Military Review English Edition September-October 2014 - Page 5

Contents September-October 2014 Volume 94 ◆ Number 5 44 The Role of Character in Effective Leadership Col. Robert Gerard, Ph.D., U.S. Army, Retired A veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars highlights the exploits of former senior Army leader Gen. Glenn K. Otis, relating the general’s personal as well as professional attributes. 50 Afghanistan Endgame Lessons from Cambodia 1973-1975 Lt. Col. Kevin D. Stringer, U.S. Army Reserve The author compares the current situation in Afghanistan with that in 1970s Cambodia and advocates continued U.S. support to ensure the survival of the Afghan regime. 57 Transformational Stories How the Weekend Safety Brief Can Be a Forum for the Professional Military Ethic Maj. Joel P. Gleason, U.S. Army The author provides an alternate approach to the standard weekend safety briefing, espousing its use as a vehicle to instill professional ethical understanding and behavior in soldiers. This article won 1st place in the MacArthur Military Leadership Writing Competition, Command and General Staff College Class 2012-02. 65 The Importance of Teaching Followership in Professional Military Education Lt. Col. Paul Berg, U.S. Army Soldiers must be good followers as well as leaders. The author posits dynamic followership can be learned through the Professional Military Education System, and effective and courageous followers can prevent senior officers from making unethical decisions through professional dissent. 72 Macro-Ethics and Tactical Decision Making Chaplain (Maj.) Robert C. Gresser, U.S. Army An Army chaplain discusses strategic-level decisionmaking processes and the ethical implications of highlevel decisions. This article won 2nd place in the MacArthur Military Leadership Writing Competition, Command and General Staff College Class 2013-01. 81 The Human Domain The Army’s Necessary Push Toward Squishiness Maj. Mark Herbert, U.S. Army The social sciences can help us understand the human side of conflict and forecast human behavioral responses to military action. The concept of the human domain may assist us in understanding a situation and prevent escalation. Left: 2nd Lt. Franklin Zambrana Gonzalez grimaces as he swings a 30-pound kettlebell, part of Ranger PT,18 June 2013, near Snow Hall, Fort Sill, Okla. (Spc. Danielle Gregory, Arizona Army National Guard PAO) Right: U.S. Army Rangers exit a cleared building after a live fire exercise on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., 23 January 2014. (Pfc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Combat Camera) MILITARY REVIEW  September-October 2014 3