Category Archives: Official

Iraqi official says combat operations against ISIS by US-led coalition ending after troop drawdown


BAGHDAD — Iraq’s foreign minister Wednesday condemned a rocket attack in the capital a day earlier, calling it a “terrorist act,” and said combat operations by the U.S.-led coalition will cease once troop withdrawals take place in the coming weeks. Fuad Hussein’s comments came hours after seven rockets struck Baghdad, four of them exploding inside […]

Iraqi official to US: Reconsider embassy closure


BAGHDAD — Iraq’s foreign minister on Wednesday said his country hopes the U.S. will reconsider its decision to close its diplomatic mission in Baghdad, as a group of ambassadors expressed their willingness to help Iraq tackle security challenges. Fuad Hussein spoke at a news conference during a heated week sparked by the U.S. warning that […]

Army logistics official named to head the commissary agency


A new director of the commissary agency will take the helm in August, according to an announcement by defense officials. William Moore, currently serving as the principal deputy to the Army’s deputy chief of staff for logistics, was named as new director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. He is currently responsible for programming, […]

Former DoD official who claimed fraud in suicide prevention office wins whistleblower retaliation case


More than half a decade after she publicly accused the Defense Department’s suicide prevention office of fraud and conflicts of interest, its former director has come out on top in a whistleblower retaliation case. Jackie Garrick, a career social worker, civil servant and former Army officer, had been fighting for her federal retirement benefits after […]

Official photos may again be removed from officer selection boards


The Navy plans to assess whether it should include official photos in officer promotion packages, one of the questions that will be addressed by the task force that’s looking into inclusion and diversity in the sea service. The Army announced last month that it would do away with the official photos as part of officer […]