Magazine article Army

SoldierSpeak

Magazine article Army

SoldierSpeak

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On Defining Problems

"Beware of people who define the problem by taking the answer they want and rewording it in the form of a problem," Gen. David G. Perkins, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, said during a visit to the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas. "Define the problem you are trying to solve before you spend all night trying to solve it."

On Self-Contained Efficiency

"It's like walking into a restaurant. It's like walking into a real kitchen as opposed to a piece of military equipment," said Joe Jordan of the Food Service Equipment Team at the Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass. He was talking about a new Battlefield Kitchen that uses 20 percent less fuel while serving up to three hot meals daily to 300 soldiers. The kitchen has "a better ability to provide good meals to the soldiers," Jordan said.

On Internet Romances

"We cannot stress enough that people need to stop sending money to persons they meet on the Internet and claim to be in the U.S. military," said Chris Grey, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman. "These thieves are very good at what they do. They manipulate the emotions of their victims, and will make claims about Army regulations that the public does not know are incorrect," Grey said. 'The majority of the time, the service member is not even aware their name and photo are being used in this way."

On Disaster Assistance

"We always hope for the best but in this case, we must anticipate for the worst because of the large-scale impact this event could have on our state after the rains stop and creeks and rivers continue to overflow from runoff," said Maj. …

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