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During the downsizing of our force, we must develop our leadership effectively. Individual responsibility will be higher in a smaller Army, but that doesn’t mean we will do less. We must look at different ways to accomplish the Army mission.
DAVID G. PERKINS
General, U.S. Army
Commanding
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JAN. 14, 2015VOL. 4, NO. 2
COMING YOUR WAY SOON
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The TRADOC News Center, scheduled to launch Jan. 27, is a news blog updated each day with the latest news covering topics about Army training and education, the latest capabilities and insightful perspectives on the future of America's Army.

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NEWS ACROSS THE COMMAND
Why innovation matters to the Army
Unified Quest Symposium: Why innovation matters to the Army

Even in the face of drawdowns and budget challenges, the Army must continue to think of new and better ways to improve the force, and that's exactly what participants were asked to do during the Unified Quest Innovation Symposium Jan. 13-15.

First Women to Attend Ranger Course
Army announces female Soldiers to attend Ranger school

The Army announced Jan. 15 female Soldiers will be allowed to attend the Army's Ranger course and possibly earn the coveted Ranger tab. A few women who may attend the Ranger course this spring began a 16-day Ranger Training Assessment Course.

U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence
ICoE program leverages support during humanitarian operation

"The Liberian mission demonstrates the flexibility of the DCGS-A program in supporting a myriad of Joint Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational mission sets our commanders face in today's complex world," said Maj. Gen. Bob Ashley, ICoE CG.

CAC Commander Speaks to SHARP Students
Lt. Gen. Brown notes sexual assault as 'insider threat' to the force

"This problem of sexual assault and sexual harassment is absolutely an insider threat to our military," said Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown. "Trust is the most important thing in our Army, and this tears at the very fabric of our Army team."

Army Instructors
Army instructors prepare Soldiers, leaders with skills for success

Army instructors have a challenging and rewarding responsibility - to prepare today's Soldiers and future leaders. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command instructors train and educate about 500,000 Soldiers and leaders annually.

Getting better: 128th Aviation brigade improves facilities, training
Getting better: 128th Aviation Brigade improves facilities, training

As Aviation evolves, so must the maintenance facilities and training aids that go along with it. Russell Hall, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence deputy to the commanding general visited the 128th Aviation Brigade at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Jan. 8.

Army is focusing on developing Soldiers as its best defense
Army focusing on developing Soldiers as its best defense

Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, Army Combined Arms Center, commanding general, visited Fort Sill, Jan. 20, to discuss the Army's greatest asset, its Soldiers, and how the "human dimension" is vital to combating current and future conflicts.

US Army Officials: Field Ultralight Vehicles Quickly
Troops want Army officials to field ultralight vehicles quickly

The Maneuver Center of Excellence is seeking the approval of senior Army acquisition officials for a plan to choose from readily available vehicles and field some 300 of them to the service's global response force, under the 18th Airborne Corps.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers looks to Army ROTC for future partnership
ROTC partnership may increase future college science majors

For Khanh Vu, director of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, one man's mission to have an impact on the next generation of leaders has led him to view the Army as an opportunity to develop more leaders among the Asian heritage community.