Publications Archive

The publications posted on this site are posted elsewhere on the internet or other forms of media (mainly print).  In some cases, they are authorized for reprint here for quick access.  Publications reach across a large assortment of topics, but primarily focus on the timeframe from 1812-2010.

Fact sheets fall into this section as well.  Fact sheets are an amalgamation of data that has been culminated for research purposes.  Likewise, these may also be used in publication data elsewhere on the internet or in media.

Most Recent Publication

  • Army Materiel Command at Rock Island Arsenal

    The history that leads to the Army Sustainment Command (ASC) is that of military logistics as a whole. Sun Tzu defined logistics as “A general science forming the most essential parts of the art of war.” Logistics has been a struggle that spans the age of war. From the age of conflict in the Roman Empire, to the French Army under Napoleon, to the D-Day Landings at Normandy, and the sustainment of Allies in the Global War on Terror, logistics has been the source of innovations and struggles. The beginnings of organizational structure of logistics in the United States Military that we see today occurs with the enacting of the National Security Act of 1947, and the transition from the War Department to the Department of Defense (DoD). The subsequent creation of Major Army Commands (MACs) and Subordinate Commands (MSCs) follows in the years after. The first MSC at Rock

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Other Recent Publications

SGT Christiansen’s Cannon and Rock Island Arsenal

On a cold fall night at Rock Island Arsenal a Soldier named Sergeant Christiansen, who was described as “a giant” of a man with shoulders as broad as an elephant, found himself huddled near a fire while on guard duty at the Rock Island gate and wagon bridge. Meanwhile, his

Newest Fact Sheet

  • Lockheed A-12 Oxcart

    Succeeded by it’s younger Blackbird counterpart, the A-12 Oxcart was Lockheed’s response to the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) need for a high-altitude supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft.  Smaller,

Fact Sheets

Fact sheets act as a cursory examination of a particular element (i.e. artillery, aircraft, miscellaneous weapon systems).  These are generally updated as content necessitates, but occasionally will include others.  There are at least thirty publicized fact sheets that are included in distributed media.  Others are posted in this section for use on this website.  You can view a full list of the fact sheets by clicking the link under the newest fact sheet to the left.

Unlike other post categories, fact sheets have their own archival page where you can view information quickly in table format.  To view a complete list of fact sheets, click here or click the link in the header under the History > Publications tab.