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John Ferrari

Senior Nonresident Fellow, AEI

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Ferrari is a senior nonresident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute think tank. Ferrari previously served as a director of program analysis and evaluation for the Army.  

The Pentagon has been learning the wrong lessons for three decades

The Gulf War sowed the seeds of future defeat. We must uproot them—and urgently.


Fixing Army Recruiting: Take Care of the Soldiers and their Families

Rather than read the Army’s recent call-to-arms memo, service leaders should focus on the recent Military Family Support Survey.


Four Lessons that Should Upend the Pentagon’s Five-Year Strategy

From the quick consumption of weapons in Ukraine to rising inflation, the current resourcing plan is untenable.