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May 2014 AUSA News

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You have to commit to training up front. You can never buy it back," said Lt. Gen. Joseph E. Martz, a top architect for the Army budget. Martz, military deputy for the budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management...
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Folks, I want to clarify my rationale for AUSA’s opposing the use of a commission to determine Army force structure. There are several reasons why I believe it is unnecessary, in addition to the rationale I expressed in my letter to congressional...
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Two recent hearings on Capitol Hill focused on pay and compensation proposals outlined in the fiscal 2015 defense budget request. Statements made by lawmakers would lead one to believe that Congress is not 100 percent on-board with some of the...
It’s a fact of life that the depth of budget reductions and the draconian way they are applied will affect military readiness and increase risk, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said March 7 on the PBS "Newshour" program. Gen. Martin E...
The life of a military spouse has about as many moving parts as a traveling carnival: juggling deployment cycles, the bumper cars of employment and continuing education, the fun house of keeping kids happy and, of course, the magician’s hat that...
The future of the Army and commercial industrial base as the Army nears the end of more than a dozen years of conflict was a topic of discussion during the 2014 Association of the U.S. Army Winter Symposium and Exposition. "The industrial base...
Driverless vehicles, 3-D printers used to resupply troops, more robots and unmanned aerial vehicles were some of the topics discussed by experts during the "Out of the Box Thinking – 2025 Requirements" panel discussion at the 2014 Association of the...
Anti-Access/Area Denial, or A2AD, sounds like it could be a new football zone defense. But, in fact, A2AD was fleshed out by a five-member panel, including Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command commander, at the AUSA Winter...
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Business leaders joined government officials for the panel discussion "Industrial Partnerships for Force 2025 and Beyond," at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala. "In order to fight and win...
Army and industry leaders addressed attracting top talent in the "Recruiting and Retaining our Future" panel discussion at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala.. "There are two ways to look at...
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Association of the United States Army (AUSA) officials announced March 27 that its 2015 Winter Symposium and Exposition will be held in Huntsville, Ala., at the Von Braun Center from March 31 to April 2, 2015. Huntsville was the site of this year’s...
Leaner but still mean – if not meaner – is the future of the Army in 2025 – and the time to prepare for that future force is now. "We have a consensus and an opportunity, and really a need, to move ahead very quickly as we look at Force 2025," said...
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It’s a warfighting domain that is ever-evolving and offers no easy answers for the fight, but is becoming amore important as the Army heads into the future. Experts from across the Army discussed the importance of and challenges associated with "...
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Lt. Gen. David Mann, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, spoke about the growing relevance and reliance of the Army’s space and missile defense capabilities at the Association of the U.S. Army Winter...
Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans from three wars – World War II, Korea and Vietnam – received upgrades to the highest military decoration for uncommon bravery and gallantry at a White House ceremony March 18. President Barack Obama presented...
Partnering is our past; it is our present and it’s our future," said Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), during her opening remarks on partnering with the Army. Partnering opportunities was just...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. I recently had the honor to attend the Army Women’s Foundation (AWF) Sixth Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Summit on...
Where do we invest to ensure that today’s fifth-grader, who in the decade of 2030-2040 will be a battalion commander, will have the tools they need to adapt once the nation commits the Army?" That was the question posed by Lt. Gen. Keith Walker,...
To prepare the Army for tomorrow, the seeds must be planted today, according to Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology. "We’re navigating a very challenging period for our Army – the drawdown [of]...
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AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare has recently released a new publication. "Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness: Building Resilience, Enhancing Performance" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, March 2014) discusses an Army program designed to ensure that...
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The U.S. Army Cadet Command has announced the eight winners of the MacArthur Awards for the school year 2012-2013. The award recognizes the eight schools, selected from among the 275 senior Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) units...
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Vision is a sense of the future. It is an imagined possibility, stretching beyond today’s capability, providing an intellectual bridge from today to tomorrow," Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA, Ret., president of the Association of the United States...
At what point does the Army become a hollow and ineffective fighting force if the drawdown and budget cuts continue? Army leaders were asked that question during a media roundtable at the Pentagon, March 5, just a day after the Army’s proposed...
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For many months I’ve written about the problems facing our Army and our members caused by the budget crisis – especially the dangers of sequestration to the Army and our soldiers and families. The ability of this Association to influence these...
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It is hearing season on the hill and AUSA has been active. In addition to AUSA President Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee in January which helped to successfully end the COLA cut for currently serving...