As U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command continues to build the future force, it must also continue to develop the leaders responsible for designing and building tomorrow’s Army, often referred to as Force 2025 and Beyond.
Fort Leonard Wood female Soldiers striving to become one of the first Ranger-qualified females now have a training course structured specifically to help with their quest.
The pre-Ranger course, conducted by the 787th Military Police Battalion, is the brainchild of the battalion’s command sergeant major, according to Capt. Christopher Riggs, Company F, 787th Military Police Battalion commander.
According to Riggs, it was Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa Duncan’s, 787th MP Bn. command sergeant major, vision to ensure the females who wanted to compete for the Ranger tab would have the physical abilities and skill sets needed.
Command and General Staff College students and faculty got a taste of civilian university instruction this week when lecturers from the University of California-Berkeley made presentations on personal finance and organizational structure.
Fred Selinger, Continuing Lecturer at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business led with a discussion of personal finance on Tuesday.
College Deputy Commandant, Brig. Gen. Chris Hughes introduced the topic saying he believes financial issues will become more relevant to Army leaders and their subordinates as the Army moves away from the constant deployment cycle that has been in effect the past several years.
“Deployments provided a financial windfall for our soldiers that will not be there in the future. So, our troops will need to be better at planning and attending to personal finance and we will need to be better prepared to mentor them in this area,” said Hughes.
WASHINGTON (Oct. 22, 2014) — Empowerment is a two-way street between subordinates and supervisors, said Gen. David Perkins, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, during the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
Perkins was the keynote speaker for the AUSA Civilian Professional Development Seminar, held Oct. 15. His address was followed by two hour-long civilian panel discussions. The first panel focused on improving the supervisor-employee relationship, and the second discussed professional development programs available to Army civilians.
After 25 years as a Soldier and three years as the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine command, the Army still managed to surprise Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey last month when its chief of staff, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, told Dailey he had been chosen to become the 15th sergeant major of the Army. Dailey’s appointment to replace the office’s incumbent, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, was announced Monday and is expected to take effect at the end of January with Chandler’s retirement.