Sergeant Major of the Army Fights for Dual-Service Couples
The top enlisted members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps are asking congressional negotiators to drop a Senate-passed plan that would reduce housing allowances for dual-military couples. The change, part of an overhaul of military compensation, would reduce Pentagon spending by $77 billion in 2016 and by $1.7 billion over five years, but the savings would come out of the pockets of service members married to other service members.
Milley: Army Forced to Cut Size to Cut Risk
The Army is forced to cut its size because limited funds make it impossible to balance force size with modernization needs and combat readiness, Gen. Mark A. Milley said Tuesday as the Senate considered his nomination to be the next Army chief of staff.
Milley Confirmation Hearing Set for Tuesday
The nomination for the next Army Chief of Staff will be taken up Tuesday morning by the Senate Armed Services Committee, with hopes for a full Senate vote to confirm Gen. Mark A. Milley as the Army’s top officer before Congress takes a month-long recess.