LtGen Robert B. Neller

LtGen Neller is the Director of Operations, J–3, Joint Staff.

Articles by this Author

A Secret War No More THE TWIGHLIGHT WAR: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran. By David Crist. Penguin Press, 2012 ISBN 1594203415, 656 pp. $36.00 (Member $32.40)
Is there an automatic default decision? Rules of engagement, or ROE, are a part of any operation. We teach and train the force to understand them and how to apply them. Marines memorize them and can quote them verbatim. But do they "understand" how to apply them in the context of their assigned...
The author suggests a novel approach to establishing sectors of fire while in the defense. Since I have been in the Corps, Marines have been taught at entry level training a single method to delineate their sector of fire within a fighting position. This technique, the placement of aiming...
Education As I walked into the courtroom, I immediately noticed the composition of the jury that would decide my fate. It didn't look good at all. Not one field grade officer among the bunch. This would definitely be tough. I took my seat as the bailiff entered the room and announced the arrival of...
Defense Reorganization "If any group within the Corps, or any of the Services, should be given an edge at promotion time, it should be those individuals who possess the leadership and tactical expertise in warfighting skills and can lead us to victory in war."
Weapons and Equipment I've got some good news and some bad news. First the good news. The recent article on the M1A1 Main Battle Tank (MBT) by Capt Besch (MCG, Aug87) accurately portrays the awesome capabilities of this weapon. Based on the facts he presents and my own personal experience, I...