Despite some efforts, leaders say more needs to be done to take care of guard and reserve members.
Without any leadership appointed from the administration, the personnel and readiness office is unable to set any new policy.
The military’s top reserve officers told Congress they have too many other issues to prioritize over duty status pay and benefits.
Todd Weiler, the assistant secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, describes how the Defense Department needs to transform the way it recruits service members.
The Defense Department hopes the next administration will create more flexible training models for reservists in order to retain those in aviation and cyber realms.
One of DoD’s top policy civilians marched in a gay pride parade this past weekend. It was more than just a walk.