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Leadership
4 Ways To Manage Millennials In The Military
A retired special operations Air Force colonel explains how to get through to millennials in the military.
James Mattis is sworn in as Defense Secretary by Vice President Mike Pence.
Leadership
Read Mattis’ Rousing Memo To The DoD
After his confirmation, Defense Secretary James Mattis wrote a memo to his new department.
Naval vessels from five nations sail in parade formation for a rare photographic opportunity at sea.
Leadership
Carrying ‘A Big Stick’ Isn’t Enough — America Has To Use It
National security expert Eliot Cohen suggests that soft power isn’t always enough.
Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis listens to questions from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., about his views on women and gays serving in the military, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Leadership
LGBT Advocates Liked What They Heard From Mattis
Gen. James Mattis' stance has evolved since 2014.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies dinner  and meeting in Washington, D.C., October 4, 2012.
Leadership
Leon Panetta On Why Civilian Control Of The Military Is Important
In an exclusive interview with Task & Purpose, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains why it’s important for civilians to maintain control of the military.
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Lisa Jaster, center, became the third woman to graduate from the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger School, Oct. 16, 2015, in Fort Benning, Ga. Jaster, 37, joins just two other women, Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, left, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25, right, in gaining the coveted Ranger tab.
Leadership
10 Rules To Help Women Entering Combat Arms Succeed
The advice is garnered from the experience of women who have served in combat units in the U.S. as well as some foreign militaries.
Marine Corps Cpl. Benjamin Peagler yells out an order to his team while participating in a platoon assault drill as a part of Exercise Cold Response 16 on range U-3 in Frigard, Norway, Feb. 23, 2016.
Leadership
Real Leaders Don’t Motivate Their Troops By Being Angry
Getting angry might be emotionally satisfying, but it’s usually ineffective as a means of motivating people.
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.
Leadership
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.
Leadership
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
Leadership
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.
Leadership
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.
Leadership
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.