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ARMY Magazine Vol. 65 No. 11 November 2015

Articles

I stood at the podium, looking out across the packed, 500-seat auditorium. Having served as Gen. Raymond T. Odierno’s political adviser from 2007–2010 in Iraq, I had been asked to brief III Corps ahead of their deployment back there. “I’m honored to...
Generals and admirals are mistaken if they believe their only job in war is to execute the policymaker’s war aims, requiring of them merely an “end state” and the time and resources to accomplish the job. Political leaders are wrong if they believe...
In recent years, more than 65,000 active-duty soldiers have separated from the Army annually, according to Department of the Army statistics. In fiscal year 2014, for example, more than 20,000 retired, while the remaining 45,000 separated either by...
Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho is the first female and first nurse to be nominated and confirmed by Congress as the surgeon general of the Army and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command. She was also the first married woman with children to...
Our nation cannot afford to allow the armored multi-purpose vehicle program to become the next Army acquisition casualty, thereby leaving America’s only heavy ground combat force hamstrung with the M113 armored personnel carrier. The venerable M113...
Throughout my life, the U.S. has wrestled with questions of race and today, the news seems to focus on little else. I’d like to believe we have made real progress. If we have, I know the Army has played a big role. From my first day in the Army, I...
Steve Samer was a helicopter door gunner with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He is grateful to the other veterans who helped him adjust after the war. “It was difficult for me to talk to people and explain to them what had happened to me...
Here’s a Blueprint for Not Wasting the Win Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy After World War II. Walter M. Hudson. University Press of Kentucky (An AUSA Title). 395 pages. $50. Lt. Col. James Jay Carafano, U.S. Army...