SOURCE: Biden picks retired General Austin to run Pentagon

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Retired General Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense, according to three people with knowledge of the decision. If confirmed, General Austin would be the first Black person to lead the Pentagon. In picking General Austin, Biden has chosen a barrier-breaking former four-star general who was the first Black […]

V.O.I.C.E.S. Against Sexual Assault (SA)

At least 25% of women serving in the U.S. military have been sexually assaulted, and up to 80% have been sexually harassed. A 2011 report found that women in the U.S. military were more likely to be raped by fellow soldiers than they were to be killed in combat. MILITARY SEXUAL VIOLENCE FACTS Of women who reported a penetrative […]

FY21 SFC Evaluation Board

The Army is scheduled to convene at the Sergeant First Class (SFC) Evaluation Board on or about 20 October 2020 to evaluate SFC Regular Army and United States Army Reserve, Active Guard Reserve NCOs. Note: SFC Evaluation Board screens SFCs competing for Master Sergeant Board Eligibility Regular Army (RA) / AGR SFC RA / AGR […]

Preparing for an upcoming PCS?

-MILPER 20-133 HIGHLIGHTS- Published 11 May 2020 ▪️Amendements to be made NLT 31 May 2020 ▪️Mar-May PCS Report dates will defer to 15 Jul 2020 ▪️Jun 2020 PCS Report Dates for Soldiers with that dependents under 21 years of age will defer to 01 Sep 2020 ▪️Jun 2020 PCS Report Dates for Soldiers without dependents […]

Controversial changes to GI Bill transfer rules delayed until next year

Defense Department officials will delay a controversial proposal limiting troops ability to share their GI Bill benefits with spouses and children after complaints from advocates and lawmakers that the move could hurt recruiting and morale. In a letter to lawmakers last week, acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness James Stewart said the move will be pushed […]