Fort Polk Guardian 11-01-2019

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Nov. 1, 2019 The Guardian , a civilian enter- prise newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. Contents of the Guardian are not necessarily official views of, or en- dorsed by, the U.S. Government, De- partment of Defense, Department of the Army or Fort Polk. The Guardian is published weekly by the Public Affairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Printed circulation is 13,000. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage with- out regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equal opportunity by an ad- vertiser will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. All editorial content of the Guardian is prepared, edited, pro- vided and approved by the Public Af- fairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The Guardian is printed by the Natchitoches Times , a private firm in no way connected with the Depart- ment of the Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Polk. The civilian printer is responsible for com- mercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute en- dorsement by the Department of the Army or the Natchitoches Times of the products or services advertised. Guardian Editorial Staff Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general Col. Ryan K. Roseberry Garrison commander Kim Reischling Public affairs officer Chuck Cannon Command information officer Angie Thorne T.C. Bradford Keith Houin Staff writers Editorial Offices Building 4919, Magnolia Street Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060 Voice (337) 531-4033 Fax (337) 531-1401 Email: Trading post ads: Fort Polk Homepage Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: FORT POLK, La. — My mission for this column is to review the Chief of Staff of the Army’s recommended reading list. In doing so, I hope to spark interest in leaders, relay a few lessons and try and relate the book and the lessons to our profession. Although my mission is to com- plete the rather extensive CSA rec- ommended reading list, that is not all I read, nor does this list contain all the books worthy of a warrior leader’s attention. Recently, a senior leader in our Army that I genuinely respect and admire gifted me the book by Tom Clancy: “Into the Storm, A Study in Command.” This book was so compelling and rele- vant to the transition the Army is in today that I feel obligated to share it with you. Not a small book, nor a quick read by any measure, this book is — as described by Armor magazine —a “compact analysis of military philos- ophy and war fighting theory.” But it is also much more than that. This is the story of Gen. Fred Frank’s career Franks offers lessons for today’s leaders By Lt. Col. (Ret.) MARK LESLIE Director, DPTMS Please see list , page 7 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “If you could be anywhere in the world where would it be and why?” Here are their responses: Jackie Brown: "I would go to Italy. I have seen so many beautiful pictures of it." Luna Mulligan: "I would love to go to China. I have been before and there is such a diverse cul- ture." Jessica Ballard: "Clarksville,Ten- nessee because my family is there and I miss them." Bruce Martin: "Nor- mandy Beach. My father was aWWII veteran." Sarah Sedlacek: "I would go to Egypt to see the pyramids and check out some ruins." Ester Taryn-Bove: "It would have to be Germany for the cul- ture." Sgt. Henry Waite: "I would go toWales because my family originates from there ." Victoria Randle: "Bora Bora. It seems beautiful and I need a good vacation." For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f rt l r i .