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Military Service Chiefs Ask Congress For Spending Flexibility

The top uniformed officers from the four military branches asked a House subcommittee Tuesday to give them spending flexibility now that automatic sequestration budget cuts are in effect. American Forces Press Service reports the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction and Veteran Affairs heard testimony from Army Chief of Staff Gen. …

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Military Leaders Outline Sequestration Impacts To Senate Panel

Four of the nation’s top military leaders outlined what they see as the potential impacts of sequestration cuts on the individual services branches before a Senate panel Wednesday, American Forces Press Service reports. The Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Army Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff; Navy Adm. …

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New Marine Commandant Provides Glimpse into Corps’ Future

At a passage-of-command ceremony Oct. 22, Gen. James Amos was elevated to the post of Marine Commandant – the 35th to hold the position, and the first-ever naval aviator to assume it, National Defense Magazine reports. At the ceremony, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates challenged the new commandant and the …

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Gates Recommends Gen. James Amos as Commandant of Marine Corps

According to Pentagon officials, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has recommended Gen. James Amos to serve as the next commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The career aviator would succeed Gen. James Conway, who plans to retire in the fall. Gates also recommended Lt. Gen. Joseph Dunford as replacement for …

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