John Bolton

John Q. Bolton is the Brigade Aviation Officer for 4/25 IBCT (ABN). He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College’s Art of War Scholars Program and holds degrees from West Point and American Military University. His assignments include 1st Engineer Battalion and 1-1 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The views presented here are his alone and not representative of the U.S. Army, the Defense Department, or the U.S. Government.

In Afghanistan Americans seemed determined to validate F. Scott Fitzgerald's aphorism that American lives have no second act.

Fully implementing Mission Command requires more than a veneer of leader training and superficial emphasis on decentralization.

The grinding work of national security policy in a complex world is made more difficult by fractured politics at home.

This article argues that the proper place for new aviators to start flight training in is a simple, fixed-wing trainer.

The American Military has never been better tactically. However it is increasingly disconnected from the Republic it serves.

As the Army seeks to adjust for the future it must carefully examine its aviation component based on not only cost, but also capabilities.