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Generals Dunford and Selva To Lead The Joint’s Chiefs

President Obama tapped  Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The President also named Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, the chief of U.S. Transportation Command, to serve as the next … Continue reading

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PENTAGON ASKS CONGRESS FOR $585.3bn IN FY 2016

The Pentagon and White House are asking Congress for $585.3 billion to fund the country’s defense. $534.3bn is base budget money and an increase of $38.2bn from the prior year. The challenge here of course is that the requested amount exceeds … Continue reading

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Services May Lower Standards To Qualify More Women For Ground Combat.

The private sector has been employing the concept of “validation” in making employment decisions for well over 25 years; the process is most evident in highly unionized organizations. In a “nutshell” validation means this: when assessing an applicant’s qualifications, for … Continue reading

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Special Forces Operators Could Be Facing Trouble.

It appears the book “No Easy Day” written by former Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette, scheduled for release on 11-Sep-2012, caught USSOCOM and the DoD off-guard. According  to the publisher, Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette was one of the first team members … Continue reading

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Congress Doesn’t Think The Pentagon Needs So Many Bands.

The United States Congress has approved an amendment to the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill authored by Rep Betty McCollum (D-MN) to limit DoD funding of military bands to $200 million. If it makes it through Congress, it could save $188 million. … Continue reading

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