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Thoughts on Leader Self-Development: Do Better

I did not take ownership of my professional development and deliberately commit toward self-development until almost four years into my military career. But even when I did start with habits like developmental reading, choices such as my book selection and approach were not intentional; my efforts were scattered and random. And it was still years after starting until I discovered personal book favorites that had major impacts on my life and leadership. I have spent years since then repeatedly saying, “I wish I read (or knew about) this years ago before I was a platoon leader or company commander.” Visit

Posted June 3, 2020

On the Path to Intellectual Overmatch

By Adam Oler

Two brand-new Joint Chiefs of Staff publications have rekindled the often-impassioned debate at the nation’s war colleges over the future of joint professional military education. On May 1, the Joint Chiefs issued their vision and guidance statement entitled Developing Today’s Joint Officers for Tomorrow’s Ways of War: The Joint Chiefs of Staff Vision and Guidance for Professional Military Education & Talent Management. Two weeks later came the publication of the latest Officer Professional Military Education Policy. Visit

Posted June 3, 2020

After Mistakes in Iraq and Afghanistan, Marines Create New Learning Doctrine

By Gina Harkins

If military leaders had properly studied the situation in Afghanistan and Iraq upfront, the wars might have been more successful, said a Marine two-star general who oversees the service's training and education command. Visit

Posted June 1, 2020

Professional Military Education Needs More Creativity, Not More History

By Adam Lowther and Brook Mitchell

On an official visit to the People’s Liberation Army’s National University of Defense Technology in Changsha, China, a colleague from the Air Force Research Institute and I were talking with a group of senior Chinese officers. They began to tell us that they devoured the Chinese-language edition of Air and Space Power Journal that we sent them. Visit

Posted June 1, 2020

Soldier hailed a ‘hero’ for stopping active shooter

By John Richmeier

“I feel as if most people in my situation would have done the same thing,” he said. But others are calling Royer a hero. He is credited with stopping an active shooter Wednesday on the Centennial Bridge in Leavenworth. Visit

Posted June 1, 2020

From Captain Queeg to Winston Churchill: Lessons in Leading Up

By Andrew Milburn

Most people who have served in uniform have worked for a poor leader. Yet, while we train extensively on how to lead those below us, nothing in our formal professional education prepares us to lead an errant boss in the right direction. Visit

Posted June 1, 2020

In shadow of uncertainty, Fort Leavenworth hosts Memorial Day

By Nathan Vickers

Fort Leavenworth had to make a few changes this year, but they still paused to reflect on those lost. Military families came to the fort to honor their loved ones and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. "It's special to think of them on this day and think of those families still dealing with losses," Chief of Staff Col. Tom Bolen said. "The purpose of Memorial Day is to help people remember fallen soldiers." Visit

Posted May 26, 2020

Veterans explore educational options for post-military careers

By Valerie Sweeten

Being prepared for life as a veteran is looking forward to the future. Getting the educational tools veterans need to find employment in the career of their choice is a possibility with online schooling, financial aid and counseling services. Holly Morrison, San Jacinto College Veterans Services Manager, said leaving active duty and assimilating back into civilian life can be an overwhelming task, especially when veterans begin exploring their educational options for post-military careers. Visit

Posted May 26, 2020

Siempre Listos -- WHINSEC Forging New Pathways During COVID-19

By WHINSEC Communications Outreach Directorate

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to adapt to a new construct. From online distance learning, virtual recognition ceremonies, and now hosting teleconferencing events, WHINSEC has leaned forward forging new pathways in a virtual world. Following the Institute's motto, Siempre Listos (Always Ready), a Law Enforcement working group lead by Panamanian National Police Commissioner Cenen Castillo, WHINSEC Law Enforcement Deputy-Commandant hosted virtual meetings with Police Attachés of Latin America, Agregados Policiales de América Latina (APALA), on April 21 & 28, 2020. The themes of the virtual gatherings were "Policing in the COVID19 Environment" and "Transnational Threats in the Context of COVID19," respectively. Visit

Posted May 26, 2020

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