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October 2015 AUSA News

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The Army hasn’t shifted from a long-held doctrine of avoiding fair fights, but keeping a combat edge requires faster innovation, according to Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, one of the Army’s top thinkers and innovators. The Army Capabilities Integration...
Continued freedom in America requires a continued commitment to maintaining strong, equipped, well-led and well-trained ground forces, the Army’s 39th chief of staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley, said. "There are many who think wars only can be won from...
With Congress due to return facing just 10 legislative days before the start of the fiscal year, President Barack Obama has taken pre-emptive action to set the 2016 military raise at 1.3 percent. Pentagon leaders are warning about the potential for...
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will receive the 2015 George Catlett Marshall Medal, the highest award presented by the Association of the United States Army. Awarded annually to an individual who has exhibited selfless service to the...
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he General Creighton W. Abrams Medal for exceptional service to the United States Army is awarded to Gen. William F. "Buck" Kernan, USA, Ret. Upon completion of Officer Candidate School in 1968, Kernan was commissioned a second lieutenant of...
The Association of the United States Army selected Sgt. Blagoy Pogoncheff, his wife Stacie, and their three children – Kelbie, Kialie and Andon – to receive the 2015 AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes an...
Lt. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, USA, Ret., AUSA vice president for education, has been reappointed to a three-year term on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Advisory Council. Swan joined AUSA in 2012 after a 35-year Army career. An Iraq...
President Barack Obama has nominated Patrick J. Murphy to be the next under secretary of the Army, a post currently held by Acting Under Secretary Eric Fanning. The office was assumed by Fanning, July 6, after Brad Carson became the acting under...
Next summer we will mark the 100th Anniversary of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), and I’m both impressed with and proud of the many accomplished and superior leaders we have commissioned for all of the Army components. Not only has...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. This year we recognize a great noncommissioned officer and former sergeant major selected as our 2015 Sergeant Major of the Army...
The Association of the U.S. Army mourns the death of retired Army Sergeant 1st Class Ron Taylor, president of the Association’s Fourth Region covering Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. A senior vice president with Fort Hood National Bank,...
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For the first two women who earned the Ranger tab, attending the Ranger School was all about honing leadership skills and being better leaders for the Army. 1st Lt. Shaye L. Haver and Capt. Kristen M. Griest, both graduates of the U.S. Military...
The 2015-2016 issue of ARMY Magazine’s Green Book takes a close look at the accomplishments and challenges facing the U.S. Army as changing world events see force structure getting smaller although more than 45,000 soldier remain deployed. Included...
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The Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land Warfare has released two new publications. "The U.S. Army’s Expeditionary Mission Command Capability: Winning in a Complex World" (Torchbearer Issue Paper, Sept. 2015) states the...
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Walter Kaye, civilian aide to the secretary of the Army for New York South, died on July 26. He was 96. Kaye was appointed civilian aide in April 1995 and was named emeritus by the U.S. Army in 2005. He was also chairman emeritus of Kaye Insurance...