Legislative Delay Hurts Army Programs

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Legislative Delay Hurts Army Programs

Delays in passing the fiscal 2023 defense policy and funding legislation is adding to the Army’s problems.

The fiscal year began Oct. 1 with the Army and the rest of the federal government operating under a temporary funding resolution that has limited funds and does not allow for new programs to begin or for any major changes in existing programs.

Service Secretaries Pitch Joining Today’s Military

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Service Secretaries Pitch Joining Today’s Military

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth and the secretaries of the Navy and Air Force have written a joint pitch to encourage young people to join the military.

The Oct. 24 commentary published in The Wall Street Journal comes as all the services—but particularly the Army—are having problems meeting their recruiting goals. The Navy and Air Force made their fiscal year 2022 active duty enlisted recruiting targets, but the Army fell short by about 25%.

Leaders Urge Army Families to Seek Help, Support

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Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston answers a question during the Family Forum III - Senior Leaders Town Hall at the AUSA 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022.
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Leaders Urge Army Families to Seek Help, Support

Questions about mental health and access to behavioral health providers prompted a frank discussion with Army senior leaders at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.

Addressing a standing room-only, town hall-style forum with military families, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth gave her assurance that seeking help is “nothing to be ashamed about,” acknowledging that she has sought counseling during difficult times in her own life.

Recruit Prep Course Shows ‘Promising’ Results

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Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James McConville and Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston take questions during a press conference at AUSA 2022 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. (Mike Morones for AUSA)
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Recruit Prep Course Shows ‘Promising’ Results

Early results of a preparatory program for Army recruits “look pretty promising,” and the effort will soon be expanded if more progress is made, according to Army leaders.

“Depending on how that plays out in the next month or two, I think we will look at expanding that to some additional training sites, which would obviously help us,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said Oct. 10 during a press conference at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Exposition.

“The early results of [the program] look pretty promising,” she said.

Wormuth: Army ‘On the Right Track’

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Wormuth: Army ‘On the Right Track’

“I am confident we are on the right track,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said Oct. 10 at the opening ceremony of the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Exposition. 

Her second appearance as the keynote speaker at AUSA’s biggest event of the year was somber. “We are living in challenging times,” Wormuth said, noting that the Army faces “a wide and sobering range of national security threats.” 

Army Secretary Wormuth Kicks Off AUSA 2022

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AUSA Opening Ceremony
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Army Secretary Wormuth Kicks Off AUSA 2022

The first day of the largest annual land warfare exposition in North America features a keynote address by Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, the unveiling of the winners of the Army’s inaugural Best Squad Competition, and much more.

The Association of the U.S. Army’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Exposition is being held for the 19th time at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The three-day in-person event will take place Oct. 10–12 and feature more than 700 exhibits in five halls on both levels of the convention center.

Army Challenges Featured in Green Book Interviews

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Army Challenges Featured in Green Book Interviews

In her second year as Army secretary, Christine Wormuth faces many challenges, but she is also upbeat.

“I think the Army is in a good place,” Wormuth said in an interview in the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2022–2023 Green Book.

Army ‘Refocused Everything’ to Face Future Threats

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Army Secretary Christine Wormuth meets with soldiers.
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Army ‘Refocused Everything’ to Face Future Threats

On an increasingly complex and dangerous future battlefield, the Army must be able to see, act and react quickly and more persistently to maintain its edge over its adversaries, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said.

Wormuth: Army Must Learn from War in Ukraine

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Army Secretary Christine Wormuth visits troops in Europe.
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Wormuth: Army Must Learn from War in Ukraine

Lessons from the war in Ukraine could help the U.S. Army better prepare for the future battlefield, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said.

Speaking June 28 at the Royal United Services Institute’s 2022 Land Warfare Conference in London, Wormuth said the service is committed to learning with “humility and seriousness.”