September 2013 AUSA NEWS 

9/1/2013 12:00 AM 




Brooks promoted to general, takes command of U.S. Army Pacific

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presided over the U.S. Army Pacific change-of-command "Flying V" ceremony from Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski to Gen. Vincent K. Brooks on Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.


Odierno to graduates: ‘It’s the best NCO Corps in the world’

As the graduates respond "All In" to Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, family members watch in anticipation for the word: "Congratulations."


Hagel to Congress – Sequestration threatens readiness, soldier compensation

A letter from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to the Senate Armed Services Committee leadership outlined some of the current effects sequestration is having on the department as well as summarized the department’s initial contingency plan for fiscal 2014 if sequestration continues and the department is hit with a $52 billion budget cut.


Stover, McCaffrey named 2013 Drill Sergeants of the Year

This great Association chapter hosted me along with representatives from command for a visit, June 27-28, where I had the opportunity to have breakfast with the post’s senior leadership, current and past, and talk about the challenges facing our soldiers, families and our Army.


Army announces topics for AUSA Contemporary Military Forums

The Army has announced the topics and invited lead speakers for the nine Contemporary Military Forums scheduled for the 2013 Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 21 – 23, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation’s capital.