From the forward: This year we had the privilege of commemorating 100 years of the Field Artillery School and the Fires Bulletin (formerly the Field Artillery Journal). While this was certainly a celebratory occasion, we marked the milestone with the somber understanding that the mission of Fort Sill and the Artillery Schools are to produce Fires Soldiers and leaders who win the nation's wars, often at a high price. Marking the 100th anniversary of the Fires Bulletin reminds us of the professional obligation to study our craft. We must view our history through a scholarly lens to learn from the collective wisdom of past generations of Soldiers and leaders. Doing so honors the sacrifices of those who have come before us. In the process, we also discover that some lessons are global and span the entire history of modern warfare. Today the Fires force is 60,000 strong and spread throughout our globe and all states of the republic. We are truly Fires strong.
Unfortunately, we have a history of continually forgetting hard-learned lessons, forcing us to re-learn them at an unacceptable price. Today's leaders must understand that the wisdom and insights of previous Fires leaders remain valid today, regardless of the technological advances that could scarcely be imagined centuries ago. This becomes strikingly apparent when one notes that the inaugural edition of the Field Artillery Journal contains an article entitled, "The cooperation of the arms in battle." This was a German military document translated by CPT Oliver L. Spaulding. The essay cites examples dating as far back as the Napoleonic wars with the ultimate principle that, "it is essential... not to allow the action of the infantry and artillery to be separated, either in space or time."
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