Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keeping up to Speed on Current Events

By Maj. Tony Poole
Strategic Plans Officer
July 27, 2011

As leaders with too little time to accomplish everything we need to do, sometimes shortcuts can make a real difference in our daily routine. For my part, I know I need to keep up with major world events that could have impact on National Security - and having a little third-party analysis can be useful, too.

Civilian analyst agencies sometimes get this right based on open-source intelligence - but it can be pretty expensive. Sometimes we can get that service for free. One example is that provided by Kforce Government Solutions, Inc.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tragedy reminds us to redouble suicide prevention efforts

By Maj. Gen. Maria L. Britt,
Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard
July 1, 2011

On 9 July 2009, Spc. Joey Roberts of the 935th Aviation, Intermediate Maintenance Detachment, was laid to rest. Specialist Roberts took his own life. Every loss is tragic, but a suicide is especially tragic. While nothing we can do will bring this Soldier back, we owe it to him and his family to learn from this tragedy.