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USA Command and General Staff College Keeps Pace With the Future.....
Major General Lionel C. McGarr, United States Army
Keeps Pace With the Future
Major General Lionel C. McGarr, USA Commandant, U. S. Army Command and General Staff College "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”—Curran, 19th Century
HE world has lived with progres- point, approach, and emphasis. The most y increasing tensions since well be- necessary element of this change is mental the "peace in our time" statement at mobility which is all important if we are ich-tensions which have been in to gain the over-all mobility necessary to sed or decreased at will to serve the insure success on the atomic battlefields ose of our enemies. At present there of the future. ttle foreseeable diminution of those As the total implication of the far-reachions which are being employed on a ing decisions made necessary by these al scale by international communism planned changes becomes increasingly tactic, a weapon in the titanic politi clear, we realize that we must add fiber to economic, psychological, and at times the strength and wisdom to the councils of sical conflict between completely op the defense team. More important, howng ideologies.
ever, we must insure that we systematically the "equation of survival" the secu- anticipate and prepare for these fateful of the United States and the protec decisions. In this age of advanced techof our fundamental institutions are nology and original thinking, we cannot stake in this decisive era of history. accept outmoded concepts and half measrovement is the key to this vital equa- ures. More than a century of progress has and the U. S. Army Command and been crammed into the past few years, and ral Staff College remains dedicated to we must keep pace! We must have the raditional mission of training and im- imagination to recognize, the inclination ing the minds of the Army's com to understand, and the ability to use new ders.
concepts evolved as flexible instruments
· chance of progress, our very hope of survival, lies in molding the ids of our leaders in the direction of progress. This is the sacred st and the awesome duty of the U. S. Army's educational system.
Ithough the status quo resists change of the art of war serving as an instrujuse it is the path of least resistance, ment of national policy. The USA CGSC ning in life is static. We either move must, by realistic assumption and instrucward or we move backward. The Armed tion, insure that our doctrine and training, ces of our Nation realize that substan- even without complete field test and evaluand far-reaching change is inevitable. ation, are sufficient and ready for any fu
organizations and weapons are but ture war. ets of planned change-change in view Thus logically we can conclude that all