DOPMA

‘Fourth estate’ agencies safe from cuts for now as Congress rolls out its final version of the 2019 NDAA

Congress holds off on cutting agencies from DoD’s fourth estate.

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Mac Thornberry

House lawmakers taking slow and steady approach to defense personnel reform

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Air Force ReserveEven the rain cannot stop friends and families from reuniting with Airmen of the 934th Airlift Wing as they return from overseas. The Airmen have been deployed since early 2012 from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, Minn. (Shannon McKay)

To boost retention, Air Force wants smoother transitions between reserve, active service

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senate

On DoD: Navy asks Congress for more authority to sidestep ‘up-or-out’ personnel system

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Navy asks Congress for more authority to sidestep ‘up-or-out’ personnel system

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U.S. Army soldiers representing units participating in the the Anaconda-16 military exercise, attend the opening ceremony, in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, June 6, 2016. Poland and some NATO members are launching their biggest ever exercise, involving some 31,000 troops, as central and eastern European nations are seeking strong security guarantees among concerns about Russia's assertiveness and actions. .(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Why DoD thinks the Career Intermission Program can help solve its personnel problem

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Military personnel chiefs want more flexibility in career paths, but not an end to ‘up-or-out’

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John McCain

Congress orders DoD to study changes to its officer promotion system

A provision in the annual defense bill mandates a new Pentagon analysis of current personnel policies and whether they’re harming officer retention.

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John McCain

No ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to military personnel reform

Defense experts urge the Senate Armed Services Committee to consider adding more flexibility to current promotional structures for military and civilian…

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John McCain

30 years after Goldwater-Nichols, Senate eyes another DoD reorganization

Nearly 30 years after Congress passed the largest reform in Defense Department’s history via the Goldwater-Nichols Act, the Senate on Tuesday reopened the topic of Pentagon organization in what may turn into another multi-year process of study and legislating over how the world’s largest military force is managed.

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