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  1. 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
    • CAREERS /

    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Army Secretary John McHugh has signed a memo opening thousands of more jobs for women in maneuver battalions across the force. Spc. Canaan Radcliffe / Army

    33,000 more jobs open to female soldiers

    The Army is opening about 33,000 more jobs to women, according to a newly released directive signed by Army Secretary John McHugh.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  8.  Army

    Fort Bragg hospital chief relieved of command

    The leader of the Army hospital at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, has been fired after senior Army medical leaders 'lost trust and confidence in his command,' according to a statement from Army Medical Command.

    • May. 28, 2014
  9. Pentagon officials included a pay freeze for all high-ranking military personnel in paygrades O-7 and above in its budget plan. Getty Images

    Budget proposes pay freeze for higher-ranking officers

    The Pentagon brass has spent months urging lawmakers to support pay and benefits changes that could hurt troops' wallets. But those same top brass are also in line to take a hit to the wallet.

    • May. 28, 2014
  10. Midshipmen celebrate following the commencement and commissioning of the Class of 2014 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.. Mike Morones/Staff

    SECDEF charges academy grads with stamping out sex assault

    More than a thousand new officers entered the fleet Friday as the Naval Academy's graduating class hurled their midshipman covers into the air while a packed stadium roared with cheers and applause.

    • May. 23, 2014
  11. Delta Company soldiers march to the field at Army Officer Candidate School. Army

    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.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    A Slovenian soldier surveys a map as he and forces from U.S. Army plan an assault as part of a field training exercise in 2012. Despite the drawdown in Europe, there remain opportunities for NCOs, officers and their families. Spc. Lorenzo Ware/Army

    For U.S. troops, European tours come with career, quality-of-life perks

    Imagine going out to hunt wild boar in the forests of Germany, then celebrating with buddies at the local gasthaus, hoisting a brew that rivals any you can find in the States.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    1st Lt. Kelly Requa is breaking new ground at Fort Bragg. She's one of a small number of female lieutenants brought into lead a cannon platoon at the North Carolina base. By January 2016, the U.S. military must open all combat jobs to women or explain why any must remain closed. Gerry Broome / AP

    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.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  12. Marines with 4th Tank Battalion, a Reserve unit out of Twentynine Palms, Calif., roll down a dirt road on their M1A1 Abrams tank during Exercise Africa Lion 2012. Under a policy change, female Marine reservists can assume support roles in combat units, including 4th Tanks, but are still withheld from direct combat roles. Tyler Main/Marine Corps

    Marine Corps Reserve opens more combat units to women

    The Marine Corps has opened more roles in combat units to women this time in the Reserve.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  13. A female Marine officer participates in the Infantry Officer Course. After washing out of the course, 2nd Lt. Sage Santangelo wrote an op-ed arguing that females should be allowed to retake IOC. H. Darr Beiser / USA Today

    The story behind the female officer who called for change at IOC

    Second Lt. Sage Santangelo wasn't able to retake the Infantry Officer Course, but other female volunteers might get that chance, thanks to a case she made to the commandant of the Marine Corps this year.

    • Apr. 6, 2014
  1. Be an Army hacker: This top secret cyber unit wants you

    Army Cyber Command is looking for computer-savvy troops to turn into crack cyberwarriors. ...

      8:45 AM, Apr. 8, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. Air Force promotion system changes: Only recent EPRs will count

    Starting next year, enlisted airmen will start with a clean slate each time they come up for promotion....

      11:13 AM, Oct. 31, 2014
  9. Sub's top enlisted relieved for inappropriate relationship

    The chief of the boat aboard a Bangor, Wash.-based submarine was relieved Thursday because of an inappropriate relationship....

      12:39 PM, Aug. 16, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Being a good cop requires host of skills

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      3:21 PM, Apr. 1, 2013
  12. Rules clarified on health exams for other-than-honorable discharges

    The fiscal 2014 compromise defense authorization bill would change part of a law that has allowed the services to skirt a requirement to provide mental health and medical exams to all combat troops facing an other-than-honorable discharge....

      6:51 PM, Dec. 12, 2013
  13. Army pulls list of names for CSM, SGM key billets

    The nominative command sergeant major and sergeant major key billet selection list that was released Aug....

      2:42 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
  14. Being a good cop requires host of skills

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      3:21 PM, Apr. 1, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Old vs. new

    Under the Air Force's new enlisted promotion system, enlisted performance report scores will carry a great deal more weight....

      3:53 PM, Oct. 31, 2014
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    Dahlmann, Eric J...

      1:31 PM, Nov. 7, 2013
  18. 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
  19. On policy allowing women into combat, Marines prepared to seek exceptions

    A force integration plan sent to top Marine Corps officers and enlisted leaders March 12 by the commandant reveals that more women will be assigned to previously closed combat arms units, but emphasizes the service will be prepared to seek exceptions to t...

      9:11 AM, Mar. 23, 2014
  20. The list

    The NCOs selected, including MOS and rank:...

      10:24 AM, Sep. 4, 2014
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