November 2011 AUSA News 

11/7/2011

Dempsey assumes chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen transferred responsibility as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during ceremonies at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Sept. 30.

11/7/2011

Dempsey to troops: ‘We’re powerful, versatile, responsive and resilient’

The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff outlined key themes for the military in a letter to the force released Oct. 1.

11/7/2011

Austin nominated as Army vice chief

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, serving as the commanding general, United States Forces – Iraq, since Sept. 1, 2010, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the Army’s 33rd vice chief of staff, succeeding Gen. Peter Chiarelli who has served in that position since August 2008.

11/7/2011

Sullivan to Obama: No military benefit cuts

On behalf of the 100,000 members of the Association of the United States Army, I write to express how deeply troubling it is to read proposals from your Office of Management and Budget that would place military health care and retirement benefits in the crosshairs of attempts to solve our nation’s fiscal crisis.

11/7/2011

Soldier, NCO of the Year honored

After five days of grueling contests, the 2011 Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year awards were presented to Pfc. Thomas M. Hauser and Sgt. Guy M. Mellor, respectively, during the Sergeant Major of the Army’s Best Warrior Competition Awards Luncheon at the 2011 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition.