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Weakness in the private-sector economy has let the Pentagon spend fewer dollars on recruiting efforts over the past several years. It still beat its targets for both the quantity and quality of new enlistees and officers it brings into its ranks. But officials believe things could get more difficult.
The human side of the Army is in large measure the responsibility of Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, the deputy chief of staff.
Federal Drive with Tom Temin interviewed Army leaders on a variety of topics at the recent 2017 Association of the U.S. Army conference in Washington, D.C.
Military personnel say DOPMA is foundationally sound, but needs more workarounds, especially for highly-technical fields
As the Pentagon puts more pressure on its all-volunteer force, it’s finding a disconnect between the people it wants and the people it has in its ranks.
While there was a lot of talk about reform, it may take longer than some expected to overhaul the military personnel system.
The Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel discussed intentions to move away from a personnel system that uses cookie-cutter career paths.
The Army is still figuring out how to deal with soldiers who are nondeployable for a year or more.