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

‘Profession of Arms’ highlights Annual Meeting

"America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation" ™ – the theme of the Association of the United States Army’s 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition – A Professional Development Forum – will set the tone for speeches, industry and military exhibits and special presentations from senior Defense Department and Army leaders on subjects relating to the Army’s fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – while transforming to the brigade-centric Modular Force.