Almost half of soldiers don’t think the Army’s got their six, that’s according to an annual leadership survey.
The survey showed 47 percent of active-duty soldiers and 42 percent of reserve-component soldiers agreed or strongly agreed that “the Army no longer demonstrates that it is committed to me as much as it expects me to be committed.”
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Meanwhile, commanders at four major posts are restricting sales of liquor at PXs, or are considering it. Who is affected? Soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Hood, Texas; and Army Garrison-Hawaii — according to Army officials. What is your take on alcohol restrictions on post?
And for some career news, the Army plans to promote 2,578 soldiers to NCOs in September, nearly 500 more than in August. September cutoff scores issued by the Army authorize 718 advancements to staff sergeant and 1,369 to sergeant, that is from a pool of 14,708 promotable sergeants and 13,959 promotable specialists. Good luck.
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