School of Strategic Landpower

The School of Strategic Landpower’s educational programs (resident and distance) develop strategic leaders by providing a strong foundation of wisdom, grounded in mastery of the profession of arms, and by serving as a crucible for educating future leaders in the analysis, evaluation, and refinement of professional expertise in war, strategy, operations, national security, resource management, and responsible command.

Shaping Army Aviation Maintenance: Adapting to the Future

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Future Vertical Lift (FVL) platforms will not only look and operate differently from today’s Army Aviation fleet, they will also fundamentally change its operational methodology. To effectively leverage these Joint, future systems, the Army will need a more holistic approach…

Virtus: Toward a Model for Strategic Leader Virtue

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An amplification of Army values – establishing leadership virtues in leader development at all levels – is the most effective and impactful “futures” strategy for the Army in 2035. The Army and Department of Defense have openly embraced ambiguity as…

The Forgotten Layer: Infrastructure

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In 2010 the information technology (IT) industry recognized the transition to cloud computing was driving an increased reliance on data centers and the infrastructure that supports them, specifically power distribution, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and back-up power. Companies began to…

Future Vertical Lift: A Holistic Approach to Development

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Future Vertical Lift (FVL) is more than just an aircraft platform; rather, it is an extremely complicated system of systems composed of a diverse collection of enabling technologies. The Department of Defense (DoD) must develop and successfully integrate these enabling…

Exquisite Vulnerability: Communications and Deterrence

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For decades, the United States has stood alone as the world’s sole superpower, leading to a lack of focus on emerging great power threats. As a result, the U.S. military has built exquisite communications systems that are not designed to…

Directed-Energy Warfare, a Revolution in Military Affairs

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Military use of directed-energy technology has moved beyond the realm of science fiction. In the past two decades, directed-energy technologies have quickly matured from the research laboratory, to the operational force and have become highly effective instruments of war. Directed-energy…

Deterrence and Reassurance in the Baltics – A Balanced Approach

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This paper addresses NATO’s requirement to deter Russian aggression in the Baltic states while reassuring alliance partners. It uses Russia’s Post-Cold War strategic documents and the chronology of Russia’s post-Cold War turn away from the West to promote a more…