Center for Strategic Communication

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“]

Regretfully, due to work and other commitments, I have had to break tradition and skip Boyd & Beyond 2014 . I wanted to give a shout-out to my co-blogger J. Scott Shipman and warrior-poet Col. Stan Coerr for their hard work in organizing this conference, as they do every year.  And also a big thank you to the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps University for hosting the Boyd Conferences. Such support is invaluable for preserving and extending the legacy of Colonel John Boyd.

Some photos of B&B from previous years:

Don Vandergriff makes a dramatic point.

Dr. Chet Richards (far left) , Major Marcus Mainz (far right) discuss the Boyd collection with an Al Gray Center archivist

Photo: Maneuver warfare and Gulf War I.

Colonel Francis Park, PhD on “ How the USMC Came to Maneuver Warfare” 

Photo: Major Jeremy Renken. " war is a communicative act"

Major Jeremy Renken on “A Theory of Strategy”

Photo: LTC Andrew Dziengeleski "what we have done in Afghanistan has made zero difference....our orientation was wrong..."

 LTC Andrew Dziengeleski  “What we have done in Afghanistan has made zero difference….our orientation was wrong…”’s J. Scott Shipman investigates Boyd’s personal papers 

Adam Elkus before his tour de force talk

Photo: Pete Turner "You have to win politically, culturally and socially....we did not test our message with the locals"Photo: Dr. Rich is considering something...can you guess what it is?

Fresh from Zabul,  Pete Turner and Dr. Rich Ledet offer ground truth on ” Mass Communications in Support of Political Development”