Welcome and thank you for visiting the Professional Development Toolkit website. The following resources are intended to provide professional development opportunities for the total Army. As we remain committed to an all-volunteer Army that is the most decisive land force in the world, strengthening our Army Profession based on implicit and universal trust has never been more important. The contents of this page will include rich venues for professional development that include Senior Leader speeches, Institute of Land Warfare-sponsored (ILW) forums, panels and meetings that address a wide-range of professional topics such as leader development, enhancing Soldier capabilities, modernization, force structure and Army families.

2014-2015 Greenbook Articles

Senior Leaders

People

Resources

Prevent, Shape, Win

Sustaining the Army of 2025 and Beyond
Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command

Rebuilding and Sustaining Army Readiness
Lt. Gen. James L. Huggins, Jr. Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7

The Army Operating Concept
Gen. David G. Perkins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Serving on "Freedom's Frontier"
Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti Commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea

The Army Reserve
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley Chief, U.S. Army Reserve

Green Book USARAF 2014
Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams Commanding General, U.S. Army Africa / Southern European Task Force

Reassuring Allies Through Persistent Presence
Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe

Rebalanced and Beyond
By Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Commanding General, United States Army Pacific

ARSOF 2022: The Future of Army SOF
Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland Commanding General, U.S. Army Special Operations Command

Changes in Mission and Mindset: Understanding ISAF Joint Command's New Role in Afghanistan
Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps / International Security Assistance Force Joint Command

Regionally Aligned Forces in Action
Lt. Gen. James L. Terry Commanding General, U. S. Army Central/ Third U.S. Army

Fighting America's Wars, Protecting the Homeland, and Building Global and Domestic Partnerships
Maj. Gen. Judd H. Lyons, Acting Director, Army National Guard

Building Security in the Homeland
Lt. Gen. Perry L. Wiggins, Commanding General, U.S. Army North/ Fifth U.S. Army

Together We Can
Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo, Commanding General, U.S. Army South

Eighth Army: Building Army Capabilities to Maintain Stability and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula
Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army

Mission Focused and Structured for Total Army Readiness
Michael S. Tucker, Commanding General, First U.S. Army

The Army Total Force: Globally Responsive and Regionally Engaged
Gen. Mark A. Milley, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command

Intelligence -- Setting the Force to Support a Globally Engaged, Regionally Aligned Army-- Now and For the Future
Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2

Logisticians Are Preparing For Army 2025 and Beyond
Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4



Stories

Hagel thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

Hagel thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with a senior non-commissioned officer Dec. 15, 2014, to thank her for leading by example and defending Army values, despite facing... MORE about Hagel thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

America enters World War II

America's entry into World War II remembered 73 years later

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan carried out a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt told a joint session of Congress... MORE about America's entry into World War II remembered 73 years later

SMA discusses professionalism, living Army Values during town hall

SMA discusses professionalism, living Army Values during town hall

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III made a stop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 3, 2014, and hosted a town hall meeting with Soldiers and family members at the... MORE about SMA discusses professionalism, living Army Values during town hall

Open season shopping for federal employee health care ends soon

'Open season' shopping for federal employee health care could result in savings

Many federal employees say they're happy with their health insurance and are not planning to shop around for other plans. That would be a mistake, said Federal... MORE about 'Open season' shopping for federal employee health care could result in savings

Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all... MORE about Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

SMA Chandler visits Camp Zama

SMA Chandler visits Camp Zama, discusses Army Profession

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 24-25, 2014, as part of a tour of Japan and Korea. MORE about SMA Chandler visits Camp Zama, discusses Army Profession

New breed of Army dog handlers

New 'breed' of Army dog handlers

Soldiers of the U.S. Army's Military Police Corps newest military occupational specialty are making history on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. MORE about New 'breed' of Army dog handlers

Army in final steps of defining service ethic

Army in final steps of defining service 'ethic'

As guests of Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, about 100 Army civilians within the Senior Executive Service met Nov. 20 at the National Defense University to... MORE about Army in final steps of defining service 'ethic'

Helmerson

Professional development program breaks ground for Army civilians

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has established a professional development program for its civilians at Fort Eustis, Virginia, that could be replicated... MORE about Professional development program breaks ground for Army civilians

Seven Army generals talk leadership with ROTC cadets

Seven Army generals talk leadership with ROTC cadets

Howard University recently hosted eight senior Army leaders and more than 300 Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, as part of cadet mentoring and professional... MORE about Seven Army generals talk leadership with ROTC cadets

Perkins to civilians: See the big picture, solve the big problems

Perkins to civilians: See the big picture, solve the big problems

The leader of the command responsible for shaping the future U.S. Army, shared some of his leadership principles and insights with Army civilians during a professional... MORE about Perkins to civilians: See the big picture, solve the big problems

ARL will use S&T Campaign Plans to guide innovative Army technology

Army's corporate research laboratory guides technology with sharper focus

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory released its Science and Technology Campaign Plans for 2015 - 2035, Nov. 4, 2014, to support strategic land power dominance for the... MORE about Army's corporate research laboratory guides technology with sharper focus

Landpower

Landpower forum: broad cooperation necessary for 'persistent influence'

Not only do conventional and Special Forces need to work together to effect persistent influence in landpower, but like-minded militaries and agencies must cooperate... MORE about Landpower forum: broad cooperation necessary for 'persistent influence'

I Corps hosts joint total-force leader conference

I Corps hosts joint total-force leader conference

Senior leaders from the Army, National Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force and the Canadian military gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 22, 2014, for a... MORE about I Corps hosts joint total-force leader conference

Considereing Changes to Recruiting

Army considering major changes for recruiting

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... MORE about Army considering major changes for recruiting

Regionally aligned forces getting global workout

Regionally aligned forces getting global workout

"Soldiers are now deployed in a regionally aligned force-fashion around the world where they need to be, whether to fulfill treaty obligations, secure prosperity... MORE about Regionally aligned forces getting global workout

AUSA Civilian Seminar

TRADOC commander: Empowering others best way to progress

Empowerment is a two-way street between subordinates and supervisors, said Gen. David G. Perkins, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, during the... MORE about TRADOC commander: Empowering others best way to progress

Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

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... MORE about Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

U.S. Army recruting command shoulder sleeve insignia

Forum studies bleak recruiting future of the all-volunteer Army

U.S. Army Recruiting Command gathered leading public and private sector thinkers to study the future of recruiting as the quality of the prospect pool dwindles. MORE about Forum studies bleak recruiting future of the all-volunteer Army

SMA briefs warrant officers

SMA engages warrant officers on NCO recruitment, drawdown

As the Army continues its drawdown, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III has shared many messages to educate and prepare the enlisted force for likely... MORE about SMA engages warrant officers on NCO recruitment, drawdown

Army leaders: Army ethic integral part of all Army actions

Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers' actions

The Army profession demands that Soldiers adhere to the Army ethic at all times, Chief of Staff the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said, at an AUSA panel on "Why and How... MORE about Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers' actions

AUSA Cyber Panel

Army Cyber capabilities increasing to include Guard, Reserve

The Army's top cyberspace experts said increasing digital capabilities of the force include 11 cyber protection brigades in the National Guard, and 400 more Cyber... MORE about Army Cyber capabilities increasing to include Guard, Reserve

Carson: Changes needed in Armys archaic retention, promotion system

Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said. MORE about Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

Experts focus on mental health of Army kids

Experts focus on mental health of Army kids

Army children are at a slightly higher risk for mental disorders, but they're also incredibly resilient, say mental health and education experts. MORE about Experts focus on mental health of Army kids

Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment at AUSA

Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment

Transitioning Soldiers and Army spouses have a trove of experience and insight to offer civilian employers, say Army experts. MORE about Army experts discuss veteran, spouse employment

Speed of innovation key in Army Operating Concept

Both the Army and America's adversaries enhance their prowess on the battlefield with technological innovation. But to be successful against an array of unknown... MORE about Speed of innovation key in Army Operating Concept

Army Operating Concept briefed at AUSA

Army Operating Concept expands definition of combined arms

The Army Operating Concept, published Oct. 7, 2014, expands the idea of joint combined-arms operations to include intergovernmental and special operations... MORE about Army Operating Concept expands definition of combined arms

Army, Homeland Security working together to protect U.S.

Cooperation between the Army and the Department of Homeland Security must get closer to combat the threats to America, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said... MORE about Army, Homeland Security working together to protect U.S.

Army Vice Chief Talks with Reporters

Vice chief discusses Africa, AOC, future vehicle requirements

In a media roundtable at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Gen. Daniel Allyn talked with reporters Oct. 13, 2014, about troops... MORE about Vice chief discusses Africa, AOC, future vehicle requirements

Under Secretary says civilian employees indispensable

Under SecArmy Carson: Civilian employees 'indispensable' from Afghanistan to Africa

As the troop drawdown in Afghanistan continues, the demand for Army civilian employees there will increase, predicted the service's under secretary, who pledged to... MORE about Under SecArmy Carson: Civilian employees 'indispensable' from Afghanistan to Africa

Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family readiness, resilience

The Army's top leaders said in the face of changing missions and budget cuts, family readiness is more important than ever. They made the remarks in a town hall-style... MORE about Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family readiness, resilience

AUSA Opening Ceremony

Army to live-stream forums at AUSA Annual Meeting

If you're unable to attend this year's Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 13-15, 2014, in Washington, D.C., you will still be able to... MORE about Army to live-stream forums at AUSA Annual Meeting

AUSA

Shyu: Army modernization entering 'death spiral'

"This is a death spiral we're in now," said Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, describing the state of... MORE about Shyu: Army modernization entering 'death spiral'

USARAF skype from West Africa

Soldiers ramping up capability to fight Ebola in Liberia

U.S. Soldiers in Western Africa are constructing facilities to treat Ebola patients and providing logistics, engineering and medical skills to help contain the... MORE about Soldiers ramping up capability to fight Ebola in Liberia

Army senior leaders vow to take care of Soldiers and their families

The Army's three most senior officials participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday, Oct. 15, as part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of the United States... MORE about Army senior leaders vow to take care of Soldiers and their families

Hagel praises Army's strength, resilience

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel commended the Army for its contributions to national defense over the last 13 years of conflict and noted that demand for the things the... MORE about Hagel praises Army's strength, resilience

Better gear under evaluation for both winter, tropical climates

Better gear under evaluation for both winter, tropical climates

Up in Alaska, the Army is looking to evaluate some new winter weather gear for Soldiers, including newer face masks, better gloves, and more modern tentage. MORE about Better gear under evaluation for both winter, tropical climates

AUSA

Ethics codes don't work unless internalized, expert says

Ownership of the code of ethics is so strong, that no matter what provocations the enemy might make, they can't steal one's code. It means that if the enemy... MORE about Ethics codes don't work unless internalized, expert says

CSA: Trusted professionals essence of what it means to be Soldiers

CSA: 'Trusted professionals' essence of what it means to be Soldiers

"Whether it be along the DMZ in Korea, the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq, the plains of Eastern Europe, the savannahs of Central and West Africa... MORE about CSA: 'Trusted professionals' essence of what it means to be Soldiers

Officers of tomorrow: ROTC cadets to uphold Army legacy

Officers of tomorrow: ROTC cadets to uphold Army legacy

The future of the Army rests in the cadets of today's Reserve Officer Training Corps, said the commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. MORE about Officers of tomorrow: ROTC cadets to uphold Army legacy

Army to get fourth Double V Hull Stryker brigade, plus performance improvements

Army to get fourth 'Double V Hull' Stryker brigade with enhancements

The Army today has nine Stryker brigade combat teams, three of which sport the survivability enhancement known as a "Double V Hull." When the fourth brigade... MORE about Army to get fourth 'Double V Hull' Stryker brigade with enhancements

Soldiers tell their story during AUSA opening

Soldiers tell their story during AUSA opening

Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," provided a patriotic performance, Oct. 13, 2014... MORE about Soldiers tell their story during AUSA opening

AUSA

SMA: Competitiveness, ethics key to Army success

Encouraging Soldiers to be competitive is what it takes to be a great leader, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, speaking Oct. 13, 2014, at the SMA... MORE about SMA: Competitiveness, ethics key to Army success

AUSA

SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

"We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M... MORE about SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

Celebrating 25 years of Acquisition Excellence

President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained... MORE about President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

SMA discusses sexual assault, suicide during Lee town hall

SMA discusses sexual assault, suicide during Lee town hall

Character, commitment and competence are key to reducing sexual assaults and suicide among service members, according to the Army's most senior non-commissioned... MORE about SMA discusses sexual assault, suicide during Lee town hall

NCOER

New NCOER expected to more accurately assess Soldiers' performance

On Aug. 1, 2014, the secretary of the Army approved the new Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report. Implementation will be in September 2015. MORE about New NCOER expected to more accurately assess Soldiers' performance

ELITE

Avatar-based simulations to boost counseling skills

Five Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment training modules are now being used as part of cadet leadership classes at the U.S. Military Academy, at West... MORE about Avatar-based simulations to boost counseling skills

CSA discusses Army Operating Concept with Army War College class of 2015

CSA discusses Army Operating Concept with Army War College class of 2015

The chief of staff of the Army introduced the new Army Operating Concept to those who will evolve, lead the effort, Sept. 8, 2014, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. MORE about CSA discusses Army Operating Concept with Army War College class of 2015

Start Strong: Every career in the Army starts with TRADOC

'Start Strong:' Every career in the Army starts with TRADOC

Through U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command serves as... MORE about 'Start Strong:' Every career in the Army starts with TRADOC

CAPE director discusses responsibility, Army Profession at Fort Leonard Wood

CAPE director discusses responsibility, Army Profession at Fort Leonard Wood

To put an emphasis on leadership development, the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence hosted five Army Profession and Ethics sessions presented by the Center for the... MORE about CAPE director discusses responsibility, Army Profession at Fort Leonard Wood

Army prepares for dangers lurking in deep future megacities

Army prepares for dangers lurking in 'deep future' megacities

Within about two decades, roughly 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities, particularly megacities of more than 10 million, and this week's Exercise... MORE about Army prepares for dangers lurking in 'deep future' megacities

SMA Chandler challenges USASMA students to think about future of Army, NCO Corps

SMA Chandler challenges USASMA students to think about future of Army, NCO Corps

As Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III spoke to the incoming class of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Aug. 22, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas, he... MORE about SMA Chandler challenges USASMA students to think about future of Army, NCO Corps

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III visit

SMA discusses Army future, importance of Fort Huachuca mission

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, paid a visit to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Aug. 20-21, 2014, to speak with local Soldiers, civilians... MORE about SMA discusses Army future, importance of Fort Huachuca mission

Army ambassadors

Commentary: America losing touch with its Army; about-face needed

There's a growing disconnect between Americans and their Army. There are a number of steps that can be taken to at least reacquaint Americans with their Army. MORE about Commentary: America losing touch with its Army; about-face needed

International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been... MORE about International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession

SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III emphasized professionalism during a visit with enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Army National Guard Readiness Center,in... MORE about SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession

Unified Quest 14 graphic

Wargame to examine the fall of a 'megacity'

The challenges, opportunities and potential approaches for the U.S. Army to conduct operations in complex urban environments will be the focus of the Deep Futures... MORE about Wargame to examine the fall of a 'megacity'

CSM talent management

Army taking steps to improve its CSM, SGM key-billet talent-management efforts

The Army has implemented changes to how it considers, selects and slates command sergeants major and sergeants major for the privilege of serving in Command Select... MORE about Army taking steps to improve its CSM, SGM key-billet talent-management efforts

Army ROTC Cadet Summer Training graduates last regiment for 2014

Army ROTC Cadet Summer Training graduates last regiment for 2014

Army ROTC Cadets assigned to 6th Regiment, Leader's Training Course, graduated Aug. 12, 2014, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, marking the end of summer training for 2014. MORE about Army ROTC Cadet Summer Training graduates last regiment for 2014

SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited Fort Drum, New York, Aug. 5-6, 2014, to meet with Soldiers and family members and to talk... MORE about SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

Army ethics

CSA: Ethical dilemmas pose tough calls for Soldiers

One of the hardest things a Soldier will face in his or her career isn't necessarily the enemy. It might well be telling another Soldier that his or her behavior is... MORE about CSA: Ethical dilemmas pose tough calls for Soldiers

Solarium 2014

Texting no substitute for face-time, captains tell CSA

Soldiers are over-reliant on technology and this results in disengagement at the human level, Capt. Heather Schmitt told Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno... MORE about Texting no substitute for face-time, captains tell CSA

Learning from Northern Distribution Network operations

Learning from Northern Distribution Network operations

The Northern Distribution Network has improved policies and relationships between the United States and Central Asian countries. This article offers some... MORE about Learning from Northern Distribution Network operations

Under Secretary Carson poses 10 questions to Army

Under Secretary Carson poses 10 questions to Army

Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson posed 10 questions to members of the Association of the U.S. Army at their monthly breakfast, June 26, 2014, dealing with the... MORE about Under Secretary Carson poses 10 questions to Army

Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer

Army training, technology evolving

Army officials discussed the Future Holistic Training Environment -- Live/Synthetic at the Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum, held June 18-19... MORE about Army training, technology evolving

More MOSs open to women

Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army profession. MORE about Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

Expert: Army must adapt to globalization

Expert: Army must adapt to globalization

Students in the Maneuver Captains Career Course got a look into the workings of a globalized world June 5, 2014, during the latest installment of the Combat Leader... MORE about Expert: Army must adapt to globalization

Honorary Degree

Campbell to class of 2014: Build a force that nations everywhere will respect

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John Campbell linked the strategic achievement of D-Day to his expectations for The War College Class of 2014, in his... MORE about Campbell to class of 2014: Build a force that nations everywhere will respect

Hands-on training

Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices... MORE about Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

AAGEN

Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors

An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a... MORE about Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors

Instructing Americas Army: TRADOC recognizes services best of the best

TRADOC recognizes Army's best instructors

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recognized the best instructors in the Army during a ceremony at the Morelli Auditorium on Fort Eustis, Va., May 30, 2014. MORE about TRADOC recognizes Army's best instructors

Army Values

Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion

Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army... MORE about Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion

Army Policy graphic

Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

The Department of Defense notified Congress May 23, 2014, of the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command plan to eliminate gender restrictions within previously... MORE about Army announces plan to open special ops aviation positions to women

AMC commander talks sustainment at AUSA forum

AMC commander talks sustainment at AUSA forum

The commander of Army Materiel Command stressed partnership, collaboration and communication with industry as the key to navigating the challenging times currently... MORE about AMC commander talks sustainment at AUSA forum

Army crowns top tank crew

Army crowns top tank crew

Fort Benning's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, beat out 16 other tank crews May 15, 2014, to win the second biennial Sullivan Cup... MORE about Army crowns top tank crew

Sustainment

Tail as important as tooth in combat, says top logistician

"I truly understand we want the pointy end of the spear and a lot of trigger pullers; but just saying 'reduce the tail, reduce the tail,'" is a risky... MORE about Tail as important as tooth in combat, says top logistician

GEN Campbell

Vice Chief: Sustainment innovation key to Army of tomorrow

Logistics innovations are needed "to match the advances that we're trying to make with our combat forces," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F... MORE about Vice Chief: Sustainment innovation key to Army of tomorrow

Contracting panel addresses initiatives, challenges

Contracting panel addresses initiatives, challenges

Army and industry leaders discussed the important role of contracting in support of future forces in a panel at the Association of the U.S. Army's "Sustaining... MORE about Contracting panel addresses initiatives, challenges

Mission Command Conference seeks to inspire future officers

Mission Command Conference seeks to inspire future officers

The Mission Command Conference was attended by the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2014, and several dozen ROTC cadets and U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen, April 22-25... MORE about Mission Command Conference seeks to inspire future officers

Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot

Fort Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot program

Fort Hood, Texas, recently was selected to host a pilot Active Component to Reserve Component program for Soldiers approaching their estimated time of separation... MORE about Fort Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot program

2014 Secretary of the Army Awards honor military, civilian personnel

Soldier, civilian employees honored with 2014 SecArmy Awards

Army civilian Carl E. Marchlewicz didn't even think twice before running into a burning home to rescue six children. He was among 12 people honored during the 2014... MORE about Soldier, civilian employees honored with 2014 SecArmy Awards

2013 Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military graphic

DOD releases 2013 Annual Report on sexual assault

The Department of Defense issued new initiatives May 1, 2014, designed to continue its efforts to eliminate sexual assault in the military, directed implementation of... MORE about DOD releases 2013 Annual Report on sexual assault

FY15 budget

No need for commission to study Army restructuring, leaders say

The fiscal year 2015 Army budget submitted to Congress "is lean, stark but critical to meeting the needs of our nation and our Soldiers," said Secretary of... MORE about No need for commission to study Army restructuring, leaders say

World instability

Social media helping destabilize world, strategist says at War College

Twitter, Facebook and other types of social media are contributing to global instability, said Robert D. Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor -- a team of... MORE about Social media helping destabilize world, strategist says at War College

TRADOC commander at Brain Health Consortium

TRADOC relooking NCO education with eye to 'adaptation'

The Army is conducting a complete re-assessment of its NCO education system for the first time since 1976, said the general who just took the helm of Training and... MORE about TRADOC relooking NCO education with eye to 'adaptation'

Performance Triad

NCOs giving 'oak tree' counseling to benefit Soldiers

Army leaders are providing "under the oak tree" counseling, to improve their Soldier's health and resilience, said Col. Michael J. Talley, assistant deputy... MORE about NCOs giving 'oak tree' counseling to benefit Soldiers

SMA lists Soldiers Top 5 concerns

SMA lists 'Top 5' concerns of Soldiers

Possible changes to military retirement ranks as the number-one concern of Soldiers, the Army's top enlisted member told senators during testimony to the Senate Armed... MORE about SMA lists 'Top 5' concerns of Soldiers

Eighth Army strengthens small unit tactics training

Eighth Army strengthens small unit tactics training

The Eighth Army command sergeant major initiated a program to strengthen small unit tactics training for American Soldiers in South Korea. MORE about Eighth Army strengthens small unit tactics training

SHARP

SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, along with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, were the featured speakers at... MORE about SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

Finding the problem

New instructional methods challenge students to become critical thinkers

Skills-Based Training, which is a new instructional method implemented at the Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Va., has gradually gained acceptance and support. MORE about New instructional methods challenge students to become critical thinkers

Army Posture Statement

2014 Army Posture Statement

Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presented the 2014 Army Posture Statement to the House Armed Services... MORE about 2014 Army Posture Statement

HASC Army Posture testimony

SecArmy: Readiness shouldn't be political football

"This is the time for protection and predictability, not politics," Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh told lawmakers of the House Armed Services... MORE about SecArmy: Readiness shouldn't be political football

Online ToolBox offers Army leaders a gateway of resources, references and tips

Online ToolBox offers Army leaders a gateway of resources, references, tips

U.S. Army Forces Command unveiled March 12 the FORSCOM Leader Development ToolBox, an online resource for leaders across all Army components and cohorts: Officer... MORE about Online ToolBox offers Army leaders a gateway of resources, references, tips

Army civilians

Army developing new training opportunities for civilians

Army civilians seeking leadership opportunities now have a more effective roadmap for advancements and new assignments. MORE about Army developing new training opportunities for civilians

Hon. Heidi Shyu presents on modernization at Winter AUSA.

Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

To prepare the Army for tomorrow, the seeds must be planted today, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told... MORE about Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

Armys top NCO gets feedback from Soldiers, families at NTC

Army's top NCO gets feedback from Soldiers, families at NTC

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited with leadership, Soldiers, families and community members of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif... MORE about Army's top NCO gets feedback from Soldiers, families at NTC

Cone shares Army focus for Force 2025

Cone shares Army focus for Force 2025

The commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command mapped out the Army's path forward for attendees of the Association of the United States Army's 2014 Winter... MORE about Cone shares Army focus for Force 2025

Broadening Opportunity Program

Two new programs broaden opportunities for eligible Soldiers

Soldiers looking for challenges beyond their regular military training, in national security policy or strategic decision making, for instance, might consider applying... MORE about Two new programs broaden opportunities for eligible Soldiers