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Major Raymond A. Kimball currently serves as an Assistant Professor of History and the Operations Officer, Center for Company-Level Leadership, at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA). He has served as an Army Aviator since being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1995. His past assignments include service as an aeroscout platoon leader, battalion and aviation task force logistics officer, and aviation unit maintenance troop commander. His operational experience encompasses counterdrug operations on the Mexican border, peacekeeping operations in Bosnia, and high-intensity conflict during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Most recently, he was honored with the USMA Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching. He holds a B.S. in Russian and German from USMA, and M.A.s in History and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University.
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Authored by Major Raymond A. Kimball.
The author argues that Soviet military transformation efforts during the Russian Civil War fell prey to “temporary” compromises and a misidentification of their enemy. He sees similar and ominous trends at work in current American Transformation efforts.