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Legal education program opens doors to law school
September 24, 2019
— Interested in pursuing a law degree and a career as an Army lawyer? The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications through Nov. 1 from U.S. Army lieutenants and captains for the Army's Funded Legal Education Program....
Army making improvements to Family Readiness Groups
June 13, 2019
— The Army recently made some of the most significant changes to Family Readiness Groups since their creation following the first Gulf War. The groups have been re-named "Soldier and Family Readiness Groups" or SFRGs. ...
Commentary: the professional NCO
May 8, 2019
— Webster's Dictionary defines being a professional as “characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession.” As noncommissioned officers we are the "backbone" of the Army profession. It is our inherent duty to uphold our responsibilities, be both technically and tactically competent, quality leaders and trainers and maintain the welfare of our Soldiers and their families. ...
New capabilities, rotations to bolster Army presence in Eastern Europe
May 8, 2019
— Ongoing efforts to cut acquisition timelines will get new capabilities out sooner to counter near-peer threats in Eastern Europe, Army leaders told lawmakers May 1. ...
Army makes big changes to centralized promotion board system
April 22, 2019
— The Army is revising its centralized promotion board processes to deliver "the right person, at the right job, at the right time," according to Army G-1 officials....
Army aligning modernization programs with other services
February 12, 2019
— The Army collaborates now more than ever with the Air Force and Navy, and development of a hypersonic weapon is a good example, senior leaders said....
Senior leaders discuss upcoming moves to ease family concerns
February 11, 2019
— Senior Army leaders recently highlighted actions now taking place to address concerns brought up by family members four months ago during a town hall. Policy changes to improve childcare, spouse employment, military housing and the transportation of household goods are currently underway, they said. ...
Troops to Teachers program helps veterans become educators
February 6, 2019
— If you’ve ever considered becoming a teacher after your military career, then the Airman and Family Readiness Center has a program they can get you connected with....
Army gains in readiness are just the beginning, chief of staff says
January 17, 2019
— Full manning at operational units, fewer non-deployable Soldiers, and a boost in training across the Army are all on the horizon to ensure the force is ready to fight, the Army's top officer said Jan. 16. ...
Non-deployable directive to help Army work toward more 'lethal' force
November 16, 2018
— To support the ongoing efforts to reduce the number of non-deployable Soldiers, Army leaders released a new directive designed to encourage Soldiers to reach deployable standards outlined in the directive. If standards are not met within six months, a Soldier could face separation...
Steps to consider before appealing an Army evaluation report
November 14, 2018
— Every Soldier has heard the impact a negative evaluation report can have on a military career. A negative Noncommissioned Office Evaluation Report or Officer Evaluation Report could be an impediment for promotion and jobs with higher responsibilities. This article outlines factors to consider when deciding whether or not to appeal an adverse evaluation report. ...
Echo Company and Defense Language Institute provides a pathway to an Army career
October 24, 2018
— Initial entry trainees, from various parts of the world, with the hope of joining the United States Army, must learn the language that will take them to the next level. Some are fresh out of school, while others look for a new career that will not only serve the U.S., but support their families in the process. Echo Company works with the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland to help trainees bring their English skills up to a level where they’ll be able to enlist in basic training with the Army....
Army vice chief: Strong ethical foundation could boost retention
August 8, 2018
— Changing the ethics of the nation's largest military branch starts at its core, with Soldiers, said the Army's vice chief of staff during the annual International Society for Military Ethics Symposium July 30....
Occupational Physical Assessment Test reducing Army trainee attrition
July 2, 2018
— Fewer Army recruits are now dropping out of initial military training, preventing the Army from wasting millions in training dollars, said the Army's senior enlisted advisor....
Authentic NCOs: Honest with themselves and their Soldiers
June 19, 2018
— From time to time the concept of "authenticity" emerges in any review of literature, especially since it was first used by Andrew Halpin in 1966. Authentic or genuine behavior is closely associated with an open-climate organization. In an open-climate organization, a leader's behavior is purposeful and real, while, as Halpin suggests, in a closed-climate organization behavior tends to be determined by role and appears almost ritualistic....
Back to Basics: big changes to Army recruit training
June 7, 2018
— The Army is in the midst of evaluating and improving how it creates Soldiers and ensuring recruits who graduate basic training are ready to tackle the responsibilities the Army will soon place upon them....
Soldier for Life: Soldiers should plan future before making transition
April 12, 2018
— Acquiring the transferable skills and experience doesn’t happen overnight. It does take years. Extended military service may just double or triple your employment options after you do separate....
Army secretary: basic training might be lengthened
April 5, 2018
— The Army wants Soldiers who complete basic combat training and advanced individual training to be ready to deploy “on day one” once they reach their units, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper. As such, the Army is considering lengthening training so that new Soldiers are better indoctrinated into Army culture and values, are physically fit, and technically and tactically more proficient, he said. ...
Army aims to match Soldiers' talents with best MOS
March 5, 2018
— The Army is working hard to determine Soldiers' knowledge, skills, abilities and preferences, and use those metrics to get the best military occupational fit for them, said Lt. Gen. Thomas C. Seamands, G-1 deputy chief of staff....
Fewer non-deployable Soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says
February 12, 2018
— The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations....