Mark Esper, secretary of the Army, said the Office of Personnel Management is not made up of bad people, but that the Army could better handle civilian hiring on its own.
Since April, the Army has cut more than 60 training and administrative requirements. Top official say the goal is to redirect time and resources into readiness and modernization.
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.
Top Army leaders say it will take time to overcome the recruiting challenges that caused them to miss their enlistment goal this year
The Army may lose its Medical Research and Materiel Command in the 2019 NDAA, and Army Secretary Mark Esper is not happy about it.
The Army is competing with a healthy economy and a small pool of eligible recruits to increase its ranks.
The Army’s Futures Command is officially up and running in Austin, and while the command promises to completely reform the service’s equipping practices, it’s also spurring change in the personnel realm.
The Army is preparing to award contracts based on the findings of the cross-functional team responsible for a better protected, more mobile tactical network and interoperability between forces.
One senator is worried Futures Command could harm small business.
The Army is nixing training it feels isn’t helping readiness as a means of unburdening soldiers so they can spend more time with their families.