Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu spoke with Lt. Gen. Ed Daly, deputy commander of the materiel command, at this week’s Association of the U.S. Army conference in Washington.
Maj. Gen. John Morrison, the commander of the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, Georgia, said the base has a lot of change right now.
The Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel discussed intentions to move away from a personnel system that uses cookie-cutter career paths.
Secretary of the Army Mark Esper says having a full budget on time means they can start training, maintaining equipment and making purchases at start of fiscal year with more certainty.
We’ve known for several years that the Army was planning to reduce its active duty end strength from 490,000 soldiers to 450,000. Now we know exactly where those cuts will come from. While the Army says more than 30 bases will be impacted, some will be hit especially hard — Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Hood, Texas will each lose more than 3,000 soldiers. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska will lose 2,600. Retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan is the vice president for education at the Association of the U.S. Army. He tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu what the cuts mean for soldiers and military communities.