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From the Commandant’s Desk
Part II Intelligent Warfare
Our NCOs bring a lot of energy and talent to the warfighter, and as officers and leaders we owe it to them to provide the developmental opportunities they require and deserve. The goal of the Field Artillery branch is to grow an FA expert who is technically, tactically and morally prepared to lead Soldiers in combat... More »
From the CSM’s Desk
Precision
The Field Artillery has a long history of advocating accuracy. It is inherent in everything we do for good reason – lives literally depend on our precision. Advances in equipment and munitions, while providing unprecedented capabilities, have unfortunately equated precision to technology. These advances however, should not lead us to abdicate our responsibility to ensure we are doing everything we can to provide timely, accurate and effective fires each and every time... More »
Security Force Assistance Brigade
What skills can Field Artillerymen bring to the new SFAB?
For the past decade, Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) have handled all advise and assist missions, either directly assisting Afghan or Iraqi personnel, or supporting those who are. (Boot, 2017) This has been problematic, as these types of missions have taken resources and personal away from the BCT, whose primary mission is to support the warfighter... More »
Book Review: We Were Soldiers Once…and Young
In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces... More »