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June 2014 AUSA News

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The Army chief of staff told senators "tough" choices must be made in uncertain fiscal times, and up to 46 percent of active brigade combat teams might need to be cut if full sequestration hits in 2016. Gen. Ray Odierno testified before the Senate...
The Army needs another round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in 2017 to reduce excess infrastructure and optimize the force under budgetary constraints, said the Army’s assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment. "We are...
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The Army in Cyberspace" (National Security Watch, May 5, 2014) examines cyberspace and how the Army is developing cyberspace capabilities. After more than 12 years of war, the United States faces many difficult decisions in shaping the joint force...
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The Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees voted unanimously at its April 28 meeting to appoint Lt. Gen. Jerry Sinn, USA, Ret., as the Association’s vice president for finance and administration, to succeed Lt. Gen Thomas G...
For the first time since 1995, a team representing the 25th Infantry Division took home top honors at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. The two-soldier team – 2nd Lt. Michael Rose and 2nd Lt. John Bergman – were...
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Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. As we celebrate the Army’s 239th birthday I wanted to share with you another birthday celebration I had the honor to participate...
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) holds a unique position as the only air assault division in the world. As an air assault-focused unit, the division must be ready at a moment’s notice to plan, coordinate, and execute brigade-size air...
For the second time since a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, five years ago, President Barack Obama returned to the Army post April 9 to again pay tribute to soldiers cut down by one of their own. He offered condolences to the families of those...
The Army is restructuring from 510,000 active duty soldiers to 490,000 in a number of ways. Natural attrition through "end term of service" dates is one, but there are also programs to make sure quality soldiers stay in the Army. "We may have...
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The Association of the United States Army’s Council of Trustees re-elected five members to serve on the Association’s council – AUSA’s governing body. The council met April 28 at the Association’s national headquarters in Arlington, Va. Elected to...
The Association of the U.S. Army sponsored the second annual "Land Power in the Pacific" (LANPAC) Symposium and Exposition at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, April 8–10. The LANPAC symposium is a forum that brings together several key...
Secretary of the Army John McHugh swore in Brad R. Carson as the 31st Under Secretary of the Army, and Chief Management Officer of the Army, during an informal ceremony with family, friends and colleagues March 27 at the Pentagon. "Brad Carson has a...
Possible changes to military retirement benefits ranks as the number-one concern of Soldiers, the Army’s top enlisted member told senators. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Personnel...
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AUSA chapters and members are encouraged to submit proposed resolutions to the 2014 AUSA Resolutions Committee for consideration. Prior to the Association’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 13-15, 2014, committee members will review the...
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Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commander, talked to multinational Asia-Pacific allies and partners about the utilization of land forces to maintain stability and security in the region during the second annual Association of the United...
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The AUSA Council of Trustees approved the 2014 Resolutions Committee membership at its spring meeting. Lt. Col. Marc Jacobson, USAR, Ret., Redstone-Huntsville Chapter, was selected as the committee chairman. The committee will review and compile...
The mental health of our nation’s heroes is troubling, to say the least. It is manifested in the dire statistics we hear on a daily basis: Unemployment among post-9/11 veterans is habitually higher than the national average. Veterans experience...
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As a member-based professional association, AUSA annually solicits proposed resolutions from its membership. Throughout the spring and summer months individual members and chapters are invited to submit proposed resolutions aimed at enhancing the...
The 32nd Army chief of staff, Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., currently the president and chief executive officer of the Association of the United States Army, spent a day with the staff, faculty, students and family members of the U.S. Army...
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The most important thing author Bryan Bender learned while writing his recently released book, "You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First Century Soldier’s Mission to Bring Him Home," is that all Americans not...
Following an extensive national search, Dr. Rob Havers has been selected president of the George C. Marshall Foundation. Havers is the current executive director of The National Churchill Museum and vice president for the Churchill Institute at...
Region presidents and AUSA leaders met recently at the Association’s national headquarters. They are, left to right: Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, AUSA vice president, education; Lt. Gen. Jerry Sinn, AUSA vice president, finance and administration; Rance...