Concept of Calling

For the Military Professional

Written by OCF member Col Scott G. Frickenstein, Ph.D., USAF (Ret.), “The Concept of Calling for the Military Professional” examines the idea of “calling” as more than a job, particularly in a military context. Drawing from historical and theological underpinnings, the study underscores the evolving emphasis of “calling” among military leaders. The purpose of this study is to describe the concept of calling and its relevance to the military professional of the 21st century, preparing to “fight the next war”—especially to the vast majority of American officers who identify themselves as Christians.