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COL (Ret.) Laura McKnight Mackenzie

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Colonel (Ret.) Laura McKight Mackenzie served in both the Active and Reserve Components, beginning her career as a Military Police officer in Cold War Europe and ending as the J-5/7 (Director of Strategic Plans, Policies, Joint Training and Exercises) for the Kansas National Guard. Colonel (Ret.) Mackenzie has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and master’s degrees from Drake University and the U.S. Army War College.

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SSI books and monographs by COL (Ret.) Laura McKnight Mackenzie

  • Operational Reservations: Considerations for a Total Army Force

    June 19, 2014

    Authored by COL John D. Ellis, COL (Ret.) Laura McKnight Mackenzie.
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    Despite fighting shoulder-to-shoulder this past decade, the U.S. Army is comprised of essentially “three Armies”—the active component, the Army Reserve, and the National Guard. While an intriguing start to integrate the three components, the Army Total Force Policy is not a panacea for reform. Real and meaningful work still needs to be done to bring the three into effective alignment and in a way to foster cooperation and mutual respect.