Letter from the Editor

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Dr. Donald Wright

Dr. Donald Wright


There has been much discussion recently on the concept of multi-domain battle, currently under development by the U.S. Army. This issue of Military Review offers several articles by senior Army leaders that discuss the emerging concept from different perspectives. We begin with the second in a series of articles on multi-domain battle by Gen. David Perkins, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, that explains why changes to doctrine are necessary and discusses how the soon-to-be-published Field Manual 3-0, Operations, will set the stage for multi-domain battle doctrine.

Next, we offer an article by the commander of U.S. Army Pacific, Gen. Robert Brown, who provides his views on the impact of the multi-domain battle concept as it pertains to unified commands in general and the Pacific area of operation specifically. Lastly, the commander of I Corps, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, and the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, Australian Army Maj. Gen. Roger Noble, present their views on multi-domain battle as it applies to theater-level warfighting, based on their practical experiences while supporting the Iraqi military in its campaign against the Islamic State.

Many of the other articles selected for this edition are intended to expand and deepen discussion relative to the concepts provided about multi-domain battle in the three key articles discussed above. With this in mind, we invite our readers to closely peruse our other articles, and we encourage them to compare and discuss the views of these high-level leaders on multi-domain battle and comment on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArmyUniversityPress) or on Twitter (@ArmyUPress).

On a different note, the NCO Journal has finally completed its long-awaited move from Fort Bliss to its new home on Fort Leavenworth. I’d like to welcome the staff of the journal to the Army University Press family. We look forward to working with you to provide relevant professional content to our Army’s noncommissioned officers in all our publication formats.

Finally, I encourage all our readers to look for the “Special Topics” tab on the Army University Press website. The page provides a compilation of material both from Army University Press publications and from other outside sources related to trending topics and specific geographic “hot spots” pertinent to our military. One key purpose of the Special Topics webpage is to highlight topics about which the Army University Press is especially interested in receiving articles and proposals for larger studies. All Army University Press content is conveniently available online at http://www.armyupress.army.mil/ Please continue to read, contribute to, and enjoy Military Review and all the other fine Army University Press publications!


Sept-Oct 2017