Submitted by KWeller on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:00
The 2014 QDR is described as making tough choices in a period of fiscal austerity.On March 14, ROA and the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute will convene a panel of experts to review the QDR and offer their analysis.
On the heels of the release of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review and the President's FY15 budget proposal, the defense community finds itself preparing for major changes. In describing the QDR, Secretary Hagel said the strategy represents "the tough choices we are making in a period of fiscal austerity." Those tough choices are detailed through reductions to force structure and unnecessary overhead, investing in readiness and reforming military compensation.
On March 14, The Reserve Officers Association and the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute will convene a panel of ex...
Submitted by KWeller on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:29
Hagel's budget preview paints disconcerting picture for Reserve role in new defense posture.
As DoD's new budget proposal made the rounds on the day of its release, Secretary Hagel met with members of the MSO/VSO community to explain the strategy and field questions on the impacts to various constituencies. As ROA leaders were told first hand, the Reserve and Guard can't expect to avoid this round of reductions. In detailed remarks, Hagel outlined his department's plans for what Pentagon brass are hoping will be viewed as an honest effort to maintain operational solvency. While the bulk of the cuts will come from active duty forces, Hagel made clear that the RC will have to make its own set of sacrifices.
By Jenny Swigoda
ROA, Content Manager
Healthcare in the military and civilian world is a dynamic field that is in a constant state of change. Given the unique environments of military medicine and civilian healthcare, these changes can often occur in disparate ways, contributing to gaps in service. The constant between the fields is the patient. The life cycle of care for any given service member will take them through three distinct systems: private sector care, DoD and the VA. Now more than ever, innovations across the spectrum of these three fields are being shared, learned from and incorporated, helping to bridge the gaps in...
Submitted by JSwigoda on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:53
ROA is offering members the chance to recognize the extraordinary sacrifice of your hometown Reservist during the STARS Foundation Gala. With a $100 pledge in honor of your Reservist, their name will be included in an Honor Roll list that will display during the Gala. Don't delay, this special offer expires on Friday, Feb. 21.