Commissioned a Regular Army Second Lieutenant of Infantry in 1942, Colonel Stillman was a platoon leader in the 2d Infantry and commanded both the 20th Infantry and Reserve Forces Act Regiment. Other assignments include duty at West Point, the Far East, and Europe. During World War II, he served with General Patton’s Third Army and became Patton’s Secretary of the General Staff in Germany. He did graduate studies both at Harvard and Syracuse Universities, and was awarded a Doctoral degree from Syracuse. A former member of the faculty at the NATO Defense College in Paris, he was Chief, Strategic and Technical Studies Branch, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense, at the time he composed this essay. 

Articles by Richard J. Stillman