Dale C. Eikmeier

Colonel Eikmeier retired from the Army after 30 years of service as an artilleryman, joint planner, and  strategist.  His assignments include duty in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and the Middle East.  Campaigns include Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  He has taught at the School of Advanced Military Studies, the US Army War College, and the Army Command and General Staff College. He holds a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences, a Masters in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  COL Eikmeier has written widely on military theory, Islamic terrorism and a variety of other military subjects in Parameters, Military Review, the Middle East Quarterly, Aerospace Power Journal, Army magazine and the Air Defense and Military Intelligence Journals.

This is a follow-up companion piece to the Small War Journal article ‘Give Carl von Clausewitz and the Center of Gravity a Divorce’ July 2, 2013.

Because we love Carl von Clausewitz and the center of gravity concept, we need to grant them a divorce- for our sake.

It isn't either - or.  How the center of gravity fits into the design process.