Assessing the Army Profession
Colonel Patrick Hampton, left, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, talks to members of the USASMDC/ARSTRAT workforce about the Army's Profession of Arms Campaign.  (Photo: Jason Cutshaw)  



Professor Charles Allen
Department of Command, Leadership, and Management

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.



Clearly a period of transition is ahead for the U.S. military following a reduction of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the need to respond to American and international economic conditions. This
Parameters article, by a retired officer and USAWC Professor with almost forty years total association with the Army, examines the issues from the perspective of several previous periods associated with Chiefs of Staff, Army, who assessed similar situations, established a vision and then charted a successful path to the future for the Army.

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