Essay on United States Army and Army Capabilities Integration

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Influence: the action or process of producing effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of another or others. Influence can mean many different things. Is influence always considered a good thing? It is most certainly not. Can it be a good thing? Of course it could. Take Hitler for example. During World War 2, he could have arguably had the most influence in the world. Looking back, his influence led to cruel and horrible things. But by getting people to follow him, his views were supported. Military members or people of high governmental status may have influence because of the position they are in every day. American Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, on the other hand, is a military officer who uses his influence for the good of the American people. Major General H. R. McMaster is the commander of the US Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence in Fort Benning, Georgia. While at University of North Carolina he received a PhD in military history. After this, he went to the US Military Academy. Herbert later became an assistant professor at the Academy from 1994 to 1996. In 1997 he published his book Dereliction of Duty which critiques American strategy in The Vietnam War. From 1999 to 2002, he commanded 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, and then worked with the U.S. Central Command including operations roles in Iraq. After several other military careers in the next few years, he was given the title of commander of the Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) in 2012. Then, in February, he was selected to become Deputy Commander of the Army Capabilities Integration Center. When Time magazine released its list of 100 most influential people in the world, Herbert was on the list. He is said to be as "the architect of the future U.S. Army". Later he is mentioned, "Major General Herbert Raymond McMaster might be the 21st century Army's pre-eminent warrior-thinker. Recently tapped for his third star, H.R. is also the rarest of soldiers—one who has repeatedly bucked the system and survived to join its senior ranks." In his new position, he is required to try to re-shape the U.S. army. Although McMaster is largely celebrated for his success in the US army, there was some controversy in 2008. One article from the Washington Times quotes this on him, “A blunt-spoken bulldog of a man who made his name as both a scholar and practitioner of counterinsurgency in Iraq, McMaster long looked like the classic Army maverick who did well on the battlefield but made too many enemies to rise past the rank of colonel.” Another says, “McMaster was passed over for promotion to Brigadier General in 2006 and 2007, despite his reputation as one…