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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.