Strengthening the intellectual foundation for our profession of arms.
January 2nd, 2016 by Clare O'Neill
Chat with Matthew Cavanaugh who was teaching the Military Strategy Course at the United States Military Academy West Point at the time. A taste of Cavanaugh’s advice:
– On core competencies for junior military commanders: develop your sense of military judgement, relate your tactical action to national policy, and to do both of these things, you have to understand the context in which you fight.
– When you are a member of the profession of arms there are certain responsibilities, when society asks you to put on a uniform, they are expecting that you are imbued with a sense of military judgement, that you have the ability to navigate through very complex physical and mental terrain, on a battlefield that is one of the most frightening places that you will ever find yourself in.
The podcast ends with a very funny, but terribly realistic and humbling warrie for junior commanders. Follow Cavanaugh on Twitter: @MLCavanaugh