Robert H. Scales, Jr.

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Major General Robert H. Scales, Jr. (Bob Scales) is the former Deputy Chief of Staff for Doctrine and has served at the U.S. Army War College (1996)[1] and at the Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (2001). [2]

  • April 20, 1995, Director of Military Support (DOMS), Department of Defense[3]
  • February 2, 1999, Commandant of the United States Army War College[4]
  • March 31, 2000, Commandant, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, Fort Belvoir, Virginia[5]

Literary Biography[6]:

"Dr. Robert Scales was appointed president and CEO of Walden University in 2000. In December 2002 he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sylvan Learning Systems, the parent company of Walden University. Prior to joining the private sector Dr. Scales served over thirty years in the army, retiring as a Major General. He commanded two units in Vietnam, winning the Silver Star for action during the battles around Dong Ap Bia (Hamburger Hill) during the summer of 1969. Subsequently, he served in command and staff positions in the United States, Germany, and Korea and ended his military career as Commandant of the United States Army War College. He has written and lectured on warfare to academic, government, military, and business groups in the United States, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America. He is the author of two books on military history: Certain Victory, the official account of the army in the Gulf War and Firepower in Limited War, a history of the evolution of firepower doctrine since the end of the Korean War. He was the only serving officer to have written books subsequently selected for inclusion in the official reading lists of two services, Certain Victory for the Army and Firepower for the Marine Corps. In addition, he is an authority on contemporary and future warfare. Concepts and ideas contained in his writings and studies have significantly influenced the course of contemporary modernization and reform within the military. He has written two books on the theory of warfare: Future Warfare, a strategic anthology on America's wars to come, and Yellow Smoke: The Future of Land Warfare for America's Military. Yellow Smoke offers a unique and readable perspective on both the derivation and the probable course of reform within the American Army. The book is currently available from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. He is a frequent commentator and consultant for major media networks on issues relating to military history and defense policy. He is a graduate of West Point and earned his PhD in history from Duke University."

Defense Science Board: Defense Science Board 1996 Summer Study Task Force on Tactics and Technology for 21st Century Military Superiority (1996)

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