Pentagon identifies U.S. Army general killed by Afghan gunman in Kabul

Pentagon identifies U.S. Army general killed by Afghan gunman in Kabul

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) --The Pentagon identified the two-star U.S. Army general killed Tuesday by an Afghan soldier in Kabul as Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene.
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Defense budget would shrink U.S. Army, cut benefits

Defense budget would shrink U.S. Army, cut benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The 2015 Pentagon budget will cut benefits for active-duty personnel and reduce the Army to pre-World War II levels, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

U.S. and China armies to strengthen ties in coming months

BEIJING, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army will be increasing its formal cooperation with the huge Chinese army in the coming months, a senior U.S. general said Saturday.
Odierno comparisons of Guard, full-time soldiers 'disrespectful'

Odierno comparisons of Guard, full-time soldiers 'disrespectful'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A top U.S. general's comments that National Guard troops aren't trained as well as regular troops are "simply not true," says the head of a Guard organization.
U.S. invasion of Afghanistan began 12 years ago Monday

U.S. invasion of Afghanistan began 12 years ago Monday

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, began 12 years ago Monday.

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Chief of staff says U.S. Army reducing number of combat teams

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army will reduce the number of brigade combat teams from 45 to 33 by the year 2017, the Army's chief of staff said.

U.S. general suspended for allegedly flubbing rape investigation

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- The Pentagon says it has suspended a general in charge of U.S. Army forces in Japan for allegedly failing to investigate a reported sexual assault properly.

Military leaders concerned about military sex assault bills

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The top U.S. military leaders told Congress of concerns about bills that would revamp military law by removing sexual assault cases from commanders.

Male military rape survivors speak out

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Male survivors of rape while serving in the military say they are often deemed "liars and troublemakers" when they report abuse.

Commentary: Defense: Mutatis mutandis

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Sequestration, or confiscating something of value, gave pause to reassess a U.S. defense budget that is now 46 percent of the entire world’s defense spending.

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Military chiefs note sequester's effects

Military chiefs note sequester's effects

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. military leaders said mandated budget cuts would have serious consequences, including the curtailing of training for 80 percent of the ground forces.
Odierno: Sequester puts security at risk

Odierno: Sequester puts security at risk

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Fiscal uncertainty over defense spending may degrade the military's ability to defend national interests for the next decade, said U.S. Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

Military leaders warn against budget cuts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The nation's top military leaders Tuesday painted a bleak picture for the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee should Congress not back off slated budget cuts.
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Ray Odierno
Commander of U.S. forces in Iraq Gen. Ray Odierno salutes at the end of mission ceremony at the military Camp Echo in Diwaniyah, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq on October 4, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ali Jasim)

Raymond T. Odierno (pronounced /oʊdiˈɛərnoʊ/; born September 8, 1954) is a United States Army general and the 38th and current Chief of Staff of the Army. Odierno most recently commanded United States Joint Forces Command from October 2010 until its disestablishment in August 2011. He served as Commanding General, United States Forces – Iraq and its predecessor, Multi-National Force – Iraq, from September 2008 through September 2010. Prior to that, he served as Commanding General, III Corps, from May 2006 to May 2008. General Odierno is the twelfth American military officer to command at the Division, Corps, and Army level during the same conflict and only the second to have this honor since the Vietnam War. He assumed his current assignment on September 7, 2011.

Prior to commanding III Corps, he served as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, where he was the primary military advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from 3 November 2004 to 1 May 2006.

Odierno grew up in Rockaway, New Jersey, where he attended Morris Hills High School, followed by the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in June 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He later received a Master of Science degree in nuclear effects engineering from the North Carolina State University and a Master of Arts degree national security and strategy from the Naval War College. In December 2010 he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from North Carolina State University. General Odierno is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.

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