Intellectual irrelevance and the ownership of military logistics

By David Beaumont. This post is an update of a popular post from the #LIWArchives. The professionalisation of logisticians is a topic that has once again emerged, as strategic-level organisations in a number of different militaries seek to improve, and ‘intellectualise’, military logistics.  The desire for ‘intellectualisation’ appeals to one of the three pillars of… Continue reading Intellectual irrelevance and the ownership of military logistics

Intellectual irrelevance and the ownership of military logistics

By David Beaumont The professionalisation of logisticians is a topic that has once again emerged, as strategic-level organisations in a number of different militaries seek to improve, and ‘intellectualise’, military logistics.  The desire for ‘intellectualisation’ appeals to one of the three pillars of Samuel Huntington’s criteria of a profession – expertise – in addition to… Continue reading Intellectual irrelevance and the ownership of military logistics

20-30 minutes of reading about logistics? Seriously?

Joe Byerly, in an excellent post at his blog ‘From the Green Notebook’ which was recently recirculated, reminds us of the importance of continual reading. He promotes 20-30 minutes of reading in a day (or night) as part of a ‘consistent practice of self-study’.  Reading about logistics, the difficulties encountered in sustaining and moving armies,… Continue reading 20-30 minutes of reading about logistics? Seriously?