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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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DEC. 10, 2014VOL. 3, NO. 49
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SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT
THE HEADLINER
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The numbers showing progress come from a report exceeding 1,100 pages given to the president by the secretary of defense. The report details the efforts of the military services to curb sexual assault.

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NEWS ACROSS THE COMMAND
The Soldier's Blue Book
Blue Book introduces new Soldiers to Army culture

The Soldier's Blue Book introduces new Soldiers to the Army's culture, history and organizations and describes training the Soldiers receive as they transform from civilian volunteers to Army professionals of character, competence and commitment.

Sergeants' tough love helps to reform troubled teens
Sergeants' tough love helps to reform troubled teens

For school dropouts-turned-cadets at Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy, their chances of succeeding are only as good as the sergeants responsible for their reform. Luckily for the kids, the sergeants are top of the line.

New video game could speed up acquisition timelines
New video game could speed up acquisition timelines

By the time a piece of military equipment is fielded, it has already reached a point where it would be extremely costly to make Soldier-recommended alterations. An Army-led initiative hopes to collect feedback to save time and money.

Army sets 160 seats for female Ranger School volunteers
Army sets 160 seats for female Ranger School volunteers

So many women volunteered to attend Ranger School, the Army is asking units to whittle down the list to 160 candidates. "We were very pleased with the response," said Col. David Fivecoat, commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.

Master Driver Trainer Qualification Course held at JBLM
Master Driver Trainer Qualification Course held at JBLM

For the first time, the Army’s new Master Driver Trainer Qualification Course was held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 17 to 26. The course was taught by a mobile training team from the U.S. Army Transportation School at Fort Lee, Virginia.

Another 100,000 troops on road to civilian employment
Another 100,000 troops on road to civilian employment

As more Soldiers prepare to transition out of the Army, private-sector businesses continue to make the pledge to put experienced service members to work. The Transition Assistance Program prepares Soldiers for civilian life.

Chaplain assistant brings mentoring mindset to drill sergeant role
Chaplain assistant brings mentoring mindset to drill sergeant role

Many Soldiers have a skewed vision of what Army chaplain assistants do. With chaplains not carrying weapons, some think their enlisted Soldier assistants are there just for protection.

Patriot Missile Top Gun Course celebrates 10th year
Patriot Missile Top Gun Course celebrates 10th year

The Army sends its air missile defense tactical officers, mission planners, and trainers to the ADA School's Patriot Top Gun Course,a six-week graduate-level course, which now in its 10th year, at Fort Sill.

Human Capital Management
White paper provides framework to human performance

The Human Dimension White Paper, recently published by the Combined Arms Center, provides a framework for optimizing human performance that broadly outlines three lines of effort (ways) and six means for improving the Army’s Human Capital.