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Senior Officer Talent Management: Fostering Institutional Adaptability By Michael J. Colarusso et al.
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Since 1983, the mission of the U.S. Army Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis (OEMA) has been to provide a sound basis for policy and planning for the Army of the future. Founded by General... More > Maxwell Thurman, this Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) asset is nested within the U.S. Military Academy’s Department of Social Sciences. The intellectual freedom and community-of-practice provided by this academic setting promotes out-of-the-box thinking, allowing OEMA analysts to devise solutions to strategic challenges facing not just the Army and the Department of Defense (DoD), but other government agencies as well. In the last 4 years, OEMA has devoted a significant amount of its research to officer “talent management,” systematic planning for the right number and type of officers to meet the Army’s needs at all levels and at all times so that the majority of them are employed optimally. Despite a commissioned officer focus, many of OEMA’s talent management principles generalize to any labor force...< Less
Towards a U.S. Army Officer Corps Strategy for Success: Employing Talent (Officer Corps Strategy Series) (Enlarged Edition) By Strategic Studies Institute et al.
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Efficient talent employment is at the core of the Army Officer Human Capital Model. However, the Army’s current employment paradigm is unequal to the needs of a professional, volunteer Army... More > facing the twin challenges of a competitive labor market and an increasingly complex global operating environment. It unduly prioritizes "fairness" when making assignments, has a narrowly defined pathway to senior leadership ranks, cannot see the talent it possesses, and suffers from severe principal-agent problems. Optimal employment theories, information age tools, and well-regulated market mechanisms can help the Army match individual officer talents against specific work requirements, reducing risk and achieving the depth and breadth of talent it needs, both now and in the future.< Less
Carry on Regardless: An Officer's Story By Kevin Mulligan
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Formed in 1905, the Rand Light Infantry has carved a name for itself as one of South Africa’s most famous regiments, earning the six battle honours emblazoned upon the Regimental Colour through... More > outstanding service in two World Wars. Kevin Mulligan joined the RLI as a young captain in 1978. In 1983 he became the Commanding Officer and at 31 was the youngest colonel ever to have been appointed in the Regiment. Kevin commanded the RLI throughout the difficult years of the Bush War in South West Africa/Angola, retiring in 1990 at age 36 to play a role in helping to shape the future of the citizen soldier and the traditional regiments in the new political order. This book gives a remarkable glimpse into those times from the perspective of a dedicated senior office of the Citizen Force.< Less
The American Military Advisor: Dealing With Senior Foreign Officials In The Islamic World By Strategic Studies Institute, Michael J. Metrinko, Peacekeeping And Stability Operations Institute
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This publication is the first in a new series, entitled PKSOI Papers, being published by the Strategic Studies Institute and the U.S. Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.... More > This paper will be followed on a periodic basis with publications focused on peacekeeping and stability operations. Future papers will include scholarly articles on issues of interest to civilian and military practitioners from the international community, U.S. Government, and nongovernmental organizations. Our intent is to maintain the focus at the strategic and interagency level in an effort to inform individuals responsible for establishing policy as well as senior level practitioners of stability operations. This introductory paper concerns the role of the American military advisor. Military officers have frequently been called upon to serve as advisors to foreign officials and to play seminal roles in the political and development realms overseas. Lawrence of Arabia’s work with Arabs...< Less
Son of a Gun - The Life and Times of a Lifer Brat By MACS(SW) Chet Beates
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“Born on the mess decks and under the gun, my daddy was a Gunner and I’m a Son of a gun.” Son of a gun Meaning a rogue or scamp - "you are naughty, you old son of a gun".... More > Also used, although this is uncommon outside the USA, as a euphemism for 'son of a bitch'. Some say that the origin is 'son of a military man'. This explanation is disputed but, correct or not, the phrase is no longer used to convey that meaning. Let there be no doubt in your collective military minds that first of all I am a God fearing man and I tell the truth as I see it! The difference between a Fairy Tale and a good Sea Story is this: A Fairy Tale begins, “Once upon a time … “ and a Sea Story Begins, “Now this ain’t no shit … “ Well now, this book “Ain’t no shit … “ and he who tells a bigger tale will have to tell a lie!” And thereby hangs a tale.”< Less
Where Amaranths Bloom By Reynold Spector
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In 1968 during the height of the Vietnam War, our hero, Dr. Reginald Houghton, a wealthy confident Harvard Yale trained physician with two years of internal medicine residency, was assigned by the US... More > Army as a Senior Medical Advisor to the Korean Army. Upon arrival in Korea, he quickly grasped the contradictory tenets of neo-Confucian Korean versus American laws and customs; in a jam what do you do? Follow American or Korean laws or culture? Unlike most U.S. garrison soldiers Captain Houghton decided to have a “positive” experience beyond alcohol, drugs and “business ladies.” The novel recounts his sometimes shocking, often humorous adventures with the Korean language, Korean karate, Korean officers, indigent patients, priceless jadeite carvings, and various ladies.< Less
Where Amaranths Bloom By Reynold Spector
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In 1968 during the height of the Vietnam War, our hero, Dr. Reginald Houghton, a wealthy confident Harvard Yale trained physician with two years of internal medicine residency, was assigned by the US... More > Army as a Senior Medical Advisor to the Korean Army. Upon arrival in Korea, he quickly grasped the contradictory tenets of neo-Confucian Korean versus American laws and customs; in a jam what do you do? Follow American or Korean laws or culture? Unlike most U.S. garrison soldiers Captain Houghton decided to have a “positive” experience beyond alcohol, drugs and “business ladies.” The novel recounts his sometimes shocking, often humorous adventures with the Korean language, Korean karate, Korean officers, indigent patients, priceless jadeite carvings, and various ladies.< Less
Last Snow of Winter By John Howlett
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“Your wife’s been captured – and, I’m afraid, tortured.” The senior officer across the desk looked up: “She was heard to scream. We don’t know for how... More > long.” The officer stood up: “I’m very sorry,” he said and shook Harry’s hand... Harry Cardwell’s wife Annie is in the hands of the OVRA, Italian secret police; his youngest son waits alone and vulnerable in Basel, his oldest son is trying to track down Harold Macmillan somewhere in North Africa: one family, like so many in war, scattered across the world and variously in peril... Between them they live the invasion of Sicily and Italy: with the 8th and 5th Armies and the foot-soldiers’ slog; with the PoWs and the partisan war; with the desperate heroism everywhere, military and civilian; with the tragic consequences of mistake or betrayal. And all of them all the time inside that endless roulette-wheel of injury, death or survival, most especially at the very end when victory and peace seem within grasp.< Less
Last Snow Of Winter By John Howlett
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“Your wife’s been captured – and, I’m afraid, tortured.” The senior officer across the desk looked up: “She was heard to scream. We don’t know for how... More > long.” The officer stood up: “I’m very sorry,” he said and shook Harry’s hand... Harry Cardwell’s wife Annie is in the hands of the OVRA, Italian secret police; his youngest son waits alone and vulnerable in Basel, his oldest son is trying to track down Harold Macmillan somewhere in North Africa: one family, like so many in war, scattered across the world and variously in peril... Between them they live the invasion of Sicily and Italy: with the 8th and 5th Armies and the foot-soldiers’ slog; with the PoWs and the partisan war; with the desperate heroism everywhere, military and civilian; with the tragic consequences of mistake or betrayal. And all of them all the time inside that endless roulette-wheel of injury, death or survival, most especially at the very end when victory and peace seem within grasp.< Less
Undersee Sud By James Phillips
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A fictional story of how The Fuhrer and senior Nazis escaping from War torn Third Reich to Argentina by submarine from Norway. A poor teacher's son joins the German Army for an education and... More > becomes a gunnery officer. He joins the newly created air force The Luftwaffe at it's inception and becomes an iron-cross ace in The Condor Legion in Spain. As war starts with Britain he is posted to be the "aide-de-camp" to a senior General in Army Headquarters. He is drafted to visit Auchswitz to recruit whores for the senior officers brothels, and falls in love with a Jewish girl. He smuggles her out of Auchswitz as a whore, but hides her in his apartment in Berlin. As the war ends he is ordered to organise the escape of the Fuhrer and senior Nazis from Germany to Argentina. Israeli Intelligence sets his wife up to assassinate The Fuhrer, but she accidentally shoots her husband. The Fuhrer eventually dies in his open prison in the Andes.< Less

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