Senate Holds Dampen First Army-Navy Game for Trailblazing Superintendent Nominee

Rear Adm. Yvette Davids visits with sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy

By this week, Rear Adm. Yvette Davids was expected to be a vice admiral, looking forward to cheering on her alma mater as superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy — the first female superintendent in its history — during the annual Army-Navy football game. Instead, the school won’t have a permanent superintendent for the storied […]

Army Becomes Latest Service with No Top Officer as Senate Hold Persists

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George

The Army was supposed to see a changeover in senior leadership this week — a new chief of staff and sergeant major — but in a highly unusual twist, the service is without a top officer due to a Republican senator’s blockade of at least 300 senior officer promotions. Gen. Randy George, the service’s No. […]

Nominee for VA Deputy Advances in Senate But Faces Bumpy Road Ahead

Tanya Bradsher

The nominee to be the next No. 2 official at the Department of Veterans Affairs has been advanced by a Senate panel, but could face a bumpy road to final confirmation. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday voted 13-6 to advance Tanya Bradsher, who was nominated by President Joe Biden to be the next […]

Senate Plan Would Force the Army to Revert to Old Fitness Test But Would Allow New Events

Deadlift event during a diagnostic Army Combat Fitness Test

A controversial proposal that would force the Army to return to its old, and what service leadership argue is inferior, fitness test would allow for some changes, including swapping out events, according to legislative language released Tuesday. The Senate Armed Services Committee unveiled the specifics of its proposed National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which […]