Malcolm Muir: Schooling Tomorrow's Officers

December 2007
Military History;Dec2007, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p18
An interview with Malcolm Muir, holder of a chair in military history at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, is presented. He mentions the percentage of VMI graduates who become active-duty military officers. He then explains the importance of military history in the overall presentation of officers. He also discusses the importance of teaching economics and diplomacy in military education.


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