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Accenture Wins DoD’s 2020 Employer Support Freedom Award; Jimmy Etheredge, Vince Vlasho Quoted

The U..S. Department of Defense presentation of the Accenture 2020 Employer Support Freedom Award. L-R Dave Bockel, Major General (Ret.), Georgia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) State Co-Chair; Kevin Wince, Georgia ESGR State Chair; Jimmy Etheredge, Accenture North America CEO; Greg Anderson, global HR COO: former executive sponsor of Military ERG.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Accenture its prestigious 2020 Employer Support Freedom Award for the company’s support of its National Guard and Reserve member employees. “We are honored to receive the highest award that the Department of Defense gives employers,” said Jimmy Etheredge, Accenture’s CEO of North America.

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Report: Army to Start Active, Reserve Units Integration Project

The U.S. Army will begin to test a concept of combining active-duty and reserve components this summer as the military service aims to maximize the utilization of its manpower, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jared Serbu writes the Army’s Associated Units initiative is based upon a U.S. Air Force multicomponent force strategy meant to help its airmen share …

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Army Eyes Multicomponent Force Expansion for Aerial ISR Missions

The U.S. Army wants to expand its multicomponent unit of active-duty and reserve pilots in an effort to address a demand for aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Defense News reported Wednesday. Jen Judson writes the Army implemented a plan in October to integrate a mixed force into fixed-wing ISR exploitation battallions at two military bases …

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Ray Odierno: Downsizing the Army Will Harm its Capabilities

  Gen. Raymond Odierno, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, has said more than 450,000 active-duty members are required for the Army to perform its duty in global conflicts, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Brendan McGarry writes Odierno told a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., that the Army also needs …

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Ray Odierno: Sequestration Puts Army ‘Out of Balance’

The U.S. Army‘s top uniformed officer told a National Press Club audience in Washington Tuesday that the Army will likely not get back to a state of full readiness until 2020 because of sequestration cuts, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes that Gen. Ray Odierno told the audience …

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