Tag Archives: Eric Fanning

Eric Fanning Cites Army’s Role in Joint Warfighting Efforts

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning has discussed the role of the service branch in joint warfighting efforts during his visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. “We are a joint force now,” Fanning told attendees of the Army Training and Doctrine Command Commanders’ forum during his keynote speech. “We rely on the …

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New Army Org Seeks to Expedite Warfighting Tech Devt, Deployment Efforts

The U.S. Army has launched a new office that aims to expedite the development and delivery of technologies designed to help address combatant commanders’ immediate, near-term and mid-term needs. The service branch said Wednesday its Rapid Capabilities Office will lead the prototyping and initial equipping of technologies in the areas of cyber, electronic warfare, survivability, positioning, navigation, timing …

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Eric Fanning Talks Plans for ‘Rapid Capability Office’

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning has discussed his priorities for the service branch with soldiers, staff members and civilian employees at his inaugural town hall meeting, the Army reported Thursday. Fanning told event attendees on Tuesday at the Pentagon that he expects the newly established “rapid capability office” to help advance Army readiness …

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Army Directive Seeks to Retain More Noncommissioned Officers

Army Secretary Eric Fanning has signed a directive that aims to establish new policies for the service branch to retain high-performing noncommissioned officers. The U.S. Army said Friday the “Retaining a Quality Noncommissioned Officer Corps” directive will affect the entire enlisted spectrum and make changes to the Bar to the Continued Service Program, NCO Career …

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Breaking Defense: Army Rapid Capabilities Office Mulls Offers for Electronic Warfare Gear

The U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities Office continues to review proposals from contractors for potential $50 million-to-$100 million contracts to acquire electronic warfare gear, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg writes Army Secretary Eric Fanning works to lead the service branch’s efforts to address its acquisition system through a system similar to the U.S. Air …

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DoD Welcomes Eric Fanning as New Army Secretary

The Defense Department has officially welcomed Eric Fanning as the new secretary of the U.S. Army during a full-honor arrival ceremony held Monday at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Fanning, formerly undersecretary of the Army, was confirmed as the 22nd Army secretary in May after President Barack Obama nominated him …

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Pentagon Swears in Army Secretary Eric Fanning

Eric Fanning took his official oath of office as the 22nd U.S. Army secretary during a ceremony held Wednesday at the Pentagon, the Army News Service reported Thursday. Gary Sheftick writes Fanning will oversee management, training and equipping of military personnel across the Army. He was nominated by President Obama for the service branch’s top …

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Senate Unanimously Approves Eric Fanning as Army Secretary

The Senate confirmed Eric Fanning as secretary of the U.S. Army through a unanimous voice vote Tuesday, Reuters reported Tuesday. Patricia Zengerle writes Fanning, a former undersecretary of the Air Force and chief of staff to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, received Senate confirmation to take the Army’s no.1 civilian post eight months after President …

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