About Face - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

David Hackworth
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Hackworth was impressed with Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne. Patty and the kids were visiting family in Los Angeles when the Cuban missile crisis occured. Hackworth told her to go to a cabin in the mountains until it was over. He was attending the Infantry Career Course at Fort Benning and was on alert. At this time, Maxwell D. Taylor was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was restructuring the Army under a program known as ROAD, which was covered in his course as well as counter insurgency. Hackworth felt there should have been greater emphasis on Indochina in the course.

Hackworth was assigned to the 101st logistics shop as a G-4 Operations Officer. This involved writing plans for the logistics of operations. He took part in the yearly training exercise called Operation SWIFT STRIKE III. He was also involved in Task...

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