Category Archives: leaders

VA leaders will take part in DoD’s sexual misconduct review commission

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Veterans Affairs leaders will play a key role in the Defense Department’s sweeping review of sexual misconduct cases and prevention policies in an effort to ensure both federal agencies are providing the best care possible for everyone, officials announced this week. In a social media post Monday, VA Secretary Denis McDonough announced that Defense Secretary […]

Army leaders fighting distrust from soldiers at Fort Hood

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Sergeant Major of the Army Grinston addresses report on the Fort Hood Independent Review Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston addresses report on the Fort Hood Independent Review released Dec. 8, 2020, that arose from questions and concerns raised during the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillen. FORT HOOD, Texas […]

Fourteen leaders relieved or suspended after scathing report on Fort Hood

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Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy and the five civilian members of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee unveiled the results of a three-month examination of the command climate and culture at Fort Hood and the surrounding military community on Dec. 8, 2020. Fourteen leaders at Fort Hood, Texas, from the deputy commander down […]

Fort Hood leaders meet with Vanessa Guillen’s family, say gate will be named in her honor

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The family of Spc. Vanessa Guillen visited Fort Hood, Texas, on Tuesday to see design concepts and survey the proposed site of a memorial gate that will be named in Guillen’s honor, according to the central Texas installation. Guillen, a member of 3rd Cavalry Regiment, went missing April 22, sparking an extensive search that came […]

Military leaders downplay concerns after Trump contracts coronavirus

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Military officials downplayed worries Friday after President Donald Trump announced overnight that he had tested positive for coronavirus and will be forced into medical quarantine for an undetermined period of time. In a statement, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said they have not made any adjustments to force posture or operations as a result of […]

2 former leaders charged for handling of virus outbreak at veterans home

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BOSTON (AP) — Two former administrators of a Massachusetts veterans home where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have been charged for their handling of the outbreak, the state’s attorney general said Friday. It’s believed to be the first criminal case in the country brought against nursing home officials for actions taken during […]

GOP leaders promote Trump as a wartime commander focused on security and peace

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Speakers at Tuesday’s Republican convention touted President Donald Trump as a commander in chief committed to ensuring national security, but also focused on peace instead of “endless wars” overseas. “President Trump is the first president in a generation to seek to end war, rather than start one,” said Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who ran against […]

New Air Force leaders view plans for more virtual pilot training

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The Air Force’s new military leaders, Chief of Staff Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, made their first trip with Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett Thursday. The leadership team traveled to Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas, where they were shown Air Education and Training Command’s plans […]

Army leaders are debating how to categorize soldiers who go missing

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The Army chief of staff and service secretary have been discussing potential changes to how units report soldiers missing and how they look for troops who disappear from formations. Service members who are absent without leave for more than 30 days can be listed as deserters. The offense is typically associated with intentionally slipping away […]

Pentagon leaders face grilling today on use of military in unrest

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s top leaders are going before Congress for the first time in months to face a long list of controversies, including their differences with President Donald Trump over the handling of protests near the White House last month during unrest triggered by the killing of George Floyd in police hands. The House […]