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General Gordon R. Sullivan

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GENERAL GORDON R. SULLIVAN, Chief of Staff, United States Army, was commissioned a second lieutenant of Armor and awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Norwich University in 1959. He holds a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of New Hampshire. His military schooling includes the Armor School, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. He has served in a variety of command and staff positions including four years in joint and allied assignments. His overseas assignments include four tours in Europe, two in Vietnam and one in Korea. General Sullivan also served in assignments on the Army Staff in Washington, DC, including a tour as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans and as the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. General Sullivan has commanded at platoon through division level. In United States Army, Europe he commanded the 4th Battalion, 73d Armor and the 1st Brigade, 3d Armored Division, followed by an assignment as 3d Armored Division’s Chief of Staff and the VII Corps Operations Officer (G-3). Subsequently, he served as the Assistant Commandant of the Armor School at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on the NATO staff as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Support of Central Army Group in Germany, and as the Deputy Commandant of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also served as Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. In June 1991, General Sullivan became Chief of Staff of the United States Army. He also serves as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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SSI books and monographs by General Gordon R. Sullivan

  • The Army in the Information Age

    March 01, 1995

    Authored by General Gordon R. Sullivan, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony M. Coroalles.
    They provide insights into three critical areas: the operational environment; the emergence of simultaneity as a unifying concept in Information Age warfare; and, changes that must take place in the planning environment. The authors suggest that the challenge today is to determine what array of capabilities may be needed to perform a broader range of requirements.

  • War in the Information Age

    June 01, 1994

    Authored by Colonel James M. Dubik, General Gordon R. Sullivan.
    The authors discuss the ways in which the Army has changed its strategic systems over the past several years so that the Army operational and tactical forces will be able to "see" a situation, decide, adapt, and act faster and more precisely than their opponent. These changes will give strategic planners, and operational and tactical commanders, a new set of information age tools to use in theater

  • Land Warfare in the 21st Century

    February 01, 1993

    Authored by Colonel James M. Dubik, General Gordon R. Sullivan.
    Change will inevitably coexist with at least three constants--the root causes of war, the nature of war, and the essence of fighting power.