Accession Number:

AD1071009

Title:

Infantry Magazine. Volume 107, Number 2. April-June 2018

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL FORT BENNING GA FORT BENNING United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The last Commandants Note highlighted marksmanship one of the Armys top six modernization priorities as the key to lethality. Soldier fitness, mission-oriented training, mobility, survivability, and the ability to counter constantly changing threats all contribute to achieving dominant and sustained lethality as well. We are a nation at war, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. The enemies we face will range from marginally viable terrorist organizations to near-peer adversaries. This array of enemies can count on technological, logistical, and tactical support from states whose industrial base, power projection potential, and long-term goals compete with our own. These aggressor states will continue to use todays conflicts as the test-bed for their own weapons systems, but our technological edge and industrial overmatch will ensure that we remain the decisive military force against all adversaries. A key element of achieving and maintaining thispredominance is the infantry Soldier, and we are doing that by making sure that we select, train, and sustain the right people. We need intelligent Soldiers in top physical condition who can deploy against a near-peer enemy, strike hard, win, and return home, and their training hinges upon mastery of the infantry basics, which can best be taught at Fort Benning. With that in mind, in July we will run a pilot 21-week OneStation Unit Training OSUT program aimed at producing a graduated Soldier who can report in to his unit ready to go to war, win, and survive. We cannot expect gaining units to absorb partially trained Soldiers and remediate deficiencies when they are trying to assimilate the new arrivals into the battle rhythm of the unit. These Soldiers must also be prepared to fight and win in multi-domain environments such as urban, subterranean, cyber, and even space.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE