Dean of The Fletcher School and Atlantic Council Board Director Admiral James Stavridis and Atlantic Council Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman cowrite for Defense News on the need for military education to transform from a twentieth century model to a twenty-first century model:
As US national security issues become more complicated, interrelated and less amenable to easy or simple solution, and as resources will be subjected to greater constraints, the nation can draw on a not-so-secret weapon to prepare our military for this dynamic new world. That weapon is education on which the Department of Defense spends many billions of dollars a year.
But, while these individual institutions generally work well, they are still often oriented around 20th century practices and methods that do not always capture the demands of the 21st century. A revolution can change that.