We are in a war with no rear areas or front lines. We have to instill the Warrior Ethos into the mobilized soldiers we train...Soldiers must have tough, realistic, hands-on, repetitive training until their response is intuitive. When soldiers get off the bus at the [mobilization] station, they must feel they have arrived in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Lt. Gen. Russell L. Honoré
Commander, First Continental U.S. Army.
The Army Hompage Professional Writing Collection
Every month, the Army Homepage brings a sampling of current professional writing to the Web at www.Army.mil. The U.S. Army Professional Writing Collection draws from a variety of professional journals that focus on relevant issues affecting The Army.
This micro-site seeks to stimulate innovative thinking about the challenges that may face tomorrow's Army. It is intended to cause reflection, increase dialogue within the Army Community, and in the best case, action by Soldiers.
Updated monthly, these articles are written by Soldiers, civilians, academics, and other subject matter experts. Links to various Army publications, Department of Defense journals and selected non-governmental defense-related publications are also provided on this site.
April's selections include:
The Asymmetric Warfare Group: Closing the Capability Gaps. In an article that first appeared in Army Magazine, Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace Jr. & Brig. Gen. Joseph L. Votel outline the vision and mission of a new Army organization, the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG). The AWG will enhance Army and joint force commanders' abilities to confront and defeat current and future asymmetric threats.
In Theater Immersion Postmobilization Training in the First Army (Military Review, Jan.-Feb. 2005), Lt. Gen. Russell L. Honoré & Col. Daniel L. Zajac discuss innovative approaches to the mobilization, training, and deployment of thousands of Reserve Component (RC) soldiers.
Read these and other engaging articles every month at www.Army.mil/professionalwriting.
The U.S. Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List is a program of independent reading designed to:
- Enhance professionalism.
- Stimulate critical thinking about the profession of soldiering and the enduring role of land power.
- Reinforce efforts to transform the Army for the twenty-first century.
Get the list online at www.Army.mil/cmh.
12-14 April Army's Eisenhower Series co-sponsors the 16th Annual Strategy Conference with the U.S. Army War College: America's Irregular Enemies: Securing Interests in an Era of Persistent Conflict. Click here to register. Open to the general public.