Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster

The son of a soldier wounded during the Vietnam War, he claims he was born in “khaki diapers.” Now, former Department of Defense under secretary for personnel and readiness Robert Wilkie seems poised to wade into the mess that is the Department of Veterans Affairs  — and, if all goes according to plan, restore good order and discipline to the troubled agency.

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A year has passed since the Marines United social media scandal broke in the news, and despite the very real damage to Marine Corps’ reputation, few substantive changes have been made to reform the culture.  As smart, fit young women consider their options for military service they will go where their talents are appreciated and valued.  The Marine Corps is the only service that stands to lose.  With the credibility of the service and its leaders at stake, there has never been a more pressing need for the organization to change.

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U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman

Weeks after USA Today broke the story about a married two-star general’s months-long text exchange with a subordinate's wife, bizarre new details have emerged around the story.

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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Burke

A Navy commander serving as the spokesman for the service’s top admiral was recently reassigned amid accusations of unwanted sexual advances at a Christmas party in 2016, USA Today reports.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth

U.S. service members with Vice President Mike Pence’s communications team during a visit to Panama were removed from their duties after they were caught on a security video bringing women back to their hotel in Panama, NBC news reported on Aug. 24.

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Associated Press photo by Uwe Lein

Gear accountability: There’s a reason it’s pounded into a service member’s head from day one at boot camp. You're being handed a perfect killing tool, its destructive power utterly dependent on whoever squeezes the trigger. And that’s the thing about your weapon: when someone jacks it from, let’s say an armored vehicle at a German Army base, it stops being yours.

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