First and foremost, The Last 100 Yards is about soldiers—infantry soldiers—the heart and soul of our Army. Second, it is a history book, describing how after Vietnam our Army developed new doctrine, new equipment, and a tougher, more meaningful training philosophy. Throughout the mid-1970s and 1980s, it laid the groundwork for a leaner, tougher, more resilient Army: the same proud organization that now projects U.S. power and strength around the globe. Third, this book will introduce you to some common sense leaders whose principles still impact our military today. And lastly, this book will give you a glimpse into the lives of military spouses and their children, who serve their country alongside their soldiers.