We know that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution for professional development – that’s exactly why we emphasize mentoring. When it comes to resources, this is even more true. Here are some of the other places that are leading the way.
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Angry Staff OfficerPeddling history, alcohol, defense, and sometimes all three at once. The author of this blog is himself an on-again, off-again angry staff officer, meandering the warrens of Army doctrine, one dog-eared page at a time. Most often focused on historical events, national security, and occasional rants on Army doctrine.
Ask SkipperA place for discussions about the Sea services. Mostly.
Doctrine Man!!Launched in 2010, Doctrine Man is a comic superhero devoted to furthering professional discourse on key national security issues and military community advocacy, with a little humor on the side. All sane voices welcome.
“Truth, Justice, and a Sucker Punch of Snark”
From The Green NotebookI’m a combat arms officer in the United States Army with over ten years of experience in garrison and combat environments. Throughout my career, I’ve been extremely fortunate to have mentors who have positively influenced my professional development and have encouraged me to “nail my whispers to the wall.” This blog represents only my personal views. I do not plan on using this space as a platform to complain or provide satirical observations. I want to use this medium to add my thoughts to an already existing expert body of knowledge.
John Q. PublicAn active news feed about military, veteran, and defense issues with a heavy focus on Air Force issues.
The Military LeaderThe Military Leader is designed to provide leaders of all professions with resources and insight they can use to develop themselves and their organizations. The author is an Infantry officer with 15 years experience and four deployments to Iraq/Afghanistan. He has been a student of leadership for two decades and designed The Military Leader to help other leaders develop themselves and grow their organizations.
Modern War InstituteThe War Council blog aims to inform our readers about the complexities of modern warfare through original and daily content from our stable of regular contributors. Our goal is to create an online conversation to disseminate and debate original and innovative ideas, viewpoints, and analysis as a way of enhancing our cadets’ and other readers’ understanding of the modern battlefield.
The Modern War Institute (MWI) at West Point is a national resource within the Department of Military Instruction that studies recent and on-going conflicts to prepare present and future leaders to win in a complex world. Leveraging the intellectual capital unique to West Point, the MWI faculty use a research, educate, and integrate model to remain academically grounded, operationally connected to the force, and fully engaged with cadets and the military program curriculum.
ProDev2GoThe author describes himself and his blog as follows: “I’m a Tanker from Kentucky who believes the two biggest contributions one can make in life are being a good Father and helping to develop our nation’s future Leaders. I started ProDev2Go to teach and develop others using the lessons I’ve learned over the past 20+ years.
Quad Shot WarriorCaffeine fueled leadership insights from a U.S. Army Veteran turned executive coach. Leadership Counts!
The author is an experienced leader and coach with a proven record of leading and developing others to perform at higher levels and improve their overall effectiveness. He is passionate about learning and developing others to improve as leaders. The author brings lessons from over 25 years of experience leading in U.S. Army Infantry, Cavalry, and Armor units in a wide range of assignments, to include leading soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea.
USNI BlogThe forum for sharing new ideas and promoting the development of the sea services from the publishers of Proceedings the U.S. Naval Institutes print edition.
The BridgeAn international journal focused on strategy, national security, & military affairs.
Small Wars JournalSmall Wars Journal publishes original works from authentic voices across the spectrum of stakeholders in small wars. We also link you to relevant goings on elsewhere. Small Wars Journal facilitates the exchange of information among practitioners, thought leaders, and students of Small Wars, in order to advance knowledge and capabilities in the field.
Task & PurposeTask & Purpose is a news and culture site geared toward the next great generation of American veterans. We offer an outlet for well-written analysis and commentary on veterans and greater military affairs.
War on the RocksWar on the Rocks is a platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens. It features articles and podcasts produced by an array of writers with deep experience in these matters: top notch scholars who study war, those who have served or worked in war zones, and more than a few who have done it all.
Air & Space Power JournalThe professional and peer-reviewed journal of the U.S. Air Force, fostering intellectual discussion and debate among air, space, and cyber power leaders, both domestically and internationally.
Armed Forces JournalA leading joint-service journal of commentary and ideas for US military officers and leaders in the defense community. Offers ideas and perspectives on military strategy, doctrine, technology, procurement, logistics, and more.
Joint Force QuarterlyNDU Press produces Joint Force Quarterly in concert with ongoing education and research at National Defense University in support of the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. JFQ is the Chairman’s joint military and security studies journal designed to inform and educate national security professionals on joint and integrated operations; whole of government contributions to national security policy and strategy; homeland security; and developments in training and joint military education to better equip America’s military and security apparatus to meet tomorrow’s challenges while protecting freedom today.
Military ReviewThe Army’s official forum for publishing original thought and debate on the art and science of land warfare. Our authors and readers comprise researchers, politicians, leaders, academics, and heads of industry.
NCO JournalThe official magazine of U.S. Army non-commissioned officer professional development.
Navy War College ReviewSubject areas include maritime security: maritime strategy, operations, doctrine, planning, war gaming, technology, international law, military ethics, coalition warfare, operations other than war, regional security studies, civil (including media) relations, defense economics, leadership, and history.
ParametersThe official publication of the Army War College with articles of mature thought on topics of current interest to senior Army officers and the defense community. Focus is on the art and science of land warfare, national and international security affairs, military strategy, senior leadership, ethics, and military history with contemporary relevance.
ProceedingsThe official publication of the U.S. Navy’s professional organization. USNI’s goal is to provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.
PrismThe Center for Complex Operations publishes scholarly, independent research from security policymakers and shapers, security analysts, academic specialists, and civilians.
Army Press BlogResearch and analysis from Army professionals and civilians published online by the same editors of Military Review
Best DefenseThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for 20 years for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. He is the author of five books about the military.
Sailor BobAn incredibly well moderated forum for Naval topics of interest with an emphasis on SWO issues.
FORSCOM Leader DevelopmentThe central library for official Army leader development resources. Over the last two years, this has become an even more useful and relevant data base as the Army has shifted towards the Human Dimension and published FM 6-22 Leader Development.