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  1. Recruiters who go by-the-book say they can spend several hours in the morning visiting a school in a rural location, grabbing a fast-food lunch during their drive back to their home office, and spend the afternoon interviewing potential recruits and shuttling recruits without cars to and from a testing location. Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault / Air Force

    Crushing demands of job lead some Air Force recruiters to falsify reports

    Air Force recruiting is plagued by a longstanding epidemic of falsifying records, according to multiple recruiters around the country.

    • Sep. 1, 2014
  2. Members of MARSOC attend the Advanced Sniper Training Course near Jacksboro, Texas. A recent Marine administrative message calls for reservists to consider joining Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Vance Jacobs/Marine Corps

    MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists

    Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
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    Army gets the most service switchers

    Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  3. Brig. Gen. Viet Luong's family escaped Vietnam when he was 9, shortly before the fall of Saigon. He is the first Vietnamese-American general officer in the U.S. military's history. Army

    New one-star is U.S. military's first general born in Vietnam

    Col. Viet Luong pinned on his first star during a ceremony Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, becoming the first Vietnamese-born general officer in the U.S. military.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  4. Black majors dismissed at greater rate than whites

    The forced culling of majors from Army ranks is taking a bigger toll on black officers than those from any other ethnic group, according to Army personnel documents.

    • Aug. 5, 2014
  5. Vice Adm. Phil Davidson addresses the crew of the destroyer Ramage in April. Davidson has been nominated as the next head of Fleet Forces Command. Navy

    3-star nominated to head Fleet Forces Command

    The 6th Fleet boss has been tapped to return to the states to helm the Norfolk-based Fleet Forces Command, the Defense Department announced Monday.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
    • CAREERS /

    HQ reorganization: Over 3K to lose jobs

    The Air Force will cut thousands of headquarters jobs as it consolidates installations management across the service and aims to streamline base services and amenities for airmen.

    • Jul. 18, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    A female lieutenant in the Infantry Officer Course hangs from the rope during the obstacle course portion of the initial Combat Endurance Test at Marine Corps Base Quantico July 2, 2013. Thomas Brown/Staff

    Marines open infantry training to hundreds more female officers

    The opportunity for women to attend the Marines' Infantry Officer Course experiment won't be limited to entry-level officers for much longer.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  6. Lt. Gen. John F. Campbell Staff

    Nominee praises progress of Afghan security forces

    Senators stuck mostly to basic questions for Army Gen. John Campbell at his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  7. ADM Michelle Howard smiles following her promotion to the rank of admiral at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will serve as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from ADM Mark Ferguson. MCC Peter D. Lawlor/Navy

    Howard receives fourth star, makes history

    When Adm. Michelle Howard thought about who to thank first during her speech at a Tuesday ceremony marking her promotion to four-star and her assuming duties as the Navy's number two officer, the list was long.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  8. Army Secretary John McHugh has signed a memo opening thousands of more jobs for women in maneuver battalions across the force. Spc. Canaan Radcliffe / Army

    33,000 more jobs open to female soldiers

    The Army is opening about 33,000 more jobs to women, according to a newly released directive signed by Army Secretary John McHugh.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  9.  Army

    Fort Bragg hospital chief relieved of command

    The leader of the Army hospital at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, has been fired after senior Army medical leaders 'lost trust and confidence in his command,' according to a statement from Army Medical Command.

    • May. 28, 2014
  10. Pentagon officials included a pay freeze for all high-ranking military personnel in paygrades O-7 and above in its budget plan. Getty Images

    Budget proposes pay freeze for higher-ranking officers

    The Pentagon brass has spent months urging lawmakers to support pay and benefits changes that could hurt troops' wallets. But those same top brass are also in line to take a hit to the wallet.

    • May. 28, 2014
  11. Midshipmen celebrate following the commencement and commissioning of the Class of 2014 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.. Mike Morones/Staff

    SECDEF charges academy grads with stamping out sex assault

    More than a thousand new officers entered the fleet Friday as the Naval Academy's graduating class hurled their midshipman covers into the air while a packed stadium roared with cheers and applause.

    • May. 23, 2014
  1. Women in Ranger School: New details, application deadlines

    Female soldiers have until Dec. 1 to volunteer to attend Ranger School this spring as part of an assessment to determine whether and how to open combat arms military occupational specialties to women....

      7:27 AM, Sep. 30, 2014
  2. 460 selected for captain

    The Air Force has selected 460 first lieutenants in a variety of career fields for promotion to captain, the Air Force Personnel Center said Friday....

      9:16 AM, Jul. 20, 2014
  3. Staff sergeant rank due to get culled

    Marine Corps Times has obtained details of the upcoming Staff Sergeant Retention Board, which will be held for the first time this summer to cull hundreds of staff sergeants who were passed over twice for promotion and have served between 15 and 18 years....

      10:15 AM, Apr. 20, 2014
  4. Army announces sgt., staff sgt. promotions for May

    Here are the soldiers who have been selected to sew on new stripes in May, Human Resources Command announced today: ...

      4:32 PM, Apr. 18, 2013
  5. Re-up, retention bonuses for select few, budget documents show

    Competition for bigger, but fewer, re-enlistment bonuses will be much tighter this year and next. And retention bonuses will be more plentiful for airmen with critical skills such as intel, according to budget documents released Tuesday....

      1:52 PM, Mar. 12, 2014
  6. Army updates August officer promotion list

    The August officer promotion list has been updated, the Army announced today. The update includes officers on the Army Competitive Category lieutenant colonel list that was confirmed by the Senate Aug....

      10:43 AM, Aug. 21, 2013
  7. Army announces CSM assignments

    Here are the names, specialties and major commands of the Regular Army and Active Guard and Reserve (Army Reserve) senior NCOs who have been slated for assignment to brigade and battalion command sergeant major and key billet positions in fiscal 2015:...

      7:06 PM, Apr. 30, 2014
  8. Being a good cop requires host of skills

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      3:21 PM, Apr. 1, 2013
  9. Active duty senior NCO promotion list for December released

    The Army has announced the active duty senior noncomissioned officers selected for promotion in December. See who made the list....

      5:29 PM, Nov. 22, 2013
  10. Army enacts longer time to make captain

    Nearly 6,000 first lieutenants of the Army Competitive Category, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Medical Specialist Corps have been recommended for promotion to captain by selection boards that met in April....

      11:13 AM, Aug. 19, 2013
  11. May officer promotions: Lieutenant colonels

    Allison, Todd Jere...

      12:48 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
  12. October sergeant promotions

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      9:54 AM, Sep. 25, 2014
  13. NCO boards will shuffle in '15

    The Army has revamped the sequencing of senior NCO promotion boards, although the exact convening dates for those panels have not yet been announced....

      1:58 PM, May 1, 2014
  14. Army announces CSM assignments

    Here are the names, specialties and major commands of the Regular Army and Active Guard and Reserve (Army Reserve) senior NCOs who have been slated for assignment to brigade and battalion command sergeant major and key billet positions in fiscal 2015:...

      7:06 PM, Apr. 30, 2014
  15. 460 selected for captain

    The Air Force has selected 460 first lieutenants in a variety of career fields for promotion to captain, the Air Force Personnel Center said Friday....

      9:16 AM, Jul. 20, 2014
  16. Army announces June officer promotions

    The Army announced Thursday the names of Regular Army officers selected for promotion in June. They are in ranks of chief warrant officer 3 through colonel....

      4:53 PM, May 15, 2014
  17. Tough chief induction rules

    The end of chief induction, at least as many sailors have come to know it, was previewed in a stern message early this year from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens....

      8:09 AM, Jul. 15, 2013
  18. Re-enlistment resurgence: Encouraging news on available boat spaces

    Following a chill in re-enlistment opportunities this year, those vying to remain in uniform can expect a resurgence for fiscal 2015, with significantly more boat spaces on the horizon for first- and subsequent-term Marines....

      2:06 PM, Mar. 18, 2014
  19. Air Force sets 2014 promotion board schedule

    The Air Force has announced the promotion board schedule for 2014, with senior master sergeants up first for their evaluation board Jan. 21-Feb. 7....

      4:21 PM, Oct. 31, 2013
  20. 15-year retirements, enlisted retention boards coming next year

    The Air Force unveiled a sweeping list of voluntary and involuntary force management programs it hopes will reduce the ranks throughout 2014....

      2:59 PM, Dec. 16, 2013
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