Military to Civilian Conversions

Monday April 7, 2008

What is it?

Military to Civilian conversions are a way to improve the utilization of manpower by moving military personnel out of positions that can be prudently performed by Civilian personnel. Military to Civilian conversions increase capacity and relieve stress.

What has the Army done?

The Army has programmed 11,399 active component conversions from military to Civilian performance for the period fiscal year (FY) 2004 - 2013. Through the end of FY07, the Army has completed 10,197 conversions.

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2008 Army Posture Statement information papers

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Army is worried by rising stress of return tours to Iraq (NYT)
  • After war, love can be a battlefield (NYT)
  • More Army recruits require 'conduct' waivers (USA)
  • State police train Army Soldiers for duty in Iraq (MWDN4)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Between Iraqi Shiites, a deepening animosity (WP)
  • Bush a convert to nation building (WT)
  • A battle for land in northern Iraq (LAT)
  • Petraeus, Crocker to face scrutiny on war (WT)
  • Bush listens closely to his man in Iraq (WT)

OF INTEREST

  • Iraq, Afghanistan combat tours to be reduced to 1 year (WT)
  • The idea factory that spawned the Internet turns 50 (WP)
  • U.S. secretary of labor visits warriors in transition (ARNews)
  • The Mustang scout who never quit: Injured cavalry troop has no regrets (ARNews)
  • Rare genetic syndrome may hold key to cure for heat stroke (EA)

WORLD VIEW

  • Bush and Putin's bittersweet farewell (BBC | Story)
  • 3 U.S. troops killed, 31 wounded in Iraq clashes with Shi'ite militia (TEL | Story)
  • Mugabe demands vote recount as 'war veterans' arm for battle (IND | Story)
  • View: Radioactive contamination a current threat? (AV | Story)
  • Opinion: Why Russia is nervous about the West (TA5 | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Just another day? Happy birthday, Mike! (KDITH)
  • Seeing the threat - Future Combat Systems (BF)
  • A hero's tribute (N2G)
  • Who let the kid and the masseur scam the Army? (DR)

ARMY SPORTS

National Guard welcomes Nationals to new stadium

Softball splits final day doubleheader with Holy Cross

Behind strong pitching, Army splits

Live softball blog: Army vs. Holy Cross (Game 2)

Men's tennis shuts out Lehigh for weekend league sweep

Mickowski hits NCAA qualifier at Tiger Track Classic

Army caps tripleheader with 7-0 win over Holy Cross

Track & field competes at University Of Pennsylvania

Twenty-hit second game backs stellar pitching in split

Army downs Holy Cross 7-0 to open league play at 2-0

Softball sweeps Holy Cross in Patriot League twinbill

Army scores 7-0 Patriot League win over visiting Lafayette

Army sweeps Lafayette to open conference play

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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"We have a saying, 'You recruit the Soldier, but you retain the Family.' I don't think that it's ever been truer than it is today. What we've realized is that the Family is a readiness issue. It is very important that as a Soldier, especially going off on a deployment, that his or her family is being taken care of so that they can go off and do their job."

-Sheila Casey, wife of Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

Top Army spouse discusses Families

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