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ARMY Magazine Vol. 66, No. 3 March 2016

Articles

Words matter, for they reflect the quality of thinking and affect the judgments we make and the actions we take. In our everyday speech about the Army and what it does, the term “decisive” is often used as an absolute. For example, “The Army is the...
Despite the harsh winter weather, around 3,000 refugees a day are still arriving on the shores of Greece, fleeing the wars in the Middle East. At the beginning of the year, I followed their journey through Europe. I started out at Edomeni, near the...
Where were you on 9/11? What were you doing when you first saw that unbelievable footage of passenger planes crashing into the World Trade Center? At what point did the awful reality of that day dawn on you? Sept. 11 is one of the most seminal...
From virtual reality gaming and color-coded traffic maps to tomorrow’s weather forecast via radar image and the televised reality of football first-down lines, simulation technologies have become ubiquitous elements of modern life. It’s not...
Alcoholics Anonymous has a 12-step program for beating alcohol addiction. The first step can be paraphrased as: Recognize that you have a problem and confess it in some public way. Applying the 12-step process to my own circumstances, here goes: I...
Leaders talk about trust as a component of team building and a requirement for Mission Command, but what are some of the elements that help build trust? One of the most common and effective ways to build trust is to “lead from the front.” However,...
An ambitious Army plan to boost the quality and respect of its expansive professional education network attempts to capture the symbolism of America’s big-name schools. If university systems like Harvard, Stanford, Columbia and Princeton hold...