12 December 2019

Troxell: Future warriors must mesh high-tech skills, 'beat 'em to death with an entrenching tool' attitude


America’s future enlisted leaders will need to couple the ability to bring violence to bear on the country’s enemies with a range of new skills, such as diplomacy and countering disinformation campaigns, the Pentagon’s outgoing top enlisted advisor said.The forces of the future will have to maintain a “shoot ‘em in the face, beat ‘em to death with an entrenching tool attitude,” said Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell in a wide-ranging interview with Stars and Stripes earlier this year. “But [...]