The Army asked, and soldiers sound off

The Army has its marching orders — from soldiers — tens of thousands of soldiers who told the Army in a survey what they want as the service overhauls its NCO Education System.

One fault they found: Some of the coursework isn’t tough enough to help soldiers do their jobs. That means you may be working harder, soldier, to get where you’re going.

Soldiers had many other ideas for shaping a stronger, more sophisticated NCO Corps, ready for the challenges ahead. Find out what they’re telling the Army.

See this week’s Army Times, on newsstands now.

Army’s winter meeting

The annual winter symposium of the Association of the U.S. Army starts this week in Huntsville, Ala., with experts and leaders presenting views on the direction the Army needs to take in coming years.

Army Times previews some of the compelling issues facing the service, and also looks at top innovations that will help the Army get the mission accomplished.

See the AUSA preview in this week’s issue of Army Times.

Monuments men

Before the “Monuments Men” movie came to your movie theater, the Army’s own treasure hunters were on the ground in Iraq trying to save the country’s priceless artifacts — and its culture.

They describe the horrendous plunder during war in Iraq, and their incredible finds of precious art and documents as they worked to help Iraq restore its history. Read more in this week’s Army Times.

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