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Odierno Talks Details of JFCOM’s Deep Contractor Cuts

The commander of the United States Joint Forces Command yesterday provided specifics about cuts to the Norfolk, Va.-based command, including deep slashes to the contractor workforce based there. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, who took over JFCOM in October, said the command would cut 2,300 positions from its 4,700-member personnel. Most …

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Mattis Assumes Command of CENTCOM

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday presided over Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis’ assumption of command from Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Allen, who had been acting commander since Army Gen. David H. Petraeus left the command to lead NATO operations in Afghanistan. “General Mattis is one of the …

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US Joint Forces Command Releases Response to Gates’ Announcement

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced today a series of efficiencies initiatives that included several cost-cutting methods in which the department could free up money in its budgets for force structure and modernization. One of the major suggestions included in Gates’ proposals was his recommendation to eliminate the U.S. Joint …

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Army Gen. Odierno Raises Internet Concerns

Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno last week expressed concerns about how the ease of Internet communications sometimes undermine military operations, saying it is “absolutely essential” the issue gets properly addressed. Odierno is one of several military leader to voice worries about how online communications could potentially undermine security efforts. Army …

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Odierno Nominated to Lead U.S. Joint Forces Command

Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced yesterday President Barack Obama has nominated Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the current commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, to head U.S. Joint Forces Command based in Norfolk, Va. Prior to assuming command of U.S. Forces Iraq in September 2008, Odierno was commanding …

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