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Chief Priority! Ignite a Renaissance in Military Scholarship and Writing
Write for Military Review: Suggested Writing Themes and Topics—2024
2024 General William E. DePuy Special Topics Writing Competition
This year’s theme is “The Russia-Ukraine War”
Winning before the War: A Case for Consolidation of Gains
Field Manual (FM) 3-0, Operations, remains incomplete in articulating and analyzing one of the U.S. Army’s fundamental contributions to the joint force—the consolidation of gains (CG). Expanding upon FM 3-0 will further define the meaning and subsequent value in CG and will demonstrate why the Army is the service best postured to lead CG efforts on behalf of the joint force.
The Tank Is Dead … Long Live the Tank: The Persistent Value of Armored Combined Arms Teams in the 21st Century
It is imperative to not draw premature conclusions from recent conflicts on the efficacy of tanks and armored formations in future conflicts. Tanks will continue to enable national power projection, provide operational flexibility and tempo to joint commanders, and facilitate tactical combined arms maneuver.
Task Organizing the Combined Arms Battalion for Success in Eastern Europe
For a U.S. Army combined arms battalion to succeed in restrictive terrain like that found in eastern Europe, the formation needs to include additional dismounts equipped with better equipment to properly set the conditions for a successful armored attack.
Counterpunching to Win: A Mindset and Method to Defeat First Battle Fears
Employing the boxing strategy of counterpunching to warfighting will allow the U.S. Army to seize initiative, build momentum, dominate the fight, and break the enemy’s will to resist.
Convergence and Emission Control: Tension and Reconciliation
Tension exists between two concepts identified in Field Manual 3-0, Operations, convergence and electromagnetic emission control, and commanders will be challenged to implement both. This article won the 2023 General William E. DePuy Special Topics Writing Competition.
Concepts for Security Force Assistance Brigade Company Task Forces in Large-Scale Combat Operations
As the U.S. Army focuses on large-scale combat operations (LSCO), security force assistance brigades should continue identifying potential roles they might play in LSCO and develop the doctrine and concepts needed to perform those functions effectively.
At the Point of Friction: The Role of the Modern Command Sergeant Major in Today’s Army
Command sergeants major possess the influence, power, and expertise to enhance the readiness of their organizations and demonstrate care to their soldiers—the U.S. Army’s most vital resource. Yet, specific regulations and leadership development do not adequately address the formidable roles they play.
Army University Press Products of Relevance to EUCOM
Chinese Operational Art: The Primacy of the Human Dimension
There is an important difference between the Chinese and American approaches to solving strategic, operational, and tactical problems. Where the American military tends to focus on high-cost, technology-centric solutions, the Chinese prefer low-cost, humancentric solutions.
Selective Service: Before the All-Volunteer Force
The fiftieth anniversary of the all-volunteer force is a good time to reflect on the system of compulsory military service it replaced.
Mentorship Is a Mess
The U.S. Army has a leader development problem and is missing a critical informal venue for leader development culture due to the demise of the officer and enlisted club systems.
Responses to Gender Bias and Discrimination among Women Officers
The U.S. Army is showing increases in women’s representation and shown progress toward gender equality in its ranks, but women officers currently serving have already experienced the impacts of previous, less inclusive policies in their careers, and many are leaving voluntarily for a variety of reasons.
Sleep and Performance: Why the Army Must Change Its Sleepless Culture
The U.S. Army continues to suffer from chronic sleep deficiency, but there are ways the Army can change its way of thinking related to sleep and alleviate the mental and physical risks associated with sleep deprivation.
By All Means Available: Memoirs of a Life in Intelligence, Special Operations, and Strategy
The author critiques the memoir of Michael G. Vickers, whose career included service with U.S. Army Special Forces, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Department of Defense.
2023 Military Review Index
Medal of Honor Sgt. Maj. Thomas P. Payne
Sgt. Maj. Thomas P. Payne was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during a hostage rescue mission on 22 October 2015 in Kirkuk Province, Iraq.
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