Even Elite Forces Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On. Leigh Neville. Osprey Publishing. 352 pages. $30 By Col. Gregory Fontenot, U.S. Army retired Leigh Neville’s Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu...
America’s Army has entered an urgent and risky period of reform that Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper calls “Army Renaissance.” Speaking at his first Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting since he became the Army’s 23rd secretary, Esper...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. I recently had the honor of spending time with the Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army. Retired Maj...
It is the turning of a New Year, and my mind turns to tanks. One reason is that I often associate this time with Gen. George S. Patton, thinking of the Third Army breaking the siege of Bastogne the day after Christmas during the Battle of the Bulge...
Arecent study identifying 16 indicators of family readiness concluded families that reach out to other military families, or participate in installation services, are overall healthier. “The Army is working on and making good efforts in helping...
The Defense Department’s funding bill for fiscal 2019 was among the appropriations bills signed into law before the beginning of the fiscal year Oct. 1. However, seven spending bills remain unpassed. On Dec. 5, the president signed a continuing...
Maj. Gen. Tom Mullikin retired from command of the South Carolina State Guard (SCSG) during a formal change-of-command ceremony on Dec. 1, at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. Mullikin relinquished command to Brig. General Leon Lott,...
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“Readiness for Multi-Domain Operations” is the theme for the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2019 Global Force Symposium and Exposition, to be held Tuesday, March 26, to Thursday, March 28, in Huntsville, Ala. This AUSA Institute of Land Warfare...
Beverly Lowe knew something was amiss when no one would tell her who the recipient of the 2018 Brigadier General Robert Drolet Service to Veterans Award was. As co-host of the YMCA Veterans Prayer Breakfast each November, it’s intel she is typically...
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Kelli Pendleton, president and CEO of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce, has one goal she intends to accomplish during her tenure as the next president of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Fort Campbell Chapter: Increasing membership...
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Life insurance is not interesting to most people, I know. I’m a licensed insurance agent, but it’s not something I talk about with family and friends. But, I wish I had spoken to my family to offer some unsolicited advice before my uncle died many...