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#162 Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

  • Dr. Spencer Johnson
  • May 24, 2018
  • Demand Reduction

Deputy Director MG Robert “Bo” Dyess’ Comments:


One of our most important duties is to think clearly about the future armed conflict and the changing character of warfare. Our vision of the future and how we anticipate the character of warfare provides the catalyst for changing our Army. Because accelerating technological change is outpacing our modernization systems and institutions’ ability to develop and field capabilities, our Army – the strength of our Nation – must ensure that it can develop capabilities much faster than in the past. In short, our Army must change to ensure it remains capable of providing foundational capabilities to the Joint Force. The decisions have been made, our Army will change. Army Futures Command [View Full...]

#161 Demand Reduction

  • Captain Daniel G. Grassi | FRONTLINE Interview | ARCIC
  • February 21, 2018
  • Demand Reduction

Acting Director MG Robert “Bo” Dyess’ Comments:

“You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.”

General Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Logistic considerations belong not only in the highest echelons of military planning during the process of preparation for war and for specific wartime operations, but may well become the controlling element with relation to timing and successful operation.”

Vice Admiral Oscar C. Badger, USN

“Gentlemen, the officer who doesn’t know his communications and supply as well as [View Full...]

#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...]