Lt Col Chris Heatherly, USA for Foreign Policy
I recommend the military adopt the same approach on the home front, namely empowering every soldier as an ambassador charged to routinely engage with their civilian counterparts on a local level.
This is a really effective strategy. I recently gave a talk to the local tech community here about the civil/military divide. The response was uniformly positive. I could tell that it was the first time in many people’s lives that they had ever actually met someone serving in the military. More on this to follow in a future blog post.