Serve 20 and earn a medal

An NCO has this concept for a new Army medal that symbolizes a full career in the Army. The idea is that soldiers who reach retirement deserve recognition for their years of service.

But what may be controversial: He says the medal should be second in precedence only to the Medal of Honor, and higher than other valor medals. Find out more about the proposal, and what others have to say about it.

Learn more in the latest Army Times, on sale now.

Generals under fire: 13 cases of misconduct, misbehavior

Army officials have taken the unusual step of releasing inspector general’s investigations involving several generals breaking the rules and behaving badly.

Some of the allegations of misbehavior involve hot-button issues for the Army, including sexual assault and toxic leadership.

Read the story of 13 generals — active duty, Reservists and civilians — who got into hot water, and the consequences they faced. Read more in this week’s Army Times.

New ‘up or out’ rules for enlisted soldiers

The Army has new rules about how long it should take soldiers to make their next rank, and for some, they will have to be promoted much faster or face being separated from the service.

This is part of a new 32-year timeline for noncommissioned officers as they move through their Army career.

Get the details about this and other career stories in this week’s issue of Army Times.

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