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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.

    • Nov. 3, 2014
  2. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Jim Amos salutes as the colors are raised at the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington. Amos, the first Marine aviator to be named commandant, will complete his tenure as the Corps' top general on Oct. 17. Alex Brandon / AP

    The Amos legacy: How the first aviator commandant will be remembered

    As Gen. Jim Amos neared the start of his final year leading the Marine Corps, his staff at the Pentagon asked a select group of senior officers for suggestions on how he and the service could improve.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  3. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said the US Air Force is getting 'very close' to identifying 21 general officer billets to eliminate. Mike Morones/Staff

    Secretary James: 21 general officer billets to be cut in fiscal 2015

    The Air Force plans to eliminate 21 general officer billets in fiscal 2015, as part of a review directed by Secretary Deborah Lee James earlier this year.

    • Sep. 15, 2014
  4. Capt. Burt Espe resigned as head of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme on Aug. 14. Navy

    Hueneme CO quits halfway through tour

    Capt. Burt Espe felt he wasn't cutting it as commanding officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme, California. So in August, he did something no enlisted or officer could typically do with impunity: He quit.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
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