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#160 How the Horrific 1918 Flu Spread Across America

  • Mr. John M. Barry
  • November 2017
  • How the Horrific 1918 Flu Spread Across America

Acting Director MG Robert “Bo” Dyess’ Comments:


One hundred years ago this week, an Army cook at Camp Funston, Kansas, reported to sick call with symptoms of influenza. Within three weeks 1,100 Soldiers had been hospitalized, 237 developed pneumonia, and 38 died. While tragic, Soldiers dying of disease was common enough and the death of 38 Soldiers on the Kansas prairie did not merit notice in the fourth year of the Great War. History would show that these Soldiers were the first to be felled by a deadly strain of influenza; one which would increase in lethality over the next year. Spread by men on their way to Europe, and by those returning home from camp on liberty, the flu virus mutated, became far more lethal, and withi [View Full...]

#159 From Talent Management To Talent Optimization

  • William A. Schiemann, Ph.D.
  • April 2014
  • From Talent Management To Talent Optimization

Acting Director MG Robert “Bo” Dyess’ Comments:

“We will do what it takes to build an agile, adaptive Army of the future. We need to listen and learn— first from the Army itself, from other services, from our interagency partners, but also from the private sector, and even from our critics. Developing a lethal, professional and technically competent force requires an openness to new ideas and new ways of doing things in an increasingly complex world. We will change and adapt.”

- GEN Mark A. Milley, “39th CSA, Initial Message to the Army”


The U.S. Army Talent Management Strategy (ATMS) defines “talent” as the unique inte [View Full...]

#158 Tet Offensive from Karnow's "Vietnam - a History"

  • Mr. Stanley Karnow
  • February 2, 2018
  • Vietnam - a History


Fifty years ago this week, Americans turned on their evening television news to watch the Army in Vietnam seemingly caught off-guard by an enemy offensive of unprecedented size and scale. Striking during the lunar holiday of Tet, and breaking their own cease-fire agreement, a combined seventy-thousand Communist fighters from the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army attacked over a hundred cities and towns near-simultaneously, ranging from the ancient city of Hue to the American embassy in Saigon. In the months before the Tet Offensive, both sides misread the other’s intentions and resolve, and both sides saw the battlefield as they wanted to see it. As we develop the concepts and capabilities that will be the foundation for our Army in the future, [View Full...]