What do you want your DEPSECDEF and Vice Chairman of the JCS doing?

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Take a moment and think about all that is going on in the world from the South China Sea, to Afghanistan, to the Sahel, to the Russian near abroad.

Think about the challenges military members and their families face on a daily basis with record deployments, caring for kids in a COVID environment, take your pick.

I now want you to think about what you want the scarce time available in each mortal's 24-hr day invested in by the following people: Deputy Secretary of Defense; Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; The Secretaries of the Military Departments, Military Service Chiefs, and the OSD Principal Staff Assistants.

What if we had it a weekly meeting called the Deputy's Workforce Council (DWC), to address the Department's people management, personnel policy, and total force requirements. 

You're thinking about what? Recruiting? Forward deployed units at proper strength & training? Family support? Housing? Work-life balance in the face of 11-month and double-pump deployments?

Don't be silly.

Topics the DWC shall examine will include, but shall not be limited to:

• Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

• Countering Extremism

• Transgender Issues

• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

• Workforce Development and Talent Management

• · Professional Military Education

• Leveraging Technology in Support of Workforce Goals· 

Just so 'ya know.

Click here for the full memo.

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