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December 2012 AUSA News

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In accepting the Association of the United States Army’s highest award, the George Catlett Marshall Medal for service to the nation, former Secretary of State James Baker said, "The number one threat [facing the United States] is our economic and...
While the Army continues to ensure its nearly 60,000 soldiers in Afghanistan are trained and equipped for their combat mission, it also must prepare for a changing and uncertain future during a time of fiscal austerity, Gen. Raymond Odierno, the...
Reacting to criticism of some expensive government conferences that has resulted in limited participation at this year’s Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, the Army’s two top leaders on Monday, Oct. 22, strongly...
The Army’s top leaders stressed the need to maintain a balance between the active and reserve components during a time of declining budgets, while emphasizing their commitment to the Total Army. Army Secretary John McHugh and Gen. Raymond Odierno,...
The Association of the United States Army, in conjunction with the National Guard Association of the United States and the Reserve Officers Association, presented the annual Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award to units from the Army National Guard and the U...
By the time you read this, American citizens will have elected a president to serve for the next four years and a new Congress. Regardless of who wins, AUSA will work with the new administration and the new Congress to educate them about the needs...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has recently released two new publications. The first, "Capability Set Production and Fielding: Enhancing the U.S. Army’s Combat Effectiveness" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, October 2012), explores the iterative process...
The Army must continue to address challenges abroad and internally, according to the Army vice chief of staff, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III. Speaking Oct. 22 during the Sergeant Major of the Army Awards Luncheon at the Association of the United States...
Twenty-four of the Army’s finest warriors converged at Fort Lee, Va., to engage in a fast-paced and intense battle against themselves and each other as participants of the premier soldier skills competition. The event, officially called the...
The hard-won experience the Army gained over the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan will help the service adapt to the new security environment of the upcoming decades, Ashton Carter, deputy secretary of defense, said. Carter noted that the Army...
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said he believes the Army has drifted away from educating soldiers about energy conservation. Chandler spoke Oct. 23 at the "Enhancing Mission Effectiveness Through Power and Energy Advancements"...
The Army civilian workforce grew by about 50,000 since the terrorist attacks of 2001, and like their uniformed colleagues, the workforce faces cuts. Speaking Oct. 24, Jay Aronowitz, director of civilian personnel in the Army’s Office of the Deputy...
Preparing soldiers for the Army of 2020 means restructuring a critical link in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System.
In a town hall meeting with Army spouses, the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno reiterated the Army’s commitment financially to do everything possible to find the right programs to help families deal with the complexities of soldier life. "We’re...
Spc. Saral Shrestha and Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna were selected as the 2012 Soldier of the Year and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, respectively, after competing in a grueling Army-wide Best Warrior Competition. The winners were announced on...
With over 30,000 registered runners, the 28th Army Ten-Miler took place Oct. 22 at the Pentagon, the day before the 2012 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. The first male runner to cross the finish line, Tesfaye...
The vaunted U.S. government "pivot" to Asia is in fact a return to normal for the Army, with its long history in the region, Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC), said. Although the nation and the...
The Army has no intention of returning to "tiered readiness" as it winds down operations in Afghanistan and looks to its future, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command told Association of the United States...
The U.S. military is a learning and growing entity, and young officers must be flexible enough to lead their organizations, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told ROTC cadets Oct. 22. Gen. Carter F. Ham spoke at the Association of the U.S. Army’s...
The Army is looking to improve its professionalism, specifically through defining clear parameters for standards and discipline, according to Sgt. Maj. David Stewart. Stewart, who spoke Oct. 23 during the Sergeant Major of the Army’s Professional...
Whether someone absorbs a hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) or a charging linebacker, the effect can be devastating on the human brain. Knowing that, researchers from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Natick...