History faculty talks U.S. Army doctrine at Fort Leavenworth

Walter Kretchik, author of "U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror," talks to Command and General Staff College faculty about the "last war" Nov. 10

WIU History Associate Professor Walter Kretchik, author of "U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror," talks to Command and General Staff College faculty about the "last war" Nov. 10

In September, Western Illinois University Department of History Associate Professor Walter Kretchik published the book, “U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror.” According to the information included in the book’s front flap, Kretchik’s book is “the first comprehensive history of Army doctrine,” and “fully explores the principles that have shaped the Army’s approach to warfare”:

From the American Revolution to the global war on terror, U.S. Army doctrine has evolved to regulate the chaos of armed conflict by providing an intellectual basis for organizing, training, equipping, and operating the military. Walter E. Kretchik analyzes the service’s keystone doctrine over three centuries to reveal that the army’s leadership is more forward thinking and adaptive than has been generally believed.

Last week, the Fort Leavenworth Lamp posted a piece byΒ Melissa Bower about the Nov. 10 talk Kretchik presented to the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.

Read the piece, “Doctrine expert talks to CGSCβ€ˆstaff, faculty,” at www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/community/x1944402493/Doctrine-expert-talks-to-CGSC-staff-faculty

Learn more about Dr. Kretchik’s work via his faculty page on WIU’s website at www.wiu.edu/cas/history/kretchik.php

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