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The Sergeant Major of the Army's Professional Development Forum Video

AUSA 2014
14 OCT 2014
The Sergeant Major of the Army's Professional Development Forum Video

8th Special Troops Battalion Hikes for Suicide Prevention

September was National Suicide Prevention Month, and the U.S. Army's theme for the month was "Enhancing Resiliency - Strengthening Our Professionals." 8th Special Troops Battalion troops and their families wrapped up a month dedicated to resiliency and suicide prevention training with a morning hike up the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse located within Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline park in Oahu, Hawaii.

"The most important part of the hike was being able to open the event up to the Soldiers' families, too," said SFC Joseph Strnad. "The resiliency skills are there for both our Soldiers and their families to use in all parts of their lives."

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ILW Contemporary Military Forum: Living the Army Ethic - "Why and How We Serve" Video

AUSA 2014
13 OCT 2014
ILW Contemporary Military Forum
Living the Army Ethic - "Why and How We Serve" Video

SMA Raymond Chandler Visits Fort Lee to Talk about Sexual Assault and Suicide

SMA Raymond Chandler visited Fort Lee Monday (6 Oct 14) for a walk through of the Best Warrior Competition that took place this week. While SMA Raymond Chandler was at Fort Lee he also took the opportunity to talk to more than 500 Soldiers about Sexual Assault and Suicide stressing the importance of the 3C's competence, character, and commitment.

"We're going to talk about our Army Profession and two things I think we can solve -- sexual assaults and suicides," said SMA Chandler. "I'm not going to show you the Army's sexual assault or suicide prevention PowerPoint presentation. I'm trying to drive why we have challenges in this area due to a lack of understanding of what our profession says we must be known for."

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CSA Visits Army War College to Discuss the New Army Operating Concept

Chief of Staff of the Army General Ray Odierno recently addressed the U.S. Army War College Class of 2015 to discuss the new Army Operating Concept. During his address GEN Ray Odierno asked the students to focus on and discuss several issues including:

What are the responsibilities of members of the Army Profession?

"We're given great responsibility," said Odierno. "That responsibility is like no other, sometimes given the responsibility to knowingly take other lives. That's an incredible responsibility, and we have to make sure that we understand the importance of doing it within the moral and ethical values of our nation and who we stand for."

Read more: CSA discusses Army Operating Concept with Army War College class of 2015