I went back and looked at World War II. We had a population of about 140 million people in this country and we put almost 9% of that population into uniform. Today we have twice the population and we're trying to put about four-tenths of one percent of it into uniform. And we're facing a national security situation that is at least as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than we faced in World War II. This nation is who I'm concerned about. It's not an Army problem to recruit. It's a national challenge. (Story)
Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker
Chief of Staff of the Army
ALWAYS A SOLDIER
The Always a Soldier program is a U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) -based initiative focused on assisting our nations wounded veterans by linking them with jobs within AMC.
The program provides service-connected disabled veterans opportunities to seek employment, career advancement, job mobility, family economic well being, and greater financial security.
Goal: To provide continuing support to war fighters beyond their active duty service.
Always a Soldier has partnerships with existing Army programs like Disable Soldier Services and Army Community Service, and the Veterans Administration/Disabled American Veterans.
Employment tracks offered by Always a Soldier include:
- Wage grade positions involving trades and labor
- The Student Career Education Program (SCEP) providing job experience and related education
- Internship programs providing monitored and supervised work/training experience with learning goals
- Various series GS full performance positions
Visit the program's newly launched website for more information. www.alwaysasoldier.com
Joe Nemechek continued his climb in the NASCAR standings this weekend with a solid 10th place finish in Phoenix. Though none of our cowboys placed in the Finals in the Red Bluff Rodeo, competition continued at various rodeos across the country and Cody DeMoss still maintains his #1 Ranking in the Jack Daniel's World Standings. NHRA was off this weekend, but will be back on the track in Bristol this upcoming weekend!
Links - Army Racing; Army Rodeo
Men's Golf (4/24) Army defeated Bucknell
Men's Tennis (4/24) Army 4, American 3
(4/23) Army 4, Navy 0
(4/24) Army 8, Holy Cross 1
(4/24) Army 12, Holy Cross 6
Men's Lacrosse (4/23) #2 Duke 19, #7 Army 9
Women's Softball(4/24) Army vs. Lehigh - inclement weather