Col. Charles D. Allen
Military Scholar

Colonel Charles D. Allen (U.S. Army, Ret.) is the professor of cultural science in the department of command, leadership and management at the U.S. Army War College.

Latest by Col. Charles D. Allen

Beyond boots on the ground

Beyond boots on the ground

A recent Army survey found that 65 percent of active-duty general officers rated personnel management as one of the Army’s worst-performing functions. From this, it’s not hard to infer that “human capital” management—with its core component, leader development—needs to be fixed.

Building a security team

Building a security team

Col. Charles D. Allen

An NSS moment

An NSS moment

Many speak and have written on the separation of our military from American society, but there are connections we cannot imagine.

Reflections from the US Army War College

“The assorted conversations here did not focus on the punitive action, but rather the corporate need to bring the man to justice in the name of...”