Secretary Selects First Female Combatant CommanderDefense Secretary Ash Carter has named new commanders to be confirmed by the Senate. If confirmed, the new U.S. Northern Command chief will be the first woman to lead a U.S. combatant command.
Carter Addresses Security Challenges, SequestrationThe U.S. is facing five global strategic challenges, while at home sequestration poses a great risk to the funding of critical investments, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate panel.
Budget Proposal Puts Military on Right Trajectory, Chairman SaysFunding within the fiscal year 2017 DoD budget proposal will enable the joint force to confront today’s threats and plan for the future, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told a Senate panel.
Update: Force of the Future Reforms Move ForwardForce of the Future reforms are aligning military and civilian personnel rules with the 21st century, Brad R. Carson, senior advisor to the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told DoD News.