August 2013 AUSA NEWS 

8/1/2013 12:00 AM 

8/1/2013

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.

8/1/2013

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.

8/1/2013

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.

8/1/2013

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.

8/1/2013

‘Super parent’ takes charge of the family when spouse is deployed

Nearly everyone has heard the phrase "things were different back in my day" from someone older (and as they claim, wiser) at some point in their lives.