March 2014 AUSA NEWS  

2/28/2014 12:00 AM 

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Sullivan to Congress: Under-age 62 COLA cut is ‘unnecessary’ and ‘wrong’

The president of the Association of the United States Army, Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., testified Jan. 28 before the full Senate Armed Services Committee on the under-62 military retiree Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) cut and on military retirement compensation in general.


Odierno: The Army is moving ahead to shape future and prevent conflicts

The Army chief of staff said contrary to what many people may think, the Army has been doing anything but slowing down and becoming stagnant, despite cash flow and end-strength issues.


Organizations join to deter and prevent CBRN attacks

AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has released a new publication. "Defending the Homeland: The Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Response Enterprise" (Torchbearer National Security Report, February 2014) discusses five unique organizational structures divided among federal and National Guard forces – each with a distinct role – that offer commanders scalable response options for chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) events.


Christopher M. Chadwick is elected to AUSA’s Council of Trustees

The Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees elected Christopher M. Chadwick to serve on the Association’s council – AUSA’s governing body.


Command Sgt. Maj. William T. Mixon – airborne soldier – dies at 85

Command Sgt. Maj. William T. Mixon, USA, Ret., died Jan. 18 in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the Veterans Administration Hospital.