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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
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SEPT. 17, 2014VOL. 3, NO. 37
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Perkins discusses Army Operating Concept
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The Army is asking for female volunteers to possibly attend a Ranger course in the spring. A final decision will be made in January on whether or not to actually conduct the one-time assessment, officials said.

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NEWS ACROSS THE COMMAND
Brown: Soldiers should be trained like elite athletes
Brown: Soldiers should be trained like elite athletes

As football season kicks off, the public is focusing on favorite teams and athletes and making predictions. That same focus needs to be on "our Soldier-athletes," perhaps even more so, said Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, commander, Combined Arms Center.

McMaster busts myths of future warfare
McMaster busts myths of future warfare

Americans and their leaders all too often wear rose-tinted glasses when it comes to assessing future warfare, said the deputy commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command for Futures and director, Army Capabilities Center.

Do-It-Yourself Simulators Speeding Up Army Training
TBOC creates realistic exercises in 'legit' operational environments

A new generation of simulation software is promising to put more control into the hands of trainers, who can create their own computer-based exercises in a matter of hours. TRADOC tasked the training brain operations center to create an exercise-design tool.

50th anniversary of Drill Sergeant School gets commandant to look back
Commandant reflects on 50th anniversary of Drill Sergeant School

Looking back, Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian pretty much knew from day one he wanted to be a drill sergeant. His life has come full circle from a recruit at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in 1984, to head of the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School.

Drill Sergeants, AIT Platoon Sergeants of the Year announced
Drill Sergeants, AIT Platoon Sergeants of the Year announced

The final day of the 2014 Drill Sergeant and AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year competitions began with the nominees going through a formal board, and ended with the announcement of the winners.

Civilian Acculturation: Familiarizing new hires with Army culture, mission
Pilot program familiarizing new hires to Army culture, mission

As part of the Army Civilian Workforce Transformation Program, the Army launches the Army Civilian Acculturation pilot program at several installations to better integrate new Civilian employees into the Department of the Army.

From the Field: NCOs and their effectiveness as teachers
NCOs and their effectiveness as teachers

Delivering instruction and training is at the heart of the NCO’s role in the Army. In this article, the author discusses the "Seven Cs" that show how a good teacher is synoymous with a good NCO.

80th Training Command instructors visit Canadian counterparts
80th Training Command instructors visit Canadian counterparts

When it comes to innovation and improving the quality of military instruction, sometimes it helps to think outside the box, or even the country. That's the thinking behind the 101st Brigade Engineer's push establishing a long-term instructor exchange with Canadians.

Soldier loses 107 pounds, becomes TRADOC Soldier of the Year, competes for Army title
Journey proves 'no small feat' for TRADOC's top Soldier

For Spc. Joshua Roberts, the journey to become the 2014 TRADOC's Soldier of the Year was by no means a small feat. Roberts' journey began two years ago, where it took almost 12 months to lose enough weight to even join the military.