Military Review English Edition November-December 2015 - Page 7

Contents November-December 2015 Volume 95 ◆ Number 6 55 Balancing Air and Missile Defense to Better Support Maneuver 77 Air Force Leaders Take Note The Army is Changing Capt. Vincent R. Wiggins Jr., U.S. Army The Army prioritizes static-engagementair-and-missile-defense assets at the expense of aggressive maneuver tempo, according to this analysis. The author makes a case for incorporating nonstaticengagement-air-and-missile-defense assets such as modernized Avengers at the brigade combat team level. Lt. Col. Jason Earley, U.S. Air Force An Air Force officer discusses how planned changes in Army structure, size, and doctrine will effect the Air Force and its leaders. 85 The United States Army’s Secret to Success Capitalizing on the Human Dimension to Enhance Its Combat Capabilities 64 Countering the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Threat Maj. Jonathan Bissell, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Olvera, U.S. Army Col. Matthew T. Tedesco, U.S. Army Much of the success of the U.S. Army is attributable to effective employment of its career noncommissioned officers. Encouraging foreign nations to adopt U.S. Army techniques for developing and using an NCO corps may be an essential component for their militaries’ success. The joint force needs a systematic approach to counter unmanned aircraft systems. How can it ensure the services are adequately trained, equipped, and organized to defend against this increasing threat? Recommendations are provided. 70 Drones, Honor, and War Cora Sol Goldstein, PhD 92 An All-Volunteer Force for Long-Term Success Violence in war is often deemed acceptable, and even honorable, when direct confrontation is involved, and when opposing forces are assumed to share equivalent risks. Accordingly, some consider the use of drones in warfare as dishonorable and cowardly. Col. Michael Runey, U.S. Army Col. Charles Allen, U.S. Army, Retired Diverging military, societal, and political forces make the all-volunteer force’s viability untenable without fundamental change. The authors use an operational design approach to frame the environment, define the strategic problem, and outline solutions to issues of enlisted recruitment and retention. First Lt. Jeremy A. Woodard, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), performs a cavalry charge 11 October 2013 to conclude a combat spur ceremony at Camp Clark, Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. Justin Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO) MILITARY REVIEW  November-December 2015 5