U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Dana Beesley

Editor's Note: The headline of this article has been changed to more accurately reflect the author's viewpoint.

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U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Micky M. Bazaldua

The Army will soon overhaul its Basic Combat Training course in an effort to produce fitter, more disciplined and better motivated new soldiers, the general in charge of entrance training said Friday.

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Photo by U.S. Army

Recently, a syndicated Task & Purpose article on Army leadership received some buzz, partly because of its eye-catching title and partly because many agreed with its thesis. The author’s main point is that the Army focuses too narrowly on unimportant details as a way to lead instead of taking in the broader character of the soldier in order to lead him. Under the pseudonym CombatCavScout, the author writes:

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Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Combat CombatCavScout’s personal blog.

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