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Applying Soldier Skills to Civilian Jobs

<i>Feb. 1, 2017</i><p>Soldiers apparently make excellent firefighters.<p>A recent RAND Corp. analysis of the best civilian job matches for the 10 most populous …

Allyn: ‘Vexing Set of Challenges’ in Cyber Domain

The ability to dominate cyberspace operations is “inextricably linked to Army readiness,” says Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, the U.S. Army vice chief of …

Retaking Mosul Is Vital in Fight Against Islamic State

The U.S. is at an important moment in the “serious business” of eradicating the threat of Islamic State militants in Iraq, Defense Secretary Ash …

Soldiers Lead Way on Job Credentials

Soldiers are significantly outpacing sailors and airmen in obtaining licenses and certifications for civilian occupations under a relatively new …

Ethics, Morality and Leadership: Snider Dedicates Life to Army Profession

A retired colonel who for almost two decades has helped shape the Army’s doctrine about professional ethics and morality is being lauded for his work …

Are You a Strategic Genius?: Not Likely, Given Army's System for Selecting, Educating Leaders

As we exit from our second war in this new century, many in authority sense something is missing in American strategic generalship. Wars in Iraq and …

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'Reading the News': When Cooties Were Real

Today, most of us think of cooties as those imaginary germs kids are afraid they’ll get if they go anywhere near a member of the opposite sex. But …

Energy for the Mission and Sometimes, More

The first time I opened an MRE, I was 9 years old. My neighbor, a former Marine, had bought a box of them from the surplus store for a hunting trip …

So Our Grandchildren Don’t Have to Fight

Few doubt that we are failing in our post-9/11 wars. We have accomplished neither the strategic objectives set forth by the George W. Bush …

A Primer on Generals and Admirals and Politics

The question of what roles the retired military leaders of the nation should be expected or allowed to fill, or prohibited from filling, is again a …

Army Fuel Bills Dramatically Dropping

The sharp decline in overseas deployments has resulted in a dramatic drop in Army fuel costs, a new congressional report shows.<p>In fiscal year 2012, …

Army is Rewarding Great Ideas

If you’ve been impressed by an innovation that hit the field during the more recent fiscal year and proved to be a boon to unit or individual …

Social Media Can Be Important Tool for Young Leaders

Social media has the potential to be an important tool for the professional military, not just a propaganda tool for terrorists, according to a group …

Army Reservist Uses Miss USA Title to Draw Attention to PTSD

The first military woman to ever be crowned Miss USA is using her new platform to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder among service …

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Could Give Decisive Edge

Figuring out how to make autonomous unmanned aircraft systems increasingly available to small platoon- and squad-level tactical units could provide …

Brookings Analyst Says Stop Cutting Army

A Brookings Institution defense and foreign policy expert says the Army needs to stop reducing active-duty troop strength so the service is sized to …

U.S. Army Europe/Seventh Army: Complex Continent Sees Unprecedented Changes

U.S. Army Europe is America’s land power that is an ocean closer to every major security challenge America faces except the Pacific. The European …

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command: ‘Army’s Architect’ Adapts for Current and Future Success

Few things are more challenging for the Army than being ready to fight today while simultaneously preparing for an unpredictable, constantly changing …

U.S. Army Forces Command: Efforts Still Expanding to Meet Land Force Needs

The U.S. Army Forces Command anticipates new opportunities this year to improve unit readiness; master warfighting fundamentals; strengthen leader …

Sergeant Major of the Army: Cohesive Teams Will Thrive in Ambiguity

The 39th Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley has called readiness “our No. 1 priority, and there is no other No. 1.” As the world becomes …

Chief of Staff of the Army: Changing Nature of War Won't Change Our Purpose

One year ago in these pages, I published my first status report as Army chief of staff. In it, I outlined my three priorities: Readiness, future …

Secretary of the Army: America’s Diversity Is Our Army’s Strength

Since I was confirmed as Army secretary in May, I’ve tried to get out of the Pentagon and see America’s Army through the eyes of soldiers doing what …

‘Green Book’: Milley, Fanning Report on Status of Force

In the 2016-17 special <i>Green Book</i> edition of <i>ARMY</i> magazine, the Army’s top general says the force has made “real progress” improving readiness in the …

Military Bloggers Will Talk Leadership at AUSA 2016

There is nothing new about the presence of prominent military bloggers at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition. But what …

Defense Secretary Talks About Public Indifference

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told troops in North Dakota that being ignored by the public can be a good thing for the military.<p>“I realize it feels at …

Military Only One Part of ISIL Fight

An Army counterterrorism expert told a congressional committee that the military has been and will continue to be part of U.S. efforts to combat the …

Wounded Survival Rate Soaring

Several initiatives are combining to push the survival rate for wounded U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan to levels never before seen in the …

Army Medicine Called Best in the World

In an era of shrinking budgets and increasing threats, Army Medicine remains the “best expeditionary health force in the world,” Undersecretary of …

Weapons’ Modernization a Balancing Act

The weapons’ modernization balancing act required to take care of immediate tactical needs while also preparing for the future will be the topic of …

National Guard Cyber Strengths Need More Visibility

The Army National Guard has developed some significant capabilities that could be quite useful to civil authorities in a regional or national …