ArmyIgnitED is the new, mobile-friendly site where Soldiers
can apply for the Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program. The CA program
pays up to $4,000 per fiscal year towards courses, materials, books, exams,
and fees. To create your account today, visit www.armyignited.com. For
additional information or questions, please reach out to your local Army
New Audiobooks Available From Army Distributed Learning
The Army Distributed Learning Program’s in-house Mobile Division has prepared a fresh slate of new audiobook releases to add to the growing audio library located on U.S. Army Central Army Registry (CAR). The success and popularity of the Army Audiobook program, launched in coordination with the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD) in 2019, created an appetite for Field Manual (FM) and Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) downloads in the audio format. Newly released for download in the audio format are ADP 3-0, Operations and ADP 4-0 Sustainment. These additions to the Army’s audiobook slate on the CAR join the ADP 7-0 Training, ADP 6-22, Army Leadership and the Profession, as well as ADP 6-0 Mission Command and ADP 5-0, The Operations Process, among others.
Posted November 23, 2020
Plan like a Stoic: Prepare for Disruption
Stoicism has become a popular topic for military audiences in recent years, and for good reason. Even on this website, numerous articles and interviews have explained why it is important to think like a Roman emperor, and discussed the benefits of studying stoicism for personal progress. While introspection and personal development are paramount to most leaders, and the pursuit of the stoic virtues is laudable in itself, elements of stoic philosophy can also have practical applications that impact planning efforts and collaborative projects. The stoic practice of premedatatio malorum – the “premeditation of evils” – has value for planners and leaders of all fields.
Posted November 16, 2020
American Military History is Wrong
Glenn M. Harned
American military personnel study history as an essential component of their professional education. Military history provides the analogies by which they communicate, and the lens through which they view current military problems. Phrases such as “another Pearl Harbor” or “another Maginot Line” or “another Vietnam” convey common perceptions of the past and influence military professionals’ common thinking about the present and future.
But what if the military history they study is wrong? What if the military history they study fosters a strategic culture that is inconsistent with their strategic reality?
Posted November 13, 2020
2020 General William E. DePuy Special Topics Writing Competition Winners!
Military Review: In our NOV-DEC 2020 edition of Military Review, the 2020 General DePuy Special topics writing competition winners were published.
Posted November 5, 2020
“Our Army will hut this Winter at Valley forge”; George Washington, Decision Making, and the Councils of War (Ricardo A. Herrera, Army History Magazine, Fall 2020)
The Fall 2020 issue of Army History offers up a couple of intriguing articles, an interesting Army artifact, a look at the National Museum of the United States Army’s Medal of Honor garden, a varied selection of book reviews, and words from both the Center’s executive director and chief historian.
The first article, by Ricardo Herrera, examines George Washington’s decision to winter the Continental Army at Valley Forge. Utilizing an impressive amount of primary research, Herrera shows that cantoning anywhere for the winter, let alone at Valley Forge specifically, was not a forgone conclusion. Struggling with these decisions, Washington consulted his senior leaders. Many of these generals lobbied for numerous different locations for cantonment—all with their own drawbacks and advantages—while others instead called for a continuation of the fighting during the winter months. This article provides an in-depth look at Washington’s decision-making process and how his councils of war shaped his thinking.
Posted November 5, 2020
Georgia Southern Continuing Education Offers Credentialing Assistance to Active-duty Military
Active-duty soldiers and National Guard Reserve service members can take advantage of the certification programs offered through Georgia Southern University’s Division of Continuing Education, which is now an approved provider for the Army Credentialing Assistance (CA) program.
Together with the Federal Tuition Assistance and Army Credentialing Assistance programs, soldiers can receive up to $4,000 total per fiscal year to cover costs for eligible certifications. The CA can cover the cost of training, materials, study guides, fees, textbooks and certification exams.Visit
Posted November 4, 2020
Speaker Discusses Racial Issues in Vietnam-era Army
Racial issues in the Army during the Vietnam War was the focus of the latest Army University leader professional development session Oct. 23 in the Lewis and Clark Center’s Eisenhower Auditorium. Dr. Beth Bailey, University of Kansas history professor, focused her discussion on the institutional logic of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Posted October 30, 2020
CGSC CASO Panel discusses “Geopolitics and Great Power Competition in the Artic.” (CGSC Facebook, Oct. 28)
Posted October 29, 2020
ArmyU Recognizes Academic Promotions, Staff Group Advisors, Professional Writing
Army University recognizes its Staff and Faculty for their outstanding achievements. Presenting Academic Promotions, Staff Group Advisor recognitions, the Golden Pen Awards, and longevity awards to celebrate the many years of dedicated service. Visit
Posted October 19, 2020
Pilot DoD/VA Hearing Program Virtually Trains Technicians
According to the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, approximately 37.5 million American adults aged 18 and over report some trouble hearing. To help to improve service member and veteran access to hearing health care, the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs recently initiated a pilot program designed to train by virtual means more than 5,000 hearing technicians.
Posted October 15, 2020
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command webinar discusses Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Sarah Hauk, TRADOC Communication Directorate
One of Gen. Paul E. Funk II, U.S Army Training and [Doctrine] Command’s Commanding General’s, fundamentals is to never waste a good cup of coffee, or the opportunity for conversation that often happens over a cup of joe. The coffee was the only thing missing during the conversation between him and TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel T. Hendrex when they discussed diversity, equality and inclusion during the first virtual leader development program webinar Sept 25, 2020.
Posted October 13, 2020
Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Transitioning from Literal to Virtual Teaching at the Command and General Staff School (CGSS)
Lt. Col. Richard A. McConnell, DM, U.S. Army, Retired, Lt. Col. George Hodge, U.S. Army, Retired, Lt. Col. Thad Weist, U.S. Army, Retired
In early March 2020, instructors at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, were informed that they would have to radically adapt their teaching methodologies in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. With very short notice, the instructors found themselves locked down, working from home, and reformatting classes originally designed for face-to-face instruction into a distributive-learning (DL) mode. Although the uncertain situation presented several significant challenges, the instructors found that having to redesign classes proved to be a catalyst for positive change and advancement. In the process of improvising expedient solutions, they discovered that the experience made them better instructors; the redesign expanded their teaching capabilities, including learning skills and modalities (standard methodologies) that instructors anticipate will be used when they return to face-to-face instruction.
Posted October 13, 2020