2021 Online Exclusive Articles

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July 2021 Online Exclusive Articles

Leadership in a People-First Army

Maj. Gregory T. Isham, U.S. Army

There is an inherent tension between the current Army values and culture and the concept of a people-first Army. However, a people-first mindset, people-first systems, and a people-first culture will enhance commitment throughout the Army, which in turn will directly increase the readiness of the Army to deploy, fight, and win our Nation’s wars. A 2021 General Douglas MacArthur Military Leadership Writing Competition entry.

Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 07 July 2021

June 2021 Online Exclusive Articles

Restructuring the Division Command Post in Large-Scale Ground Combat

Brig. Gen. Eric Strong, U.S. Army
Maj. Brett Reichert, U.S. Army

In a recent Warfighter exercise, the 4th Infantry Division demonstrated how employing three enduring command nodes increased the survivability of the division mission command infrastructure and kept the division commander and staff from being consumed with the close fight at the expense of setting future conditions.

Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 29 June 2021

Breaking Barriers to Professional Writing

Col. James Kennedy, U.S. Army, Retired

An associate professor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College describes the six most common barriers to professional writing identified by his students and provides advice on how to overcome them.

Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 17 June 2021

“We Have Come a Long Ways … We Have a Ways to Go”

Col. Dwayne Wagner, U.S. Army, Retired

A retired Army officer relates his own experiences and those of his father to reflect on the changes in Army race relations.

Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 09 June 2021

April 2021 Online Exclusive Articles

Preparing for the Future: Marine Corps Support to Joint Operations in Contested Littorals

Gen. David H. Berger, U.S. Marine Corps

The commandant of the Marine Corps describes how the Marines are radically reorganizing and rearming to develop greatly expanded capabilities to support future joint operations in contested littoral areas of operation as a multi-domain reconnaissance and counterreconnaissance force.

Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 20 April 2021

January 2021 Online Exclusive Articles

Russia’s Soft Power Projection in the Middle East

Anna L. Borshchevskaya

Originally published in Great Power Competition: The Changing Landscape of Global Geopolitics, this article examines the origin and evolution of Russian soft power, comparing and contrasting the current Russian view of soft power with that of the former Soviet Union and also with that of the modern-day West.

Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 20 January 2021

Bridging the Three-Generational Gap Using Doctrine

Col. Richard J. Davis, U.S. Army
Lt. Col. Jonathan P. Graebener, U.S. Army

The author argued that the lack of shared understanding is due to varying levels of experience between the generations and a lack of mentorship and training of young staff officers.

Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 9 January 2021

Operationalizing Culture: Addressing the Army’s People Crisis

Col. Joseph E. Escandon, U.S. Army

In his “Message to the Force–Feedback on Diversity and Inclusion in the Military,” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper expressed the need to address and improve racial diversity in the Armed Forces, calling this the “first steps to drive a cultural shift and create lasting change in the DoD [Department of Defense].”

Article published on: Online Exclusive Articles 1 January 2021