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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
  1. Army announces major promotions

    The Army on Thursday morning announced the names, sequence numbers, branches and functional areas of the Army Competitive Category captains recommended for promotion to major by the fiscal 2014 major promotion selection board that met in November....

      2:04 PM, Mar. 20, 2014
  2. 2015 officer promotion selection boards

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      4:28 PM, Apr. 18, 2013
  3. Being a good cop requires host of skills

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      3:21 PM, Apr. 1, 2013
  4. 2015 officer promotion selection boards

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      4:28 PM, Apr. 18, 2013
  5. 1st. Lt. (J-W), CW5, CW4, CW3, CW2

    Johnson Paul Vince...

      2:34 PM, Aug. 20, 2013
  6. 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
  7. In/out calls

    The following chart identifies the strength status of military occupational specialties by rank. Shortage MOS have Y/N calls, balanced N/N and overstrength N/Y....

      10:30 AM, Apr. 4, 2014
  8. December promotions to staff sergeant: G-M

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      1:46 PM, Nov. 22, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Colonel promotions, National Guard

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      9:18 AM, Aug. 28, 2013
  11. Command senior chief selections announced

    Congratulations to the following active-duty, Reserve and full-time support sailors selected for assignment as command senior chiefs....

      2:38 PM, Mar. 3, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 187 selected for promotion to captain

    The Air Force has selected 187 first lieutenants for promotion to captain in a variety of career fields....

      2:55 PM, Jan. 27, 2014
  14. February officer promotions announced

    These officers will be promoted on Feb. 1, the Army announced today:...

      9:52 AM, Jan. 28, 2014
  15. Cyber: The safest job in the Air Force?

    In the three years since the Air Force's arm of U.S. Cyber Command became operational, the numbered command has grown to 5,400 airmen, civilians and contractor personnel providing around-the-clock support to protect and defend DoD networks. Another 11,...

      7:59 PM, Feb. 20, 2014
  16. October sergeant promotions

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      9:54 AM, Sep. 25, 2014
  17. 388 picked for squadron command

    The Air Force has selected 388 officers across multiple career fields for squadron command, the Air Force Personnel Center said Dec. 9....

      7:42 PM, Dec. 12, 2013
  18. Nov. O-5 non-active Guard Reserve and National Guard L-Z

    Lacour Damon Edward...

      6:24 PM, Oct. 7, 2013
  19. New rules cut loopholes for body fat

    A major revision of Army Regulation 600-9 imposes strictrules for dealing with overweight soldiers....

      7:39 AM, Jul. 9, 2013
  20. Nearly 1,000 selected for senior master sergeant

    The Air Force released the list Thursday of 999 master sergeants selected for promotion to senior master sergeant....

      5:21 PM, Mar. 20, 2014
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