Lieutenant Gen. James N. Mattis, Commanding General, U.S. Marine Forces Central Command and I Marine Expeditionary Force, visits with a Marine at Camp Taqaddum's Shock and Surgical Trauma Platoon facility on Sep. 13, 2006.
15 Things Mattis Taught Me About Real Leadership
Mad Dog is the wrong nickname for a man who never yells and supports his people first, last, and always.
An U.S. Army cultural support team member with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force scans the terrain while sitting in the back of a Humvee in Sarobi district, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2013.
An Infantry Master Sgt On Why Leaders Need To Embrace Gender Integration
A 26-year infantry NCO argues that military leaders at every echelon need to lead the way in terms of accepting and embracing this directive.
Marines pose with General James Mattis, Commanding General, CENTCOM, at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 8, 2011. S.K. Vemmer/Dep
Being SecDef Could Ruin Mattis’ Legacy
Though many see Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as perfect for Defense secretary, there are some downsides too.
Maj. Gen. Russell Sanborn, commanding general, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, speaks with Capt. Jeffrey Ward, commanding officer of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in the hangar bay.
General’s Experience As POW Is A Lesson For Young Marines
The Code of Conduct is a valuable lesson for dealing with many of life’s adversities.
Photo from a protest against waterboarding, on the occasion of Condoleezza Rice's visit to Iceland, by Campaign Against Military Bases.
Don’t Wait Until The Trump Administration Gives An Illegal Order To Think About How You’ll Respond
The president-elect has backed off a little, but Mike Pence says the administration won’t rule anything out.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Heather Pavlic, 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, shows Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody her dormitory April 6, 2015, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
Why Everyone Benefits When Male Leaders Mentor Women
A new book by two Naval Academy professors argues that men and women both benefit from mentoring across gender lines.
Life-like replicas of superheroes are displayed in Richard Cornwell’s office at the Alaska National Guard Central Issue Facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Cornwell is a CIF materials handler and artist who paints murals and art focusing on super heroes as a hobby.
‘Action Man’ Or ‘Planning Man’: Know Your Role At Every Level Of Command
The organization suffers when leaders forget the level at which they’re supposed to lead.
U.S. Marine Recruits with B. Co., 1st Battalion, and O. Co., 4th Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, receive a class on U.S. Marine Corps history at Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany, Ga., Oct. 7, 2016.
The Consequences Of Gender Segregation In Marine Boot Camp
The segregation of men and women at this most foundational level of indoctrination reinforces negative stereotypes about the abilities of servicewomen over their entire careers.
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).
‘Change For The Sake Of Change’ Seems To Be The Navy Secretary’s Motto
Secretary Mabus has offered dozens of solutions in search of problems during his tenure.
U.S. Army Spc. Cole Spoon, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Signal Brigade sits before the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Board during the Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) Best Warrior Competition  at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., June 12, 2014.
The ‘Up-Or-Out’ Promotion System Hurts The Military
A broken system leads to careerism and costs the military valuable people, knowledge, wisdom, and experience.
U.S. Marines from the 3rd Battalion urge infantrymen to rush across the damaged Baghdad Highway Bridge on April 7, 2003. They were moving forward under fire in the southeastern outskirts of Baghdad.
Why We Need To Stop Calling The Iraq War ‘A Mistake’
The 2016 presidential candidates have talked a lot about the Iraq War, but they’re having the wrong conversation.
I’m A Veteran. Here’s Why I Refuse To Vote In This Election
We asked readers to tell us why they don’t plan to vote in this election. Here’s what you said.
Col. Drew Dukett of Roodhouse, Ill., commander of the 108th Sustainment Brigade, promotes Staff Sgt. Christopher Anderson, of Chicago, to the rank of sergeant first class April 7 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
7 Key Tips For Overcoming Army E-7 Promotion Board Rejection
On Sept. 29, the Army will release the E-7 promotion board results. Here’s some advice for those who don’t make the cut.
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller peers out the window overlooking midtown Manhattan, New York.
This Is The Future Of The Air Force Reserve
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller was just named commander of the Air Force Reserve. This is what she wants for its future.