August 2015 Archive

Grayisms

Others follow you for what you are, because they believe in you and what you do. You look in a mirror to see how you look. You look in the faces of others to know what you are. Earlier this year, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies published a great compilation of leadership thoughts and...

The "Readiness" Challenge

There is no single word more central to the Marine Corps's identity, ethos and national purpose than ready . In the wake of the Korean War, the 82nd Congress recognized the "vital need for the existence of a strong force-in-readiness," and directed that the Marine Corps maintain itself as a force...

Reconstitution and Our Warfighting Philosophy

The challenge is to identify and adopt a concept of warfighting consistent with our understanding of the nature and theory of war and the realities of the modern battlefield. What exactly does this require? It requires a concept of warfighting that will function effectively in an uncertain, chaotic...