Lincoln Ward

Lincoln Ward is an US Army Major and a student at the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a Field Artillery officer who served in multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and holds a MA in Education from Western Kentucky University. These views are his own and do not reflect those of the U.S. Army or Department of Defense. Follow him on Twitter @lincolnrward.

This essay focuses on noteworthy contributions that are essential for the operational artist to “better understand the problem or problems at hand.”