Pentagon Labyrinth: Careerism hurting military

Wednesday - 3/16/2011, 3:44pm EDT

Ret. Marine Colonel G.I. Wilson, co-author, Pentagon Labyrinth

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Admirals and generals hold key positions in the Defense Department, and they have supposedly been chosen for their leadership skills.

But ret. Marine Colonel G.I. Wilson says too many people in the military are focused on achieving high rank. In other words, careerism is hurting the military's mission.

Wilson is one of the authors of Pentagon Labyrinth: Ten Short Essays to Help You Through It.

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This interview is part of the DorobekINSIDER Pentagon Labyrinth series, featuring discussions with authors of the book Pentagon Labyrinth.

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