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  1. Officers named for command and key billet posts

    The Regular Army officers on these lists have been selected for colonel-level command and key billet assignments in fiscal 2015.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  2. Officer promotions for May are out

    May promotions have been authorized for these active-component officers, according to orders issued by the Human Resources Command

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  3. 1st Lt. Kelly Requa is breaking new ground at Fort Bragg. She's one of a small number of female lieutenants brought into lead a cannon platoon at the North Carolina base. By January 2016, the U.S. military must open all combat jobs to women or explain why any must remain closed. Gerry Broome / AP

    First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs

    Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  4. May will be big month for officers to move up

    May will be a banner month for officer promotions with nearly 2,100 first lieutenants of the basic and special branches pinning on the silver tracks of captain.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  5. Secretary of the Army John McHugh said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether disgraced Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay. Saul Loeb / AFP

    McHugh: I'll decide Sinclair's rank

    The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  6. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates, was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding prison in one of the military's most closely watched courts-martial. Ellen Ozier / AP

    Lawyer: Sinclair may retire at current rank despite plea

    The attorney for Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who pleaded guilty last week to adultery and having inappropriate relationships with several women, said it is possible that his client could still retire as a general.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  7. Army announces major promotions

    The Army on Thursday morning announced the names, sequence numbers, branches and functional areas of the Army Competitive Category captains recommended for promotion to major by the fiscal 2014 major promotion selection board that met in November.

    • Mar. 20, 2014
  8. Officer promotion list for April is out

    These officers have been selected for promotion in April, the Army announced today.

    • Mar. 18, 2014
  9. The Army's active component strength is expected to hit 490,000 by Sept. 30, 2015. Here, Wiesbaden V Corps soldiers salute during a casing ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany. Karl Weisel/Army

    Active-force sees sharp manpower drop

    Regular Army end strength in January took a sharp drop and hit 523,000 by the end of the month, after hovering around 530,000 early in the fiscal year.

    • Mar. 16, 2014
  10. Majors selection list to come out March 20

    A majors list containing the names of Army Competitive Category captains recommended for promotion by a board that met in November will be released March 20.

    • Mar. 14, 2014
  11. Army's TRADOC to get new commander

    The Army's Training and Doctrine Command is undergoing a change in command.

    • Mar. 14, 2014
  12. Carson colonel cleared, headed to Afghanistan

    The Army says a Fort Carson brigade commander has been cleared in an investigation and he will be allowed to rejoin his troops for deployment to Afghanistan

    • Mar. 12, 2014
  13. Captain board selections due out March 25

    Results will be released March 25 from the mandatory Army Promotion List captain board that met in December for National Guard and Army Reserve officers.

    • Mar. 12, 2014
  14. The Army has extended the application deadline for first lieutenants interested in a job in Special Forces, psy ops and civil affairs. Army

    Army needs more 1st lts. for Special Forces

    The special operations officer accession board previously set for mid-April has been rescheduled for May 19. The move will give more time for officers to prepare their packets and apply for three growing career branches.

    • Mar. 8, 2014
  15. Fort Knox installs first female commander

    Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs has become the first woman to take command over Fort Knox and U.S. Army Cadet Command.

    • Mar. 7, 2014
  16. Soldiers train with a field artillery howitzer at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, last year. Women will now join field artillery units, down to the platoon level, as the Army opens thousands of jobs to them. Army

    Army opens all field artillery officer jobs to women

    Virtually all Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve positions coded for field artillery officers have been opened to women under a directive issued by Army Secretary John McHugh.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  17. No backdoor pay raise for top brass, official says

    The latest Pentagon budget calls for a one-year pay freeze for all general and flag officers.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  18.  Staff

    March officer promotion lists released

    These officers were selected for promotion in March, the Army announced Thursday.

    • Feb. 27, 2014
  19. Army Maj. Timothy Hyde is among several hundred officers being reviewed for possible job loss. William B. Plowman / for USA Today

    Soldiers survive combat, then lose their jobs

    For thousands of career-military troops who endured combat and family separations during a dozen years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the end of hostilities brings a new directive from the government your services are no longer needed.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  20. Soldiers selected for Officer Candidate School

    These enlisted soldiers, shown with rank and specialty, have been selected to attend Officer Candidate School. They were chosen by a board that met in December. The next OCS board meets in May.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  21. Senior enlisted AGR soldiers to move up in March

    These NCOs in the Active Guard and Reserve have been selected for promotion in March, the Army announced today. Some will have to re-enlist or extend to be eligible for promotion, officials said.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  22. Illustrations By J. Bretschneider Staff

    Retirement Medal moves forward

    Sgt. 1st Class Steven Janotta never imagined his idea for an Army retirement medal would garner so much attention.

    • Feb. 23, 2014
  23. Army announces LTC-level command selections

    Here are the names and specialties of the lieutenant colonels and promotable majors selected as principals by the Army Competitive Category and Army Medical Department lieutenant colonel-level command boards that met last fall.

    • Feb. 20, 2014
  24. Chaplains selected for promotion to major

    These active Army chaplains are recommended for promotion to major, the Army announced today. Their names are shown with their sequence numbers.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
  25. 4 generals nominated for third star

    The president has nominated four generals for new assignments, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday. All four were also nominated for promotion to lieutenant general.

    • Feb. 18, 2014
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