Alabama National Guard Leader Says World More Dangerous Than Any Time Since World War II

Brigadier General David Pritchett

Brigadier General David Pritchett, an Alabama native and Auburn University graduate, was recognized as the new adjutant general of the Alabama National Guard at a change of command ceremony in Montgomery on Friday, Jan. 5. Pritchett takes over the leadership position from Major General Sheryl Gordon, who retired after more than six years as adjutant general. Pritchett, who started his military career with the Marine Corps in […]

Army Basic Leader Course Will Soon Be Longer and Have Graded Land Navigation

Spc. Christopher Moreno uses a protractor to determine an azimuth during the land navigation test of the Basic Leader Course.

Soldiers aiming to get their stripes will soon need to brush up on their map-reading skills and grid plotting. The Army plans to increase the length of its Basic Leader Course, or BLC, in fiscal 2026, which starts in October 2025, Sgt. Maj. Jason Stadel, a service spokesperson told Among the plans is adding […]

Army’s New Enlisted Leader: The Bet a Green Beret Can Lead the Rank and File

Command Sergeant Major Michael R. Weimer, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, presents a green beret

Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer has effectively spent his whole Army career in Special Forces, and a large swath of that time in the secretive Delta Force. He has more than enough combat bona fides — three Bronze Stars and Joint Service Commendation Medal with valor, along with two Purple Hearts. On Friday, Weimer took the […]