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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 5, May

AUSA Sustaining Member Profile: NITV Federal Services, LLC
Corporate Structure: Founded: 1988. Location: West Palm Beach, Fla. CEO: Dr. Charles Humble. Executive Director: David Hughes (Capt., West Palm Beach Police Department retired). Federal Services Director: James A. Kane (CW5, U.S. Army retired). Web site:...
FIRST, the End State
On the night before relinquishing command of Multi-National Division North-Central in Iraq, Maj. Gen John R. Batiste, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), stepped onto the columned portico of a Saddam Hussein-regime mansion that...
Fort Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad
In 1977, George J. Weiss Jr. was a member of the Fourth District Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Minesota. When a good friend who had served in the U.S. Air Force died, the Mendota VFW Post asked Weiss to organize a rifle squad for the veteran's funeral....
From Cheyenne to Comanche
The consignment of Comanche to the Boot Hill of Army research and development (R&D) projects was another sad ending to an Army program that had once seemed so necessary and so promising. In the end, it joined a plethora of false starts, abandoned...
Iraq President and Prime Minister Named
Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani became the new president of Iraq on April 7 when he took the oath of office in Baghdad, pledging to create a government that represented Iraq's diverse population. His first official act was to nominate Sunni Muslim Ibrahim...
Letters
The Military and the Media* I am a longtime fan of the commentary of Gen. Frederick Kroesen, and as I write, have a book of his collected writings sitting on my bookshelf. But even Babe Ruth struck out sometimes. Likewise, Gen. Kroesen whiffed badly...
Logistics Facts
13th Corps Support Command selected accomplishments during one year in Iraq:* Maintained in-transit visibility on more than 500,000 truck movements* Conducted 62,000 convoys (750,000 vehicles)* Made an average of 200 convoys a day (2,300 vehicles)* Drove...
Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems Application to Logistics
The U.S. Army must explore technological innovations to maximize overall war fighting effectiveness as it transforms from the Current Force to the Future Force and achieves joint and expeditionary capabilities. The Joint Requirements Oversight Council-approved...
Military Art and Science: An Academic Discipline
Almost three decades ago Professor Samuel Huntington published his landmark treatise, The Soldier and the State: The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations. In the five hundred (plus) pages, he argued strongly for recognition of the military...
Reflexive-Fire Training-Taking Marksmanship to a New Level
Every Soldier in our Army must be able to close with and destroy the enemy. If we aren't able to hit what we shoot at under all conditions in combat, we will not be successful, and we will sustain casualties.During the last few years, leaders across...
Revisionist Examination of Motivation for America's Wars
Revisionist Examination of Motivation for America's Wars The Dominion of War: Empire and Liberty in North America, 1500-2000. Fred Anderson and Andrew Cayton. Viking. 520 pages; illustrations; maps; notes; index; $27.95.In the two and one-half centuries...
Rough Terrain Container Handler
One of the lessons learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) is the critical contribution of dedicated logistics handling systems at all levels of U.S. Army organizations.The Third Infantry Division (Mechanized) OIF after action report provides an excellent...
Science, Technology and Logistics Transformation
The challenges of sustaining and maintaining a combat force on a nonlinear battlefield are significant as evidenced by Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. These combat operations have shown the absolute need to connect logisticians...
Self-Diagnosing and Reporting Vehicles Improve Army Logistics
The CLOE ProgramThe Logistics Transformation Agency (LTA) has successfully demonstrated the first prototype of an integrated system designed to use information from self-diagnosing and self-reporting vehicles to change the way the Army supports its combat...
Senate Considers Supplemental Spending Bill
The Senate Appropriations Committee passed President George W. Bush's fiscal 2005 $81.4 supplemental spending measure on April 6. Of the $81.4 billion, approximately $76.8 will go to the Department of Defense to fund continuing operations in Iraq and...
Sense-and-Respond Logistics Evolving to Predict-and-Preempt Logistics
The Army is pursuing the most comprehensive transformation of its forces since the early years of World War II, with the goal of improving Army and joint force warfighting capabilities to meet current and future full spectrum requirements.Sense-and-respond...
The Elections: Step 1, Build a New Army
When SFC Frederic Lau took over as the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry (1-4 Cavalry), liaison to the then Iraqi National Guard (ING) company stationed near Forward Operating Base MacKenzie, things were in sorry shape. The commander was lazy, and ranks were...
The Elections: Step 2, Shape the Battlefield
"We've he shouldered a mine detector and prepared for another day searching the rough date palm and orange groves that extend from the outskirts of Ad Duluyuah, Iraq, toward Forward Operating Base (FOB) MacKenzie. The FOB was home to Task Force Saber,...
The Elections: Step 3, Protect the Voting Sites
As dawn broke four days before the Iraqi elections, Humvees from 3rd Platoon (Blue Platoon), Company B, 2nd Battalion, 63rd Armor (2-63 Armor), lined up in the pond-sized puddles of Forward Operating Base Scunion's "North 40," which is a large open patch...
The Elections: Step 4, Election Day
January 30, 2005, was going to be a long day. It had already been a long week, securing the voting sites, a long couple of months, preparing the battlefield by cutting down the ranks of the anti-Iraqi forces and their arms supplies, and a long year for...
The Most Comprehensive Account of Operation Anaconda
The Most Comprehensive Account of Operation Anaconda Not A Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda. Sean Naylor. Berkley Books. 425 pages; maps; photographs; glossary; index; $25.95.Shortly after dawn on March 1, 2002, two members of...
The Reconstitution of the Usareur Fleet
Keeping U.S. Army Europe Ready for WarIn August 2004, the 94th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy) had a serious problem. The Germany-based unit recently had been notified that it would be deploying to Iraq during the upcoming winter and would be shipping...
Watching the Military Eat Its Seed Corn
Wednesday, February 23, the Washington Times reported that the Defense Department is seeking ways to curtail military officer education programs during "stress" periods to increase the pool of deployable officers.In the Army, that's already happening....