Articles from ARMY Magazine, Headline News, and AUSA News on Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Mark Milley

Army to Form Command to Streamline Modernization

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Army to Form Command to Streamline Modernization

The Army plans to create a command aimed at streamlining Army modernization, top officials announced today.

The new command, the name and locale of which have not been disclosed, was announced by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley and Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition. The three-day event opened today at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Growing Resolve to Act on North Korean Threat

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Growing Resolve to Act on North Korean Threat

In an increasingly politically toxic world, there is bipartisan and international support for stopping North Korea’s nuclear threat.

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 19, President Donald Trump said North Korea’s “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.”

Milley: 'I Believe We Need a Larger Army'

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Milley: 'I Believe We Need a Larger Army'

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley says maintaining world order requires a bigger U.S. Army to maintain global stability.

The size of the Army “depends on what you want it to do,” Milley said in recent remarks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. World order “is under stress, intense stress, today,” Milley said. “It is under stress from revolutionaries, terrorists and guerillas. It is under stress from nation-states that don’t like the rules of the road that were written and want to revise those rules.”

CSA Milley Would Like 100,000 More Soldiers

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CSA Milley Would Like 100,000 More Soldiers

The Army chief of staff remains hopeful of growing the Total Force to more than 1.1 million soldiers, about 100,000 more than now authorized by law.

Testifying before a Senate panel, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the Army’s 39th chief of staff, said he’d like to see the Regular Army grow to 540,000 to 550,000 soldiers in the next decade, while the Army National Guard would grow to 350,000 to 355,000 and the Army Reserve would grow to 205,000 to 209,000.

War with North Korea Would Be 'Horrific'

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War with North Korea Would Be 'Horrific'

The Army chief of staff had a blunt assessment for Congress about a potential war with North Korea, saying it “would be horrific”

Preventing a Hollow Force Is Army’s Top Priority

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Preventing a Hollow Force Is Army’s Top Priority

Faced with a modest $5 billion increase in the 2018 budget, Army leaders are focusing on fully manning units rather than weapons modernization programs because their biggest worry is having a hollow force.

Army Would ‘Gladly Shed’ Excess Infrastructure

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Army Would ‘Gladly Shed’ Excess Infrastructure

April 7, 2017

The Army could get rid of up to $1 billion of excess infrastructure, saving money that could be used to improve failed or failing facilities, if Congress could only accept the idea of another round of base closings, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said.

Budget Standoff Threatens Army Growth

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Budget Standoff Threatens Army Growth

April 6, 2017

The Army’s efforts to grow could come to a screeching halt if it runs out of money for training the additional soldiers, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley warned Congress.

Stopgap Funding Hurts the Army, Nation

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Stopgap Funding Hurts the Army, Nation

April 5, 2017

Failure to enact a regular defense budget will hurt the Army and the nation, eroding combat readiness now and in the near future while delaying much needed weapons modernization, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley told Congress.

He also accused lawmakers of “professional malpractice” for continually failing to pass a full defense budget.