September 2011 AUSA News  

                                                                                  

9/1/2011

Shalikashvili, former JCS chair, dies

Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, USA, Ret., former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and supreme allied commander Europe, died July 23 at Madigan Army Medical Center, Wash., after fighting a long battle against complications from a stroke he suffered in 2004. He was 75.

9/1/2011

Joint force key to future, Dempsey testifies

Work ahead for the U.S. military includes completing current conflicts and preparing for an uncertain future, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee July 26.

9/1/2011

Odierno concerned about budget cuts

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, July 21, as part of the confirmation process for his nomination as the next Army chief of staff.

9/1/2011

New SecDef visits Iraq, Afghanistan

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta meets with troops at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan, July 10. He told troops that the work they were doing will impact the future of the Middle East.

9/1/2011

CSM Roberts – ‘larger than life’ NCO – dies

Command Sgt. Maj. Eddie Roberts, USA, Ret., suffered an apparent heart attack July 6 while driving between home and work. All efforts to revive him failed and he died without regaining consciousness.