Accession Number:

AD1111448

Title:

Why Study Military History?

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Paper]

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

9

Abstract:

Professional soldiers need to study military history in order to gain a better understanding of our tactics, operational philosophy, and strategic goals. By studying military history, one can identify hundreds of events that have shaped our Army and the way we operate. It is imperative for the professional soldier to understand why we conduct business the way we do. The modern battlefield is changing and we need to have some knowledge of our enemy, their culture, and their customs. It is not acceptable to ignore civilians on the battlefield and we must prepare to interface with them directly. This paper will point out several events that directly affected the Army and how we changed doctrine based on this historical information.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]