WASHINGTON (Feb. 2, 2015) — Included within the $126.5 billion the Army has asked for in its fiscal 2016 base annual budget, is some $230 million for professional military education for Soldiers.
“You’ve always been just a Soldier. And you need to say that,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, relaying the advice given to him by retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Robert E. Hall.
“Leadership Through a Changing Environment” was the theme of the third Army Leader Exchange, a series of talks on leadership from national and local civilian and military leaders, Jan. 27 in Marshall Lecture Hall in the Lewis and Clark Center here.
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.