The Straus Military Reform Project is sponsoring a briefing next week on a new publication just now being released.
Major Donald E. Vandergriff (US Army Retired) is the author of over 50 articles and two books on military personnel and leadership. His newest work is Raising the Bar: Creating and Nurturing Adaptability to Deal with the Changing Face of War. He addresses fundamental reasons why America’s military leadership has failed to adapt quickly and effectively to unfolding events in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he describes what actions are needed to produce an officer corps that can cope effectively with the form of warfare we face today (“4th Generation Warfare”).
Vandergriff will summarize his work in a 20 minute on-the-record briefing. I hope you can attend. Please let me know if you plan to.
When: Thursday, January 11 at 10:00 AM
Where: The Carnegie Building, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW (2 blocks from the DuPont Circle [south] Metro stop) in the Choate Room on the first floor.
Copies of Vandergriff’s new publication, “Raising the Bar,” will be provided at attending the briefing.
I wish I could attend. Or perhaps Sarge could go, even though he doesn't want to be a commissioned officer. But he will be in Richmond. Are you going to St. Joseph's? You should drop by and try to meet up with the Dorans. Seriously. I can even get their contact info from Br. Boniface if you would like.