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The Australian army released a public service announcement this week, and Lt. Gen. David Morrison does not mince words: If you’re sexist, you need to just get out. “Those who think that it is okay to behave in a way that demeans or exploits their colleagues have no business in this army,” he says. “If that does not suit you, then get out. You may find another employer where your attitude and behavior is acceptable, but I doubt it.” Morrison goes on to encourage soldiers who witness degradation or humiliation within their units to show moral courage and speak up.…

[brightcove video=”2330154974001″ /] Things got awfully testy at a House Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, as Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) berated Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno and Secretary of the Army John McHugh over an Army program. It gets good around 3:00, when McHugh and Odierno finally get a chance to respond. From Marcus Weisgerber at Defense News: Typically military posture hearings are a chance for lawmakers to grandstand and spout political soundbites that they promote to constituents in their home districts. Those at the witness table often stick to their script of talking points, rarely deviating from…

The Army is just going to stay in and have a quiet family dinner on its 238th birthday this year. Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno and Secretary of the Army John McHugh have canceled this year’s Army Birthday Ball (originally scheduled for June 13) in an effort to rein in unnecessary Pentagon expenditures. “This action supports the department’s overall effort to reduce spending of appropriated funds,” they explained in a joint statement. This only applies to the Army’s big Washington bash, though. The following smaller observances will still take place: June 10 Mount Vernon June 12…

Odierno to soldiers: Toxic leaders will be fired Battalion and brigade commanders will soon receive 360-degree evaluations as part of the Army’s continuing push to rid the ranks of toxic leaders. The plan, spearheaded by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, will begin as a pilot program this summer and be fully implemented by the fall. “I’m looking at what is the best way to implement a 360 process at the battalion and brigade levels that will help us to identify concerns to the individual, and also to those who are with him, so they can try to correct…

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/morning-joe/51004291 Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno went up to New York City this morning to sit down with a couple of morning talk shows. On his second stop, at MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he did a pretty good job explaining how sequestration will affect the Defense Department, breaking it down for those outside of Washington who are still, understandably, scratching their heads over the whole thing. Then, at around 7:05, Mika dropped the bomb. Brzezinski: Do you see any place in our society for Bushmasters? For Americans to be able to buy Bushmasters or similar types of…

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