By Randall K. Faulkner
Throughout the decade of combat operations where our Soldiers have had to adapt to unpredictable challenges and influences, leaders of all ranks have adapted exceptionally well. We have remained a professional and disciplined force. Even as we acknowledge some degradation of our professional ideas and the need to once again reflect and take action to correct these shortcomings, we would do a disservice by not also acknowledging the dedication to duty our Soldiers and leaders have shown during many deployments.
GEN Robert W. Cone, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command stated in 2012, "The Army Profession Campaign is as much about dialog and reflection as it is about research and analysis. But most importantly, this campaign is about the actions we will take to improve our profession. The campaign is designed to inspire and engage our Soldiers and Civilians; to renew our collective commitment to the Army, its ideals, traditions and ethos, as well as to the American people."
By Kimberly M. Burr
The Army Learning Model is an initiative affecting all training across the Army.
It was conceived from the belief that the rapid change of technology and the global learning environment could adversely affect the Army’s advantage over adversaries if action was not taken to prepare Soldiers appropriately. The purpose is to ensure the Army is meeting the need to develop adaptive, thinking Soldiers and leaders capable of meeting the challenges of operational adaptability in an era of persistent conflict.