Saturday, August 18, 2007

Professors on the Battlefield

It's about time. Have talked to some guys in the Army and this seems to be playing out. They were quite culturally up to date. That is a really good thing.

Marcus Griffin is not a soldier. But now that he cuts his hair "high and tight" like a drill sergeant's, he understands why he is being mistaken for one. Mr. Griffin is actually a professor of anthropology at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. His austere grooming habits stem from his enrollment in a new Pentagon initiative, the Human Terrain System. It embeds social scientists with brigades in Afghanistan and Iraq, where they serve as cultural advisers to brigade commanders. Read More.

1 comment:

Ray said...

This is a good and logical step to adapt the US military to the conflicts that are more the norm in today's world.