Partnerships With Academia Give Military an Edge

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Partnerships With Academia Give Military an Edge

Maintaining a relationship between the U.S. military and higher education is key to preserving democracy, said Gen. Bob Brown, president and CEO of the Association of the U.S. Army. 

Speaking April 6 during an event hosted by the University of North Georgia’s Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies, Brown said a “close, productive relationship” between the two entities “is really essential to our democratic way of life.”

GWC Educational Scholarship Program 2022

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GWC Educational Scholarship Program 2022

The George Washington Chapter AUSA 2022 Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that we are accepting DIGITAL applications for this year’s scholarship program now through Friday, 13 May 2022 at [email protected].  The digital scholarship application consists of 4 elements: 1. a short letter to the chapter on why you are applying/deserving of a scholarship,2. Transcripts, 3. Letter of Recommendation and 4. Membership Information (if you are not a member, the membership that you are using to apply.

 

West Point, Cadet Command Leaders Discuss Race, Diversity

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West Point, Cadet Command Leaders Discuss Race, Diversity

The Association of the U.S. Army is continuing its discussion on racial issues and diversity in the Army with a panel that includes senior leaders from West Point and Army Cadet Command.

The discussion, part of The AUSA Noon Report webinar series, begins at noon Eastern Sept. 2. The event is free, but registration is required here.

Division Artillery Gives Army ‘Clear Advantage’

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Division Artillery Gives Army ‘Clear Advantage’

Control of field artillery battalions needs to change in the Army in order to dominate during large-scale combat operations, argues a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army.

The paper, titled “Massed Fires, Not Organic Formations: The Case for Returning Field Artillery Battalions to the DIVARTY,” describes the advantages of having field artillery battalions controlled by a division artillery headquarters—or DIVARTY—instead of brigade combat teams.

AUSA Paper: Developing Principled Leaders Takes Time

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AUSA Paper: Developing Principled Leaders Takes Time

A new paper by the Association of the U.S. Army calls for a renewed focus on leader development strategies that place less burden on “self-development” and more emphasis on shared responsibility.

Army professionals are shaped by the “three Cs”—character, competence and commitment—but this approach falls short, authors Maj. Chaveso Cook and Capt. Alison Aman write.

“The problem with these assumptions is that they place an inappropriately excessive burden on service members for their own self-development,” the paper says.

Playing Cards Help Soldiers ID Adversaries’ Weapons

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Playing Cards Help Soldiers ID Adversaries’ Weapons

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has released more than 90,000 sets of playing cards as a unique tool to help soldiers learn to identify enemy vehicles and weapons.

The “Worldwide Equipment Identification” cards, which display items including tanks, rocket launchers and air defense systems from China, Russia and Iran, are available to all soldiers regardless of rank or unit designation.

Military Parents Go ‘Above and Beyond’ for Education

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Military Parents Go ‘Above and Beyond’ for Education

A recent survey of active-duty service members and spouses found military parents “go above and beyond” to support their children’s education.

According to the survey, active-duty military parents are twice as likely as civilian parents to pay for tutoring. They’re also more likely to pay for before- or after-school care services and transportation, take out a new loan, or move closer to a school to support their children’s education.