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Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., president and CEO of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), has announced that Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, USA, Ret., has been appointed the AUSA senior director for membership effective Nov. 2 – a...
Defense-related legislation moves through Congress. Four pieces of vital legislation are shaping the Army’s future. Here is a rundown: Congress recently passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a measure that provides budget stability for two years...
The Army and the nation are grappling with cyber defense and cyber warfare as the information exposition makes it difficult to define future needs and capabilities, retired Army Gen. Keith Alexander said during an Army cyber forum sponsored by the...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldier’s professional organization. I had the opportunity to engage and speak with many noncommissioned officers and soldiers who attended this year’s AUSA Annual...
The institutional and operational Army must continue to adapt in a rapidly evolving cyber warfare environment, senior Army leaders said Nov. 10 at an Association of the U.S. Army Hot Topic forum on Army cyber. The professional development forum was...
The Army National Guard is considering increasing the minimum number of annual training days from the current 39, Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy said Nov. 18 at a breakfast sponsored by the Association of the U.S. Army’s Institute of Land Warfare...
Russia’s illegal seizure of Crimea and its backing of Ukrainian separatists are deliberate attempts to tear NATO and the European Union apart, the commander of Army Europe told attendees at a special presentation during the Association of the U.S...
If today’s – and tomorrow’s – Army is to retain its tactical edge, its installations must make the best possible use of all available resources. That was the message of AUSA’s Contemporary Military Forum on resilient Army installations convened at...
Talent management is essential for getting the right people in the right place, at the right time, for any Army job – but especially for cyber, an Army manpower leader said. "Cyber poses an existential threat to our existence. They’ve got to get [...
In combat, the U.S. military aims to "find, fix and finish" the enemy, but in its increasingly organized role in securing the U.S. southwest border, the military must be more restrained. "We can find and fix, but law enforcement must finish," said...
With approximately nine months remaining on the job as the top enlisted soldier in the Army National Guard, Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk Conley said he remains focused on his short list of priorities as he anticipates the end of his tour. Conley spoke...
Leader development is important to ensure the Army’s success in a complex world, emphasized officials during the 2015 Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition. Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commanding general, U.S. Army...
The inaugural event in the Association of the U.S. Army’s Conference and Event Center was a lecture by a British author and Middle East scholar who warned the U.S. is overly concerned with battling Islamic militants and not concerned enough about...
For many vendors and government agencies the Homeland Security Pavilion is the best place to connect with potential customers at the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting
AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) has recently released a new publication, "Enabling Reserve Component Readiness to Ensure National Security" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, September 2015). The paper discusses how the Total Army – active, guard and...
With all the external security threats facing the United States, the importance of Mexico to U.S. national security often is overlooked. But the trafficking of drugs and people across the southern border can include people who pose a security threat...
For military families, resilience means admitting when you can’t do it alone, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Rosemary Williams said. "We need to send the message that the military families show their...
During a question-and-answer period at an Institute of Land Warfare Contemporary Military Forum on how the government and industry can balance their essential perspectives and priorities, held during the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting, representatives of...
During 14 years of war, the Army’s Special Operations Forces (SOF) and conventional forces have been forced to work closely together.