August 2013 AUSA NEWS 

8/1/2013 12:00 AM 


Council makes recommendations to Chief of Staff, Sgt. Maj. of the Army

Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace, Jr., USA, Ret., and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, USA, Ret., the co-chairs of the Army Chief of Staff’s Retiree Council, met April 26 with Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III to discuss the concerns of the 1 million-strong retired community and to offer retirees’ continued support to the Army.


Hagel revises Joint Ethics Regulation regarding gifts to E-6 and below

Expediency is rarely associated with government bureaucracy. Yet expeditious action is exactly what Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel provided after meeting at the Pentagon with representatives from veterans and military service organizations, among them the Association of the United States Army’s Assistant Director of Retiree Affairs Sgt. Maj. Leroy Bussells, USA, Ret.


Military’s war on sexual assault, sexual harassment must be won now

A bright light has been shown on a problem that has lurked in the shadows of our Army for too long.

The problem is sexual harassment and sexual assault, and a series of sexual assault cases across the military services has highlighted its magnitude to the American public and our Congress.


Odierno tells Congress sexual assault, harassment will not be tolerated

Sexual assault and harassment are serious problems the Army is vigorously addressing, said the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno.


Army brigade combat teams are reduced from 45 to 33

The Army announced June 25 that 10 brigade combat teams based in the United States are slated to be reorganized by the end of Fiscal Year 2017.