Browsing: National Guard

Rate your leaders: Dempsey wants you to expose bad bosses The Pentagon’s top brass has agreed to adopt widespread use of “360-degree” reviews for officers across all military services in the most far-reaching effort yet to root out “toxic leaders” before they reach senior ranks. Exactly how each service will institutionalize the controversial evaluation tool remains to be seen. Each is studying the issue and will draft its own plan to draw evaluations not only from superiors in the chain of command but also from peers and subordinates. The aim: to provide a complete picture of an individual’s strengths and…

Some serious jingle has been dropped in the past week to beef the Army’s vehicle fleet, and soldiers are sure to like what they see. Oshkosh Defense is the big winner, with the following contracts: $413 million to produce a much-needed 1,800 medium tactical vehicles for Army National Guard by March 12, 2013. $255 million for 250 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle ambulances. We highlighted this vehicle in our AUSA coverage. This is a HUGE plus for combat medical care. They will roll out by May 31, 2012. $34 million for 78 M1076 palletized load systemtrailers and 78 M1075A1…

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