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DOD Honors Army Civilians for Eliminating Syrian Chemical Weapons

Recently a group of 45 Army Civilians was honored for eliminating Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile. Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Alan Estevez presented 12 Meritorious Civilian Service Awards and 33 Superior Civilian Service Awards to members of the multi-agency team that completed the historic mission.

"Today's ceremony is an example of how science and technology, combined with a world-class workforce and the great teamwork of all you players out there, can deliver unique capabilities to our nation," said Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. "To me, it's another great example of rapid acquisition process to meet the operational needs of our nation."

Read the full story here: DOD honors Army civilians for eliminating Syrian chemical weapons

Five Things - Every Soldier Should Know About the Army Ethic

Michelle Tan recently wrote an article for the 27 October 2014 edition of the Army Times in the Five Things section titled Every Soldier should know about The Army Ethic. In the article Michelle Tan describes what the Army Ethic is, why it is important to us and how to find out more about it on the Center for Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) website (http://cape.army.mil/).

"The Army Ethic is not just pie in the sky for four-star generals," Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler said. "It's for everyone who's an Army Professional."

Read the full article on our website or in the 27 October 2014 edition of the Army Times.

AUSA 2014: Trusted Professionals - Today and Tomorrow

AUSA 2014

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The Sergeant Major of the Army's Professional Development Forum Video

AUSA 2014
14 OCT 2014
The Sergeant Major of the Army's Professional Development Forum Video

8th Special Troops Battalion Hikes for Suicide Prevention

September was National Suicide Prevention Month, and the U.S. Army's theme for the month was "Enhancing Resiliency - Strengthening Our Professionals." 8th Special Troops Battalion troops and their families wrapped up a month dedicated to resiliency and suicide prevention training with a morning hike up the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse located within Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline park in Oahu, Hawaii.

"The most important part of the hike was being able to open the event up to the Soldiers' families, too," said SFC Joseph Strnad. "The resiliency skills are there for both our Soldiers and their families to use in all parts of their lives."

Read the full story here: 8th STB hikes for suicide prevention

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