June 11, 2003 |
In an unorthodox step, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has picked a retired general to return to duty and become the Army's new chief of staff, senior defense officials said yesterday. The officials said Rumsfeld planned to ask President Bush to nominate retired four-star Army Gen. Peter Schoomaker, 57, who previously headed elite Special Operations forces, to succeed Gen. Eric Shinseki, who retires today, as the Army's top officer. Rumsfeld's choice of a retiree to vault past top active Army generals to head the service and become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff comes against a backdrop of strained relations between Rumsfeld and the Army, Reuters reported.
September 21, 2004 |
The Army wants you - to help it celebrate the 78 members of its 2005 U.S. Army all-Americans. To do that, the Army is conducting a nationwide tour this year to introduce its selectees. And yesterday, upon its arrival here, Callahan Bright, a senior two-way tackle for Harriton High School, was introduced as such a selectee. Today, Marques Slocum, a massive force as an offensive guard for West Catholic High, will join Bright on a roster chosen from a poll of 400 nominees from across the nation.
October 12, 1996 |
Rutgers would like to settle its quarterback situation and put coach Terry Shea's West Coast offense into high gear today in its game against Army at Giants Stadium. But to do that, the Scarlet Knights (1-4) must contain the Cadets' wishbone offense. And that might not be easy. Army (4-0) is ranked third in the nation with 323 rushing yards per game, and with six backs who have carried the ball 25 times or more, it can wear down opponents. In addition, Army has a passing game, too. Ronnie McAda, who missed Army's last two games because of an ankle injury but might see time against Rutgers, has completed 16 of 25 passes for 332 yards and one touchdown this season.
April 29, 1998 |
John Joseph Levine, 72, of Hatfield Township, a retired job counselor and former Army career man who trained Chinese troops during World War II, died Thursday at Grand View Hospital near Sellersville. Mr. Levine, who was born and educated in Philadelphia, enlisted in the Army in December 1942 and went to China to train troops for fighting in the China-Burma-India Theater. He was an Army platoon sergeant during the war in Korea. Later, he was a rifle instructor in Hawaii and was a noncommissioned leader of a group of marksmen at Fort Knox, Ky. His Army career of more than 20 years ended in Germany as the Berlin Wall was going up. He settled in the Lansdale area and was an employment counselor for the Pennsylvania Job Service.
March 12, 2008 |
Temple will face four schools that were in bowl games last season and have five home games, according to the football schedule released yesterday. The Owls open the season Aug. 29 against Army at West Point (7 p.m.). The home opener at Lincoln Financial Field is Sept. 6 against Connecticut, which narrowly defeated Temple last season on a disputed call. In addition to UConn, the other bowl teams on the schedule are Penn State (Sept. 20), Central Michigan (Oct. 11) and Navy (Nov.
July 11, 1988 |
The Reagan administration is considering a plan to put a four-star admiral - rather than an Army general as previously planned - in charge of U.S. military operations in the Persian Gulf, the Washington Post reported today. The campaign to strengthen the Navy's role in the gulf by altering command rotation had been under way before last week's shooting down of an Iranian airliner by the cruiser USS Vincennes, officials told the Post, but the incident added impetus to the plan. Under the proposed change, Vice Adm. Henry Mustin, deputy chief of naval operations for plans, policy and operations would become the next head of the U.S. Central Command, officials told the newspaper.
December 5, 2011
By David B. Grusky When President Obama announced that 40,000 troops now in Iraq would come home by the end of the year, the initial excitement quickly turned to concern that our struggling economy couldn't easily handle the shock of an additional 40,000 job seekers. Although we should, of course, care deeply about returning Iraq war veterans, we ought not to think for a moment that adding 40,000 workers to the job-seeking pool will break the back of the economy; it's already broken.
September 1, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - David Petraeus, the general widely credited with rescuing a failing U.S. war in Iraq, retired from the Army yesterday with a word of warning: Coming budget cuts must not impair the U.S. military's ability to fight a full range of conflicts, from major land wars to Iraq-like insurgencies. Petraeus, 58, made clear his concern that political pressures to lighten the nation's debt burden could force the military to retrench in ways that hurt U.S. security and U.S. troops.
August 17, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Suicides among active-duty soldiers in July more than doubled from June, accelerating a trend throughout the military this year that has prompted Pentagon leaders to redouble efforts to solve a puzzling problem. The Army, which is the only branch of the military that issues monthly press statements on suicides, said that 26 active-duty soldiers killed themselves in July, compared with 12 in June. The July total was the highest for any month since the Army began reporting suicides by month in 2009, according to Lt. Col. Lisa Garcia, an Army spokeswoman.
February 19, 1992 |
A Philadelphia doctor who attended college on an ROTC scholarship and then filed for conscientious objector status will not have to serve in the Army, a federal judge ruled yesterday. U.S. District Judge Louis H. Pollak said an Army review board that rejected Lynda Dianne Reiser's request for discharge had failed to explain its decision that she was not sincere in her anti-war beliefs. An Army chaplain, lay officer and psychiatrist who interviewed the doctor had all found her sincere and recommended that her discharge be approved.