Jan K. Gleiman is currently a student at the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a US Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel with command and staff assignments in Southeast Asia and tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has served on both the Joint Staff and the Army Staff. He is a graduate of Boston University and holds master’s degrees from Georgetown University, Troy University, and the US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). This article is largely based upon his thesis in military history: The Organizational Imperative: Theory and History on Unity of Effort in Counterinsurgency Campaigns. The full version of the thesis will be available through the CGSC Foundation Press, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in early October 2011. He completed the thesis as part of the inaugural class of the CGSC Scholars Art of War program.