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Papers & Pubs on Advising

"From the standpoint of America's national security, the most important assignment in your military career may not necessarily be commanding U.S. Soldiers, but advising or mentoring the troops of other nations as they battle the forces of terror and instability within their own borders."

The above quote from U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
addressing the Cadets at West Point in 2008.


2017

King, James, "New Rules for Advisers: Lessons From a Year With the Iraqi Army", Small Wars Journal, May 2, 2017. An Intelligence Officer assigned to a Military Transition Team (MiTT) in Iraq provides insight on how to do military advising.
http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/new-rules-for-advisers-lessons-from-a-year-with-the-iraqi-army

Griffiths, Zachary, "Advising in Small Wars", Small Wars Journal, April 12, 2017. A Special Forces ODA commander writes on the challenges of advising a Provincial Response Company (PRC) in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan in the 2013 timeframe.
http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/advising-in-small-wars

Lewis, Angela M. et al, "Joint Regional Experts: We Can Do Better", Small Wars Journal, April 7, 2017. Three military officers write how DoD should select, train, and assign joint regional experts.
http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/joint-regional-experts-we-can-do-better

2016

Stringer, Lieutenant Colonel Kevin D., "The Missing Lever: A Joint Military Advisory Command for Partner-Nation Engagement", Joint Force Quarterly, JFQ 81, 2nd Quarter 2016, pages 86-91. Stringer argues that a joint military advisory command is needed to make the advising mission joint, specialized, and institutionally mainstream.
www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jfq/jfq-81.pdf

Healey, 1st Lt. Dominick, "Building Rapport: The History and Near Future of Combat Advising", Army Press, 2016.
http://armypress.dodlive.mil/2016/05/31/building-rapport-the-history-and-near-future-of-combat-advising/

2015

Hooker, Jr, Richard D. and Joseph J. Collins, "Raising and Mentoring Security Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq", Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War,  National Defense University, Fort McNair, DC. ADA621797, September 2015.
http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA621797

2014

Hajjar, Lt. Col. Remi, U.S. Army, "What Lessons Did We Learn (or Re-Learn) About Military Advising After 9/11?", Military Review, November-December 2014, pages 63-75.
http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/MilitaryReview/Archives/English/MilitaryReview_20141231_art013.pdf

2009

Brooks, Michael G., General Editor, Eyewitness to War Volume III: US Army Advisors in Afghanistan, Combat Studies Institute Press, US Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 2009.
http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/cgsc/carl/download/csipubs/EyewitnessToWar_VolumeIII_Brooks.pdf

2008

Grdovic, LTC Mark, "The Advisory Challenge", Special Warfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pages 22-28. The author discusses the critical skills an advisor should have to include the importance of getting to know the counterpart, trust, respect, credibility and how to establish a relationship.
www.dvidshub.net/publication/issues/8250

 


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