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Seven MOSs Approved for Instant Promotion

  • 08/04/2014 - 14:53

    If you're willing to switch MOSs and meet certain requirements, you could get a promotion to sergeant or staff sergeant as soon as the beginning of next month!

    Soldiers willing to switch to MOSs in engineering, electronic warfare, cyber defense, intelligence, public affairs, contracting and signal fields may be eligible for the Special MOS Promotion Alignment Program (SMAPP), which will award the new rank on the first of the the month after finishing reclassification training and being awarded the new MOS.

    The MOSs available for promotion to sergeant are:

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A retired colonel thinks a smaller Army is a Strong Army

  • 07/28/2014 - 18:01

    The US Army currently has about 520,000 soldiers, and due to the continuing threat of sequestration and ever-present budget problems, they may need to drop down to 450,00 in the near future. One retired Army colonel thinks that that is still too many soldiers, and thinks dropping down to 420,000 might actually strengthen the force.

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New TA Policy Means You May Pay for a Bad Grade

  • 07/26/2014 - 08:29

    The Department of Defense is combating the rising cost of Tuition Assistance program by adding one small caveat: perform poorly in the class, and you have to pay back the tuition money.

    Undergraduate courses will require a grade of "C" or higher, while graduate courses will require a "B" or higher to avoid recoupment. Those who receive an "I" for Incomplete will have to repay unless they convert the I into a satisfactory grade.

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Senate Committee Backs VA Secretary Nominee

  • 07/23/2014 - 14:13

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has unanimously back the former Proctor & Gamble CEO to be the next head of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Robert McDonald graduated from the United States Military Academy and served as a paratrooper in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division before beginning work at Proctor & Gamble - where he worked for 33 years, including CEO from 2009-2011. When asked why he wanted the VA Secretary job, Mr. McDonald stated that he "desperately want[s] this job because I think I can make a difference".

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