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September 2014 AUSA News

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Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson posed 10 questions, dealing with the size and composition of the Army, modernization and readiness. The Army’s 31st under secretary, who has been in office a little more than four months, spoke to members of...
The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) hosted a reception and cake cutting ceremony celebrating the 96th Birthday of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps on July 14. Senior members of the Army Warrant Officer Corps and senior leaders from...
Soldiers and leaders filled the bleachers at historic Palm Circle as Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addressed the audience during a town hall meeting in late June. Dempsey’s trip to U.S. Army Pacific’s headquarters at...
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In addition to my recent testimony before Congress about the need to end sequestration now and about military personnel issues, both AUSA vice president Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, USA, Ret., and I have met with the congressionally-created Military...
The Army wants to put the right people in the right jobs at the right time – especially with shrinking budgets and manpower, and an uncertain global security environment. But, does it do that very well? Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno...
Trusted Professionals – Today and Tomorrow," the theme of the Association of the United States Army’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition, will set the tone for speeches, industry and military exhibits, and special presentations from senior Defense...
Greetings from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), our Army’s and our soldiers’ professional organization. I had the honor to accompany Gen. Carter Ham, USA, Ret., former U.S. Africa Command commander and AUSA’s newest senior fellow,...
Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes on July 22, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan...
The value of serving in the unit and in combat resides in the relationships we have with people. It doesn’t reside in the medals," said former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts. Pitts was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a White...
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President’s Club (Chapters attaining membership goal 12, 11 or 10 months) Gold (12 out of 12) Arizona Territorial Arsenal of Democracy Capital District of New York Captain Meriwether Lewis Carlisle Barracks – Cumberland Valley Central Ohio...
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As I report seemingly endlessly, the regular defense authorization and appropriation legislation are moving forward in both houses of Congress in fits and starts, but time is beginning to run out if Congress is to avoid the use of continuing...
In August 6, 2011, the Taliban shot down a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, call sign Extortion 17, carrying a Special Operations Forces (SOF) team of 30 American warriors and a military working dog, along with seven Afghan commandos and a...
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It was a historic performance for U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooters at the National Rifle Association National Pistol Championship as Service Pistol Team members took the top three positions out of 656 competitors. Staff Sgt. Patrick Franks...
In July, AUSA and the Army lost a great friend and supporter. Former Secretary of the Army Martin R. Hoffman died of cancer on July 14. After completing a degree in English literature at Princeton University in 1954, he enlisted in the Army. He was...