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.
Then- Lt. Gen. James Mattis, the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, speaks to Marines with Marine Wing Support Group 27, May 6, 2007.
We Asked Gen Mattis About Why Civilians Don’t Understand War
Marine Gen. James Mattis and Kori Schake, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, on the risks posed by a broadening civil-military divide.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Robert Oregon, 52nd Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School commandant, left, gives ALS students a pep talk before a volleyball game at the Eifel Powerhouse on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 17, 2016.
Why NCOs Can And Should Be Innovators
In today’s military, “leadership” at all levels should mean innovating.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Jones teaches Marines about the Outpatient Crisis Prevention Program during the Warrior Tournament at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 25, 2015.
Cramming More Training In Won’t Stop Suicides, Substance Abuse, Or Sexual Assault
This isn’t a call for a 24-hour stand down. It’s a call to stop everything and address these issues substantively.
I’m A Veteran. Here’s Why I’m Voting For Gary Johnson
We asked readers to tell us why you’re voting for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. Here’s what you said.
President Barack Obama attends the U.S. Military Academy commencement address at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., May 22, 2010.
Military Officers Have A Wishlist For The Next President
Military officers vote for strong leaders with integrity, and the ability to stay calm under fire.
A U.S. Army Soldier maneuvers a Talon Robot, designed to defeat improvised explosive devices, into position to gently picking up a baseball during Counter-IED training at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Oct. 15, 2013.
What Major League Baseball Can Teach Us About Recruiting And Keeping Good Troops
Talent management in Major League Baseball offers lessons on recognizing, rewarding, and recruiting personnel.
A U.S. Army paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team fires his M4 carbine at insurgents during a firefight June 30, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.  The vehicle he is using for cover is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle.
General Robert Scales On The Steep Price Paid By America’s Infantry
Retired Maj. Gen. Robert Scales talks about what happens when we don’t prioritize the needs of the infantry.