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Vice Adm. Mary Jackson Assumes Navy Installations Command Leadership

Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, former commander of Navy Region Southeast, officially assumed the role of commander of the Navy Installations Command during a change-of-command ceremony held Friday in Washington. The service branch said Friday Jackson succeeded Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, who served as the fifth CNIC and managed 71 Navy installations under 11 regions that include …

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End of the Line for Joint Forces Command

After 12 years of service and in preparation for lean times for defense spending, the Joint Forces Command was officially closed during a ceremony Thursday in Suffolk, Va. Army Times reports former Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended the command be closed on advice from a Pentagon board in 2010. President …

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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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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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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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