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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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OCT. 29, 2014VOL. 3, NO. 43
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Lt. Gen. McMaster discusses the AOC
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SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT
THE HEADLINER
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Empowerment is a two-way street between subordinates and supervisors, said Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

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NEWS ACROSS THE COMMAND
ROTC cadets to lead in increasingly complex world
ROTC cadets to lead in increasingly complex world

The Army is training the officers of tomorrow to face the challenges of an increasingly complex world. Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets will be the leaders in those conflicts of the future, said Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs.

Army considering major changes for recruiting
Virtual recruiting a potential change for Recruiting Command

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is considering a number of dramatic changes to help deal with what it perceives as an extremely challenging recruiting environment in coming years. Possible changes were outlined during the annual AUSA conference.

DoD official says DLIFLC the premier foreign language provider
DoD official says DLIFLC the premier foreign language provider

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Jessica L. Garfola Wright, says that the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center is the premier language provider to the Department of Defense.

Sill cadre saves life; receives Soldier's Medal
Field Artillery School cadre saves life; receives Soldier's Medal

There are some dates that we remember all our lives, and for Staff Sgt. Jon King, C Company, 434th Field Artillery Detachment, April 14 is one those. On that day, he saved not only his own life, but the life of a Fort Sill Basic Combat Training Soldier.

Upgrades 'new normal' for armor in uncertain budget environment
Upgrades 'new normal' for armor in uncertain budget environment

The Army made the "difficult decision that it could do more good investing across the entire formation rather than in a specific vehicle," said Brig. Gen. David Bassett, program executive officer for ground combat systems.

USASMA Courses receive additional college credits for Soldiers
USASMA courses receive additional college credits for Soldiers

With most colleges requiring 60-80 credit hours for an associate degree and 120 hours to obtain a bachelor degree, Structured Self Development and the noncommioned officer education system will help Soldiers earn credits and obtain degrees faster.

NIE tests communication during New Mexico desert training
NIE tests communications, data networks

The idea is to test network and communications equipment under austere conditions using real Soldiers in the field, said Col. Jim Crider, deputy commander of the Brigade Modernization Command, which plans and manages the Network Integration Evaluation.

Fort Jackson activates 10th Basic Combat Training Battalion
Fort Jackson activates 10th Basic Combat Training Battalion

A provisional battalion for Basic Combat Training is activating on Fort Jackson this week. Designated the "Lightning Battalion," the new organization is a product of consolidating Soldiers from five companies from around the installation.

Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change
Evaluating physical, combat fatigue part of Human Dimension

"Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the 'human dimension,'" was the message during the AUSA Institute of Land Warfare panel.