Among the proposals being submitted to congress include measures that will deactivate the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based in Vicenza, Italy and in locations around Germany.
In a rare departure from the intra-service rivalry that typifies the relationship between their two branches of service, the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond Odierno, sent a formal letter of concession to the Commandant of the Marine Corps acknowledging that the Marines have successfully wrested away the only edge that the Army held over the Marine Corps uniforms.
Chandler announced that Captain William Swenson's Medal of Honor should be rescinded due to CPT Swenson's egregious violation of the personal grooming standards
From now on, Army recruiters will have to utilize an ‘attractiveness quotient’ when evaluating potential female enlistees. Those who score above a certain cutoff will be denied enlistment. Those female servicemembers deemed ‘attractive’ who are already in the force will be expected to take measures to reduce their level of attractiveness to an appropriate level or face severe consequences, up to and including involuntary separation or forced transfer to a different armed service.
What it takes to get this coveted certification that puts the individual Ranger above USAF Pararescueman (PJ’s), Special Forces Medical Sergeants (18D’s), Naval Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC’s), Medical Doctors, Surgeons, Chiropractors, Dentists, Optometrists, and most Demi-Gods.