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Thoughts on shaping the Information Age military: Hackers cannot be mass produced

The U.S. Army Signal Corps is designed according to a traditional military recruiting, training, and manning structure. A foundational assumption is that most Signal work can be performed by semi-skilled Privates, under the supervision of skilled Sergeants, and that the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), Signal Officer, and Warrant Officer plans and supervises operations from the Battalion and Brigade-level. Most Signal tasks are at “Skill Level 1” and can be satisfactorily taught to anyone during Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

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A close look at the meaning of that Air War College video: We’re all more comfortable with training than education

The Air War College comes in for a lot of grief on The Best Defense, but the truth is all the war colleges face similar challenges and they do so for similar reasons.

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Col. Brooks, about women in the Army: I don’t think you know today’s force

By Lt. William R. Cauley, U.S. Army Best Defense guest respondent I am not sure what to say about this particular article. I am a little ...

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Bergdahl’s Biggest Worry Is Rare ‘Misbehavior Before the Enemy’ Charge

A 2004 Marine Corps case shines some light on how the military justice system handles the unusual charge.

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CGSC: Despite an internal report, it is still screwed up — and may become more so

A year and a half ago a short article for Best Defense blasted the Army’s Command and General Staff College for the problems inherent in its bloated schedule. Indeed, CGSC’s own research into its officer course, as part of its Campaign Plan 2014, found that its “schedule is unpredictable, poorly synchronized, and overtaxes students while under-challenging them.”

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