The Army’s most valuable asset is not weaponry or any material goods, but character, retired Gen. David Perkins said at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.
Tough lessons on failures in leadership and the importance of seizing the momentum in battle were some of the issues discussed on an Oct. 9 staff ride hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.
Retired Gen. Raymond Odierno, the former Army chief of staff who commanded U.S. forces in Iraq, died Oct. 8. He was 67.
A native of Rockaway, New Jersey, Odierno, known for his tall, imposing frame, was a 1976 West Point graduate who commissioned as a field artillery officer. During more than 37 years of Army service, he commanded units at every echelon, from platoon to theater, and served in Germany, Albania, Kuwait, Iraq and across the U.S.
Army Secretary Christine Wormuth has a pragmatic side that helps guide her as the 25th person to hold the post.
While major operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have ended, the Army continues to be on a high operational pace and is “more ready than we have ever been,” Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston said.
“We’re not 250,000 soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan like we were in 2006 and , but we are still extremely busy doing the missions that we’ve been asked to do for our country,” Grinston said Sept. 30 during a call with media hosted by the Defense Writers Group, part of the Project for Media and National Security at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Since his first day on the job more than two years ago, Army Chief of Staff Gen.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston is going back to the basics.
The year ahead for the Army National Guard promises to be as demanding as it’s been for the past two years, when soldiers responded to
The chief of the U.S.
The Army’s ability to grow and develop leaders gives the service a critical advantage over its adversaries, a senior Army leader said.
“We generate leaders … better than anyone we’re going to fight,” said Lt. Gen. James Rainey, the deputy Army chief of staff for operations. “I believe that the fact that our Army is manned by an all-volunteer force, people that chose to do something with their life … and are fighting for something that they believe in, I think that's a huge advantage.”