Tag: Training

by Dr. Michelle A. Miller, Mr. James Pennington, and Mr. Billy D. Miller, Jr. As part of the Army University, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) is constantly learning and evolving. This evolution of change is vital to the mission of the college in educating, training and developing leaders in a learner-centric […]

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Soldiers from the West Virginia Army National Guard and the West Virginia Swift Water Rescue Team recently completed necessary training and certification through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). From June 10-13, the National Guard soldiers and the water rescue team members took part in training to identify as a FEMA Type 1 swift water/flood […]

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Featured article: Train with the Brain in Mind: Neuroscience Education as a Force Multiplier by Michael J. Cheatham Ever-increasing lethality and superior technology epitomize the American way of war. However, despite continued investments in technological innovations, military equipment alone has rarely sufficed to ensure victory. Indeed, war is an affair with humans, not hardware. Until recently, […]

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Featured article: Killing Kids: An Interagency Problem by John R. Bennett, Nicholas J. Hitt and Eric A. Swett A call crackled over the radio and broke the silence of a quiet morning in Iraq in 2003. With panic in his voice, a young American Soldier stammered, “There is a child pointing a gun at us […]

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Featured article: Developing a Culture of Questioning or Don’t Tell, Do Ask by Ted Thomas and James Thomas A couple of decades ago, a young basic trainee at Fort Dix, NJ, was carrying a bucket of white paint and accidentally dropped it, causing a sizable splotch in the middle of a road. Fearful of the reaction […]

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Featured article: The Applications of Military Simulations in an Interagency Context by James Gilmore The use of simulation has been a long-standing tradition throughout military history. Planning every minute detail of an important operation is something that comes naturally and has subsequently been honed over the course of repeated use. Only recently has the Army’s […]

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Featured article: The Impact of Worldviews on Training and Education in Iraq and Afghanistan by Ted A. Thomas and Seth George As a civil engineer working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1986, I was assigned as the project engineer for building an F-16 airbase in Beni Suef, Egypt. The airbase was in the final […]

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In July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report assessing the effectiveness of emergency communications after the implementation of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA). The PKEMRA was enacted to improve the federal government’s preparation for and response to disasters, including emergency communications. GAO-16-681 examines federal efforts to implement PKEMRA emergency communications […]

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This week a select group of civilians was invited to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), an event that has occurred fairly regularly since 1948, where they visited the Pentagon and other military bases to learn first hand from the troops and leaders of the armed services. The week-long conference includes 40 participants […]

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has updated its procedures on intelligence activities. The updated manual governs “how DoD intelligence elements will conduct activities supporting their missions while safeguarding legal rights and protections guaranteed by the Constitution to all U.S. persons,” said DoD senior intelligence oversight official Michael Mahar. Changes to DoD Manual 5240.01, “Procedures Governing the Conduct […]

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