Soldiers with the California Army National Guard’s 870th Military Police Company participate in an event hosted by the chaplains at Camp Roberts. (Credit: California National Guard/Sgt. John Stephens)

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  • Guidons and flags waved gently in the breeze as senior leaders from across the Army prepared to address the gathered soldiers. On June 6, nearly 80 years after D-Day and the invasion of Normandy, France, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville presided over the activation of the Army’s first...

  • For decades, the U.S. Army’s advantages in both lethality and protection largely guaranteed overmatch to units conducting counterinsurgency operations. These operations in Iraq and Afghanistan relied on small units, principally at the company level and below, to accomplish tactical, operational and...

  • The U.S. Army’s recruiting crisis—active, Guard and Reserve—should spark two important conversations both within the military and, more importantly, among America’s elected leaders. The first conversation concerns how to adapt the Army recruiting enterprise as well as departmental personnel policies...

  • The topic of culture and climate is one of the top agenda items for the Army’s senior leaders. Unit or organizational culture and climate—or command climate—is, by definition, an integral part of everyday life in the Army. Every unit, formation, company and command has a culture, which is an outcome...

  • War and Its Consequences in Fine Detail Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and Its Aftermath. Ben Kesling. Abrams Press. 368 pages. $30 By Robert Williams War is all hell, whether you are in daily gunfights or blown up by hidden bombs. That hell is everyday life for Company B, 2nd Battalion...

  • I became the command sergeant major of the 10th Mountain Division on March 22, 2020. I was ready to become the best division command sergeant major ever, and I was excited to build and lead the professional development program for senior NCOs at both Fort Drum, New York, and Fort Polk, Louisiana...

  • A lieutenant colonel provided me with important advice on mentorship when I graduated and earned my commission from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was set to retire, but his message was clear and concise: “Find a mentor. I cannot do it. You will need to find someone else who...