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Senior Enlisted Leaders: Building Better Soldiers Strengthens Unit Cohesion

10/12/2021
Soldiers could soon have up to three opportunities a year to earn an expert badge as part of an effort to foster cohesive units, the top enlisted leader for Army Training and Doctrine Command said. Command Sergeant Major Dan Hendrex added by affording Soldiers more chances to earn their expert badge they will be one step closer to that goal. The badges include the Expert Infantryman Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, and Expert Soldier Badge, which Soldiers often previously had only one chance annually to earn.

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Army Launches Fusion Directorate Pilot Designed to Improve Services for Sexual Assault Victims: Six Installations and the Army Reserve Will Participate in the Year-Long Pilot

10/06/2021
The Army has launched a one-year pilot designed to better care for, protect and empower sexual assault victims. The fusion directorate pilot, which is part of the planned redesign of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, will offer an additional reporting mechanism and coordinated medical, investigative, legal and support services that are independent of a victim’s immediate command. The lessons we learn from this pilot will help us improve our support to victims in real time and design a better program for the future. The Army will be locating pilot sites – expected to open in early 2022 – at a broad range of sizes and types of installations: Aberdeen Proving Ground; Schofield Barracks; Fort Bragg; Fort Irwin; Fort Riley; and Fort Sill. In addition, the Army Reserve will pilot a virtual fusion directorate for the 99th Readiness Division. While not participating in the pilot, the National Guard is actively involved in the planning effort and will develop a unique, state-based product.

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A Battle Worth Fighting, JBLM Takes on Suicide Prevention

10/06/2021
As part of Suicide Prevention Month efforts, former NBA All-Star James Donaldson visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington as the guest speaker for the Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness’ Risk Reduction event. The event focused on death by suicide prevention and awareness.

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Resolving Moral Injury: Dealing With Fallout From the War in Afghanistan

10/04/2021
What is moral injury? The damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when a person perpetrates or witnesses or fails to prevent acts that transgress against one’s own moral fiber or ethical code of conduct or values. So, we make a promise – we will make your life better, you can come to America – and not only is that broken, but you and your Family very well could die for doing this.

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