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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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OCT. 1, 2014VOL. 3, NO. 39
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Should sequestration resume in fiscal year 2016, "it will be very difficult for us to lead around the world. Fiscal year 2016 is a breaking point," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, adding, "I'm not seeing peace breaking out around the world in [2016]."

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NEWS ACROSS THE COMMAND
Army’s doctrine chief: Expect the unexpected
Army’s doctrine chief: Expect the unexpected

Though reluctant to reduce military training to a bumper sticker, the Army’s top doctrine commander chose “win in a complex world” as the most succinct expression of his approach to future warfare preparations.

Women in Ranger School: New details, application deadlines
Women in Ranger School: New details, application deadlines

Female Soldiers have until Dec. 1 to volunteer to attend Ranger School this spring as part of an assessment to determine whether and how to open combat arms military occupational specialties to women.

Army's New Cyber Center Aims To Build Top-Notch Cyber Forces
Army's new cyber center aims to build top-notch cyber forces

"What we're going to have to do is make sure that at the end of this, we don't have three very exquisite and expensive stovepipes... We're going to converge some things; we're going to change some things both on the intel side and on the signal side.

Army implements new self-awareness program for commanders
Army implements new self-awareness program for commanders

"The Commander 360, or CDR360, is a new leader development program intented to leverage 360-degree assessment feedback to enhance leadership growth and increase rater involvement in the development process.

Army issues call for more drill sergeants
Army issues call for more drill sergeants

After 527 hours of running, marching, shooting and studying, Staff Sgt. Jared Allen stood at attention as he received his coveted drill sergeant identification badge. “When I was a kid, I needed direction, I needed a mentor, I needed an example of who I wanted to be.”

Get there faster, stay longer: AH-64E changes way Apaches fight
Get there faster, stay longer: AH-64E changes way Apaches fight

Soldiers from the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence participated in the AH-64E Lot 4 Follow-on Test and Evaluation with the latest version of the world's premier attack helicopter Aug. 4-14 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Ready, resilient course orientates Fort Leonard Wood leadership
Fort Leonard Wood leaders receive ready, resilient orientation

A Ready and Resilient Orientation Course for brigade and battalion level leadership, sponsored by the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, was held Sept. 16 in Thurman Hall.

New NCOER to more accurately assess Soldiers' performance
New NCOER to more accurately assess Soldiers' performance

On Aug. 1, the secretary of the Army approved the new Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report. Implementation will be in September 2015. The new NCOER will come out in five phases: inform, educate, train, roll-out and after-action review.

Trainability: Accomplishing missions, not pressing buttons
Trainability: Accomplishing missions, not pressing buttons

An Army organization is working to help Soldiers concentrate on accomplishing their missions rather than focusing on buttonology. Buttonology describes Soldiers' difficulties learning how to press the right buttons in operating systems.