You can't separate the Navy from the world's oceans. Almost since its founding, the Navy has maintained expertise in ocean science to help it perform its mission.
The Army Reserve has taken on a much more important operational role in the last couple of decades. Now about 200,000 strong, it's about to celebrate another birthday. Participating in those celebrations will be Army Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Moeller. He's also the Army's non-commissioned officer of the year and he joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Army Reserve’s new leader says it’s time for a fresh look at the map so that his component of the Army can make the most of its ability to harness the skills its citizen-soldiers get from their civilian jobs.
U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks won the bronze medal for men's pole vaulting during his first Olympic competition.
The Army is planning to co-mingle Army, National Guard and reservists to promote compatibility in peacetime and wartime.
The Army's 2017 budget would roughly double the funding line which pays for involuntary mobilizations of selected reservists within the National Guard and Army Reserve.
The Army Reserve wants to make sure its soldiers aren’t relegated to the military’s B-team – called on only in case of emergency. But to do that, it needs to make sure its servicemembers are constantly training in their specialties, something that’s increasingly difficult under constrained budgets. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, the Reserve is looking to dramatically lower its training costs through public-private partnerships.
In this episode, Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm interview Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Army Reserve.
Cyber challenges are more prevalent than ever. That's driving the need for more people with the professional skills necessary to prevent and mitigate attacks. To that end, the Army Reserve has launched a new partnership to build its network of cyber warriors. The program is designed to train soldiers in cyber warfare — for both the Reserve and private sector employers. Lt. Col. Scott Nelson is the Army Reserve's Cyber P3 Program Manager. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on how it all works.
The SES has lost its luster in recent years, in part because of constrained program budgets, increased scrutiny from Congress, and a sense among members that political appointees are assuming more of the leadership responsibilities once reserved for them. In part two of our special report, Fixing the SES, five Senior Executive Service members tell Federal News Radio why they choose to stay in the service, and why they believe the SES may have its faults, but it's not broken.
Phyllis Wilson is the Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army Reserve. She talked about the program and the Reserve's broader plans for 2015 with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu on this week's On DoD.
The Army Reserve has kicked off a program where it will partner with the private sector to help fund its large-scale training exercises. Lt. Gen. Jeff Talley, the chief of the Army Reserve, said the initiative capitalizes on what he sees as one of the Reserve's strengths: its members' connection to private employers.
Signing up new recruits is not a problem for the Army Reserve. Getting them to stay long enough to fill slots for midgrade and senior enlisted positions is another matter.
Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley took over as Chief of the Army Reserve in June. He tells Federal News Radio there are only two issues that keep him up at night.