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November 2012 AUSA News

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James A. Baker III, a former secretary of state, secretary of the treasury and White House chief of staff, will receive the 2012 George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest award presented by the Association of the United States Army. Awarded...
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey thinks one of the most important questions military leaders need to answer is how to best adapt changes to strategy to match changes in the world. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke Sept. 20 at the...
As the Army transitions away from wartime commitments, what should the strategic focus be for future challenges and what will the Army of tomorrow and beyond look like? These questions were discussed during the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine...
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While Congress knows in early January that the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, again no appropriations bills have been sent to the president nor has a defense authorization bill been sent to the president. That of course means that federal agencies...
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley spent much of his first few weeks as commanding general of the Army Reserve Command outlining his guidance for the Army Reserve. Since taking command, Talley has shared his "Rally Point 32" guidance with Army Reserve...
The 2012 recipient of the Sergeant Major of the Army William G. Bainbridge Medal for Exceptional Service to the Noncommissioned Officer Corps is Sgt. 1st Class Ron Taylor, USA, Ret. Ron, from Thomasville, Ga., retired from active duty with over two...
The Association of the United States Army Family Programs Directorate has selected Capt. William Mendelsohn and family, 224th Sustainment Brigade, California Army National Guard, to receive the 2012 AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award. The award...
More than 200 cadets from Indiana Public Schools’ Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps trained at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center July 9-14 in the annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge. The program, held at Camp Atterbury for over...
Abrams Medal The General Creighton W. Abrams Medal for exceptional service to the United States Army is awarded to Maj. Gen. Frederic J. Raymond, Florida Army National Guard, Ret. Raymond served more than 30 years in the Army before retiring in 2001...
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Nine scholarships to deserving Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets will be presented at the Association of the United States Army’s 2012 Annual Meeting and Exposition during the ROTC luncheon for cadets, cadre personnel and invited guests. The...
Featured on the cover of the 2012-2013 ARMY Magazine Green Book is Sgt. 1st Class Marc Westenbarger, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, as he participated in the first annual Best Tanker Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., in May. The...
Nine of the Army’s very best noncommissioned officers gathered recently at Fort Eustis, Va., to compete in this year’s AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition. This elite group underwent physical and mental challenges designed to test their...
Eight Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from colleges and universities around the country took part in Cadet Troop Leader Training with the 212th Combat Support Hospital in Miesau, Germany, for several weeks this summer. Their training...
Prior to 2001, the Army had not incorporated cultural curriculum and guidance into its general preparation and training.
As the U.S. Army continues to face challenges as it draws down and changes its missions in Iraq and Afghanistan – following the longest conflict the United States has fought with an all-volunteer force – America’s Army remains in the forefront of...
Enlisted soldiers who may have an interest in furthering their Army careers by becoming commissioned officers can learn more by exploring U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Green-to-Gold option, an in-service recruitment program to attract junior soldiers...
Addressing the 266 George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award winners, then-Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, deputy U.S Army Materiel (AMC) commander, who has since been promoted to general and AMC commander, framed an important theme that was revisited many times...
AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare recently released a new publication titled "U.S. Army Operational Testing and Evaluation: Laying the Foundation for the Army of 2020" (Torchbearer National Security Report, October 2012). The report explores the...
While typical cadets run, jump and work together during the Leadership Development and Assessment Course (LDAC), Reserve Officers’ Training Corps nursing students put in IVs, give medication and work late nights in the ER inside Madigan Army Medical...
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AUSA on the Hill . The AUSA director of government affairs, Bill Loper, and other representatives from various military and veterans’ associations were invited to a recent roundtable meeting hosted by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Joined by...
Like an athletic team in the clutch, there’s something about the fourth quarter that elevated Saint Thomas Academy from a great academic team to a super one. Whatever "it" is – adrenaline, fear of losing or easier questions – "it" helped the...