Joint Forces

I read with interest the opinion piece by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in The Washington Post last week. In The Military Needs to Reach Out to Civilians, the general remarked on the need for a better relationship between the military and the civilian population... Read more
It’s not every day you walk through a military museum and find a beekeeping uniform on display.  But that is what you’ll find when you walk through the new 9/11 Era Gallery at the National Guard Memorial Museum. The uniform highlights a mission completely unique to the National Guard, one that... Read more
Yesterday the Senate began debate and consideration of S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The managers of the bill and ranking members on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ) brought the bill to the floor in the hopes that they... Read more
The first responsibility of any government and its defense establishment is to protect the lives and safety of its people. To that end, the Task Force on Domestic Operations will: Develop and facilitate legislative strategies to enhance planning, training, programming, and budgeting for the... Read more
The Medical Task Force will develop legislative strategies for meeting the medical and dental readiness needs of the National Guard that include but are not limited to the need for the expansion of benefits under TRICARE; the need for improvements in the delivery of pre-deployment and post-... Read more
The Personnel/Medical Task Force will develop legislative strategies for programs that address the evolving needs of the National Guard in the joint personnel areas that include but are not limited to force management, benefits and compensation, retirement issues, education, and technology. The... Read more
All across the United States, Americans are seeing the same image – the power of the National Guard in response to national disasters. As Hurricane Sandy swept across the east coast late last week, over 85,000 National Guard member were made available to assist civilian authorities in potentially... Read more
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and people across the policy spectrum have been very vocal on the issue. At the start of the month, the Wilson Center (an independent public policy think tank) held a discussion forum entitled “Cyber Gridlock: Why the Public Should Care.” “As... Read more
Joint Task Forces Personnel/Medical COL Peter Bickel Delaware National Guard   Domestic Operations BG Russell Crane West Virginia National Guard   Army Task Forces Fire Support BG Keith Klemmer Arkansas National Guard Combat Vehicle MG Greg Lusk North Carolina National Guard Army Sustainment MG... Read more
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