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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
  1. 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
  2. July sergeant first class promotions, last names A-J

    Aceves Zahit...

      4:50 PM, Jun. 24, 2013
  3. 2014 VSP program details revealed

    Details of the fiscal year 2014 enlisted Voluntary Separation Pay program were released Tuesday by Manpower officials....

      11:09 AM, Oct. 9, 2013
  4. Being a good cop requires host of skills

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      3:21 PM, Apr. 1, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Command master chief selections announced

    Congratulations to the following active-duty, Reserve and full-time support sailors selected for assignment as command master chiefs. The Navy announced the results of the CMC selection board in a fleetwide message, NAVADMIN 041/14, released Thursday....

      2:38 PM, Mar. 3, 2014
  7. Senior NCO selections for Jan. announced

    The Army has announced these senior NCO selections for promotion in January. Some soldiers will have to re-enlist or extend to meet the 36-month service obligation incurred upon promotion to the senior NCO ranks....

      2:53 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Sailors want formula change for advancement

    Ask 10 sailors what they think is wrong with the advancement system and you'll most likely get 10 different reasons why they say the Navy unfairly "racks and stacks" its sailors....

      9:31 AM, Mar. 15, 2013
  10. April sergeant, staff sergeant promotions announced

    The following soldiers have been selected for promotion to sergeant and staff sergeant on April 1....

      5:13 PM, Mar. 26, 2014
  11. First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs

    Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead....

      1:32 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
  12. Officer promotions list June 2013

    Those promoted to major through colonel for June 2013. Courtesy of the Air Force Personnel Center:...

      1:42 PM, Nov. 5, 2013
  13. The Solarium 7: Proposals from young Army leaders

    Want advice on building the Army of the future? Ask its leaders....

      1:42 PM, Aug. 4, 2014
  14. Delayed new OER 'revolutionary' for raters, AG says

    The planned Dec. 1 launch of a new Officer Evaluation Reporting System has been pushed to April 1 to accommodate changes to the rating form for colonels, and to introduce a new support form that will become mandatory for colonels and below next spring....

      11:08 AM, Dec. 4, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 2015 officer promotion selection boards

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      4:28 PM, Apr. 18, 2013
  17. 819 medical officers selected for promotion

    The Air Force has selected 819 medical officers for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel, the Air Force Personnel Center said Wednesday....

      2:22 PM, Nov. 29, 2013
  18. 15-year retirement window closes, but new round for some

    Some airmen will get a second chance at a 15-year retirement....

      1:21 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
  19. MCPON's new rules for CPO 365

    The Navy's top sailor revamped the chief-season rites last year, a controversial move that shook up many chiefs, old and new....

      2:21 PM, Jan. 28, 2014
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