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  1. Col. Thomas Munsey was officially fired Friday from his job as Fort Bliss garrison commander.

    Update: Fort Bliss garrison commander fired

    An investigation into alleged misconduct by the garrison commander at Fort Bliss, Texas, has concluded, and the previously suspended officer has been relieved of command, the base announced late Friday.

  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
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 2015 officer promotion selection boards

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      4:28 PM, Apr. 18, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Army announces lieutenant colonel selections

    These officers have been selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel in the Army Competitive Category, the Army announced Thursday. They are shown with sequence numbers and branches:...

      2:27 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. Use it or lose it: New regulations could cost Marines 15 days of leave

    Marines have a year to burn up more of their leave time or risk losing it....

      4:10 PM, Oct. 15, 2014
  10. Role-play scenarios target junior Marines' drug, alcohol choices

    Young enlisted Marines especially those who like to party hard will soon be asked by their commanders to spend a few hours learning about the short- and long-term effects of the decisions they make about drug and alcohol use....

      1:13 PM, Jun. 26, 2013
  11. Officer appointments for Reserve: The list is out

    These enlisted service members, former officers and civilians have been approved for direct officer appointments and reappointments in the Army Reserve by a board that met in June....

      3:45 PM, Sep. 10, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Master sergeant selections, last names L-M

    LABRECQUE ANTHONY 2T1X1 1791 LABRIE JESSICA SIN 3D0X1 1717 LACEY TIMOTHY B 1P0X1 651 LACHANCE ETHAN W 1N4X1B 2822 LACKEY DONALD G JR 3E5X1...

      12:02 PM, May 22, 2014
  14. Colonel selection list released

    The Army today released the names of active duty officers selected for promotion to colonel. The officers were recommended for promotion by the Army Competitive Category colonel board that met in May....

      6:53 PM, Aug. 29, 2013
  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. Switching services could be your best shot at OCS

    Michael Heller knew that if he was going to move up, he had to get out....

      1:46 PM, Apr. 21, 2014
  17. November promotions to sergeant: L-P

    Labue Benjamin Joseph...

      5:34 PM, Oct. 24, 2013
  18. Colonel selection: Maneuver Fires & Effects

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      12:52 PM, Aug. 29, 2013
  19. Selective Re-enlistment Bonuses

    Beginning Feb. 1, Regular Army soldiers who hold these military occupational specialties, skills and language codes may be eligible for a flat-rate Selective Re-enlistment Bonus....

      10:30 AM, Apr. 4, 2014
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