Military Review English Edition March-April 2016 - Page 9

105 Building a HighPerforming Unit An Army Battalion’s Leadership Journey in Preparation for Combat in Afghanistan Review Essay 120 Counterinsurgency What the United States Learned in Vietnam, Chose to Forget, and Needs to Know Today Col. Kevin A. McAninch, U.S. Army Col. Eric Walters, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired A former military intelligence battalion commander explains the unique way his unit prepared its leaders for deployment to Afghanistan by partnering with the Center for Creative Leadership to create a leader development program. The reviewer critiques a book in which the author discusses the lessons learned during the Vietnam War (but since forgotten) and how they apply to today’s counterinsurgency fight. 113 The Army Civilian Corps Professionals in the Making Col. Kim Summers, U.S. Army, Retired The author cites Army doctrine to argue that Department of the Army civilians are indeed professionals and members of the Army Profession. This article responds to a previous Military Review article that held a differing viewpoint. Book Reviews 123 Readers provide analyses of contemporary readings for the military professional. Soldiers from the 774th Engineer Company, Route Clearance Package 47, provide a security sweep through fields in the Khugyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, 19 January 2011. (Photo by Spc. Boyd Cameron, Combat Camera - Afghanistan) MILITARY REVIEW  March-April 2016 7