Are We or Aren’t We—A Force of One?


Did you read this headline? “Funding Rift Pits Active Army Against Reserves”  How about this one? “Guard Fight Gets Ugly” These headlines were precipitated by remarks from Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno at a recent National Press Club discussion on military budget cuts. During the event, he said “the National Guard would not be…

Connecting Veterans and Military Spouses With Jobs at the AUSA Annual Meeting


The unemployment rate for veterans—especially post-9/11 veterans—and military spouses is above that of their civilian counterparts. Thankfully, many organizations have developed programs, resources, and events focused on hiring and career training for veterans and military spouses, and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is no exception. The 2013 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exhibition…