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Articles from Vol. 52, No. 9, September

AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: Actus Lend Lease (Actus)
Corporate Structure: CEO: Peter Koziol. Number of employees: 100. Corporate Headquarters: Napa, Calif. Web site: www. lendleaseactus.com. Actus Lend Lease (Actus) and its predecessor, Actus Corporation, have been exclusively dedicated for 20 years to...
Challenges of Urban Warfare as We Transform
A couple of years ago I was on a helicopter flight from Yongsan, Korea to Osan Air Force Base, in effect flying over wall-to-wall "Legoland," along a wide and long corridor of highly complex urban terrain. I later shared some impressions from this experience...
Compelling Biography of Ridgway Is a Great Tribute to His Leadership
Matthew B. Ridgway: Soldier, Statesman, Scholar, Citizen. George C. Mitchell. Stackpole Books. 231 pages; photographs; appendix; notes; index; $15.95. By Michael D. Hull One cold day during the Korean War, Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, commander of the U.S....
Eurosatory 2002
Eurosatory 2002, one of the world's largest defense expositions, held in Paris in June, was a great success. AUSA organized the U.S. Pavilion, the largest national indoor pavilion at the show, which was in a new locale this year, an exposition center...
Fascinating but Flawed Examination of the Officer Personnel System
The Path to Victory: America's Army and the Revolution in Human Affairs. Donald E. Vandergriff. Presidio Press. 356 pages; index; notes; $34.95. That the Army was an organization "designed by geniuses to be run by idiots" was a commonplace among my soldiers...
FMTV A1 Program Update
With nearly 15,000 vehicles already delivered to the U.S. Army to date, the family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) is becoming a ubiquitous presence in Army operations across the conflict spectrum. As these pages go to press, two Army contractors...
FOB Connor-On the Dark Side of Bosnia
THE U.S. ARMY IN THE BALKANS FORWARD OPERATING BASE (FOB) CONNOR, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, WITH SOLDIERS OF THE 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION (LIGHT)-"This is the most forward-deployed company in the United States Army," boasted Capt. Mark Huntanar, commander of...
Forgotten Fronts, Forgotten Heroes
THE U.S. ARMY IN THE BALKANS THE BALKANS, WITH SOLDIERS OF THE 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION (LIGHT) IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA AND SOLDIERS OF THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION (MECHANIZED) IN KOSOVO - "Bosnia looks fairly peaceful now," CWO 3 Cody Sharp said over the...
Keeping Watch on Kosovo
CAMP ROCK, CAMP THUNDER, AND OBSERVATION POST POWER, KOSOVO, WITH SOLDIERS OF THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION (MECHANIZED)-Camp Rock is perched on the Kosovo side of the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, known as FYROM (pronounced fie-rom)...
Leadership in Battle: The Siege at Chipyong-Ni
Leadership in Battle: At the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, junior field grade officers receive instruction aimed at helping them make an important transition. This transition is from the mostly direct leadership role they enjoyed as platoon...
Letters
ARMY Magazine welcomes letters to the editor. Short letters are more likely to be published, and all letters may be edited for reasons of style, accuracy or space limitations. Letters should be typewritten and double-spaced. All letters must include...
Medal of Honor Citations
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, X Corps Artillery, while attached to the 52nd Transportation Truck Battalion. Place and date: Near Chosin Reservoir, Korea, 29 November to 10 December 1950. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Born:...
On the Frontlines: America's Hispanics in America's Wars
In every war and on every battlefield, Americans from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America have risked their lives in defense of the United States. Although they served in the ranks of America's military during the Revolutionary...
President Visits Fort Drum
The Army continues to work to make Afghanistan a safer country while making it more difficult for the remnants of the Taliban and al Qaeda to regroup and rearm. In the Philippines, the Army has departed but is preparing to return to continue to assist...
Rapid Guardian-Testing the Big Stick
THE U.S. ARMY IN THE BALKANS As the number of NATO troops in the Balkans dwindles, the need to have the ability to reinforce them quickly becomes increasingly important. Just because Bosnia and Kosovo are quiet today does not mean that they cannot flare...
September 11
It is hard to believe that a full year has passed since the world watched the series of disasters unfold at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in rural Pennsylvania. The United States was attacked-an act of war as much as it was an act of craven...
Sergeants' Time
NAMED AREA OF INTEREST 102, KOSOVO, ON STATION WITH SOLDIERS OF THE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION (MECHANIZED)-SSgt. Raymond Matticks, an artillery section leader in Battery C, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, first saw Kosovo in the summer of 1999 as a member...
The Army in the War against Terror
The Army continues to work to make Afghanistan a safer country while making it more difficult for the remnants of the Taliban and al Qaeda to regroup and rearm. In the Philippines, the Army has departed but is preparing to return to continue to assist...
The Korean War at 50
September 1952 1 A total of 144 planes from three aircraft carriers destroy the North Korean oil refinery at Aoji. 5 U.S. Marines on Bunker Hill (Hill 122) are shelled and assaulted by the Chinese Peoples Volunteer Army (CPVA). The Marines hold their...
The Pace of Army Transformation and Its Continuing Relevance
The exchange between Maj. Gen. Edward B. Atkeson, U.S. Army retired, and Maj. Bob Krumm that appeared in ARMY Magazine in February and May is entertaining but not as enlightening as it should be. There are a number of reasons for this, but the basic...
Training-Keeping the Peace While Preparing for War
THE U.S. ARMY IN THE BALKANS Senior commanders agree that duty in Bosnia and Kosovo sharpens leadership skills, especially at the team, squad and platoon levels. Commanders also say a six-month rotation with the Stabilization Force (SFOR) or Kosovo Force...
Varied Fare
Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected "Portraits of Grief" from The New York Times. Foreword by Howell Raines. Introduction by Jenny Scott. Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, LLC. 558 pages; hardcover; black and white photographs; $30. After the initial...
West Point in the Making of America, 1802-1918
On October 19, 2002, a date carefully chosen to coincide with the AUSA Annual Meeting in Washington, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will open an unprecedented exhibition-the largest exhibit they have ever done on a service academy...
What to Hope For
The American public, that portion that reads newspapers and listens to talking heads, is being inundated with "plans for attacking Iraq." A large collection of columnists, commentators, retired colonels and generals and just plain reporters, each with,...
Woman to Command ADA Brigade
Woman to Command ADA Brigade. Col. Heidi V. Brown became the first woman to take charge of an Air Defense Artillery (ADA) brigade when she took over command of the 31st ADA from Col. Charles A. Anderson on July 12. Col. Brown had previously commanded...