Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 - 16:16
"... when you get the call in the middle of the night and everything is going the wrong way, it
[blogging] could in fact inform decision makers in real time with real information to make decisions
much quicker than a phone conference.”
General James Cartwright, U.S. Marines, served as commander
of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) from
2002 to 2007 and introduced a number of innovative management
approaches, including the use of blogging. Blogging
is an online journal of regular entries that users post and
readers can comment upon. In mid-2007, he became the
vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
In June 2007, the IBM Center hosted an event on blogging
and Web 2.0 technologies. General Cartwright was asked to
describe why he introduced blogging and other technology
tools into STRATCOM and how they helped improve the
Command’s ability to meet its mission.