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CSA Introduces New Army Operating Concept to Army War College Class of 2015

Army War College Class of 2015 was the first major audience with which the Chief of Staff of the Army GEN Ray Odierno discussed the new Army Operating Concept. During the discussion GEN Ray Odierno asked the audience what are the responsibilities of members of the Army Profession?

"We're given great responsibility," said GEN Ray Odierno. "That responsibility is like no other, sometimes given the responsibility to knowingly take other lives. That's an incredible responsibility, and we have to make sure that we understand the importance of doing it within the moral and ethical values of our nation and who we stand for."

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MCCoE Welcomes New Director

BG Willard Burleson III assumed responsibility as director of Mission Command Center of Excellence during a ceremony held at the Frontier Conference Center on 28 Aug 2014. BG Burleson replaced MG Thomas James who is now assigned with U.S. Army Forces Command at Ft. Bragg. Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond Odierno personally selected BG Burleson because of the importance of the position.

General James, as well as his predecessors, all got the ball moving down the field and have done wonderful things for the Army, but it's an important time for us to kind of actually make many of these great initiatives come before us -- specifically leader development, doctrine, the Army Profession. ... It's tremendously important that we continue to publish as well as help educate and do things for our Army right now in a time of worldwide significant uncertainty and transition.BG Burleson

TRADOC: Transforming Civilians into Soldiers

For over 40 years TRADOC has provided millions of Soldiers with the skills, expertise, and experience to become successful both in and out of the service. 'Start Strong' is the Army's way of finding, selecting, and providing training and education to the one percent of the American population who volunteer to serve.

"U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's focus on selecting the very best enlisted and officers and investing wisely in their training and education, benefits not just the Army, but also every individual who travels this pathway of professionalism."

Read the full article by TRADOC: 'Start Strong:' Every career in the Army starts with TRADOC

Building Trust between the Army and the American People

FtLeavenworthLamp.com recently published an article titled America losing touch with Army; about-face needed. The author writes about how the Army needs to "reacquaint Americans with their Army." During a Solarium event CSA Raymond Odierno said, "One of the problems the Army has is that it doesn't talk a lot about itself and what we've accomplished. We should be proud of who we are and what we've accomplished."

One of the topics the author mentions that would be excellent to discuss with the American people is the Army Profession. The professional certification criteria of character, competence, and commitment is something SMA Raymond Chandler is discussing often and is passionate about.

Read the full article: America losing touch with Army; about-face needed

SMA Raymond Chandler Discusses the Army Profession at 'The Last Frontier'

SMA Raymond Chandler visited 'The Last Frontier' 25-28 Aug 14 to thank Soldiers, Army Civilians, and Families of U.S. Army Alaska for their service and commitment and to also listen to their concerns. During a town hall meeting SMA Raymond Chandler discussed the Army Profession saying:

It's not just wearing the uniform that makes you a Soldier, It is the character demonstrated by your actions both on and off duty -- by living the Army Values and aspiring to live the Warrior Ethos. Leaders who embodied character, competence and commitment in all aspects of their lives understand what the Army Profession really means.

Read the full article: SMA talks professionalism, commitment at 'The Last Frontier'

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