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Our Priority: Instill the Spirit of the Bayonet

We publish this issue of INFANTRY as our Army "goes rolling along," very much living up to our Army song in these interesting times. In the midst of a global pandemic, our Army continues to execute missions around the world while simultaneously pursuing modernization efforts in pursuit of overmatch against near-peer adversaries. Absent context, many are tempted to view today’s challenges as new or unique. In many ways, however, these challenges are not unfamiliar to our very experienced Army. In fact, it is precisely because of our determination to overcome all challenges that our Army remains the unrivaled force that we are.

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The 1SG's Role in Sustaining the Fight

Napoleon famously said, "Amateurs discuss tactics; the professionals discuss logistics." The counterinsurgency (COIN) fight has left many first sergeants (1SGs) lacking knowledge and experience about sustainment operations, particularly in rifle companies. Resupplying a rifle company is a deliberate operation that takes planning and ingenuity. While there are many ways to conduct resupply operations, my intent is to help rifle company 1SGs understand that sustaining the company is their responsibility. In large-scale combat operations (LSCO), sustainment operations are the lifeblood of the fight.

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Long-Term Efforts Required for Strategic Mobility

Long-term readiness and planning efforts are required to demonstrate such proficiency in strategic mobility. As an Army, we must look at how we rapidly execute joint strategic mobility in order to provide command and control of maneuver elements on the modern battlefield. This operation starts long before the first call is received at a division operations center.

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Combined Arms in Urban Operations: Failure and Success in One Infantry Company

As our military continues to transition from conducting counterinsurgency to focusing on large-scale combat operations, we face a new set of challenges inherent in urban operations... It is imperative that infantry companies understand the advantages of true combined arms fighting and work to achieve combined arms synchronization in urban combat; this article presents vignettes from a rifle company’s actions at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA.

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Infantry in Action

Slide 1
U.S. Army Rangers prepare for extraction from their objective during training at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., on 30 January 2014. (Photo by SPC Steven Hitchcock)

Infantry in Action

Slide 2
Paratroopers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct an airfield seizure on 21 June 2013. (Photo by SGT Juan F. Jimenez)

Infantry in Action

Slide 3
Paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment conduct live-fire training on Fort Bragg, N.C., 9 September 2013. (Photo by SSG Jason Hull)

Infantry in Action

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Soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, take to the road during a joint platoon exercise at the Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 16, 2013. Rising Thunder is a U.S. Army-hosted exercise designed to build interoperability between I Corps, the 7th Infantry Division and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. (Photo by SGT Austan Owen)