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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
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      4:28 PM, Apr. 18, 2013
  2. Army announces sergeant, staff sergeant promotions

    These soldiers will be promoted to sergeant or staff sergeant in February, Army officials announced Thursday. They can expect to be promoted as of Feb. 1:...

      11:36 AM, Jan. 24, 2014
  3. More enlisted can apply to language program

    For the first time since the inception of the Air Force's Language Enabled Airman Program four years ago, enlisted airmen from all Air Force career fields will get a crack at applying to the program....

      2:27 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
  4. 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
  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. Being a good cop requires host of skills

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      3:21 PM, Apr. 1, 2013
  7. JAG majors to face retention screening

    Some JAG majors passed over for promotion could face 15-year retirement....

      12:46 PM, Jun. 3, 2013
  8. Japan-based amphib CMC relieved amid sex-assault investigation

    The top enlisted man aboard a Japan-based amphibious ship was removed from his position Tuesday as the Navy investigates allegations of sexual assault made by a female enlisted member of the ship's crew, the service announced....

      8:42 AM, Jan. 8, 2014
  9. Date set for master sergeant promotion list

    A selection list containing the names of Regular Army soldiers recommended for promotion to master sergeant will be released Feb. 4....

      7:28 PM, Jan. 28, 2014
  10. Staff sergeant testing window moved up one month

    Aspiring staff sergeants must prepare to test as early as April 1, one month earlier than previously announced. But those selected for promotion will avoid facing the enlisted retention board reviewing airmen for separation....

      3:52 PM, Feb. 8, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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....

      11:07 AM, Aug. 7, 2014
  13. Fired Guantanamo Bay CMC denies 'personal misconduct' allegations

    The top enlisted sailor at Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired after allegations of personal misconduct surfaced allegations the sailor, through his lawyer, has denied....

      9:40 AM, Aug. 10, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Officer promotions dip in August

    There will be 219 promotions to the grades of chief warrant officer 3 through colonel in August, but the meager monthly authorization includes an initial round of advancements off the new Army Competitive Category major list....

      9:20 AM, Jul. 21, 2013
  16. First nominative CSM selections are out

    These senior NCOs, listed with military occupational specialties, have been selected by the Army's first-ever nominative command sergeant major board. The soldiers will be placed on nomination position referral lists for use in meeting one- and two-star...

      2:53 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
  17. Marine Corps' No. 3 general to retire

    One of the Marine Corps' most influential officers will retire this summer after nearly 40 years in uniform. As director of the Marine Corps Staff since 2009, Lt. Gen. Willie J. Williams has served as the top adviser to two commandants and worked...

      10:42 AM, Apr. 1, 2013
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