When I left the Army, it felt like I was leaving behind a part of myself. It’s a feeling that many Veterans experience as they transition from military to civilian life. Thankfully, VA was there to point me in the right direction and keep me on track with GI Bill benefits and health care at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center.
All successful CEOs have one thing in common: They’re able to maintain a big-picture perspective. It’s also something successful moms have in common, says Zenovia Andrews, a business strategist, speaker, author and mom who coaches entrepreneurs and CEOs on time and budget management.
On Oct. 1, Soldiers will begin to have a more defined plan for transitioning out of the Army with the implementation of the Soldier Life Cycle.
This three-phase career cycle supports the Soldier for Life initiative and prepares Soldiers from the beginning of their military service, until their transition to civilian life, with the resources needed to equip them with the employment skills, training, counseling and opportunities that will enhance their marketability after military service.
By MAUREEN ROSE
Gold Standard Acting Editor email@example.com
We’ve learned a great deal about the power of a name since Shakespeare penned Romeo’s famous query “Would a rose by any other name smell so sweet?” A misnomer may give people the wrong impression or, worse yet, totally confuse them. The sister city of Boring, Oregon is Dull, Scotland; what sort of night life do you suppose they have?
By MAUREEN ROSE
Gold Standard Acting Editor
Everyone has heard the old adage “dog is man’s best friend.”
Personally, I’m conflicted about that. I love dogs and I like cats—but since I’m allergic, I don’t have to deal with feline smugness. However, my dog, Lady, is part of the family now and she’s been a faithful companion (sounds like Tonto, doesn’t it?)
By MAUREEN ROSE
Gold Standard Acting Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
I am not a grandparent yet, but from everything I read on Facebook, I’m led to believe the experience is the next best thing to … well, you know … the thing that makes one a parent in the first place. I am eagerly looking forward to it and my first grandchild is on his way, with an ETA of Easter.
By CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER2 COURTNEY TOWNES
Supply Technician, 201st Brigade Support Battalion
During our last deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Soldiers from the 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, worked shoulder to shoulder with Afghan National Security Forces in Regional Command-South to address shortcomings in their management of Class IX logistic items, which are repair parts.
By CHARLIE WILSON
Deputy Chief of Staff
U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox
What’s a DAC?
Ever heard anyone called a DAC? What does that mean? Is it a bad word, is it derogatory, maybe it’s the name of an animal or the sound a duck makes? I have heard it used many times over the years—Oh, they’re just DACs! How many DACs do you have in your organization? Did you count the number of DACs at the meeting...they outnumbered the military!