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Ashton Carter: Recruitment, Training Key to Future Force Development

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Ashton Carter
Ashton Carter

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said “building the force of the future” requires recruitment, training and retention of service members as well as provision of healthcare support to uniformed personnel, DoD News reported Thursday.

Karen Parrish writes Carter made the remarks Wednesday during his visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

He spoke with training instructors of the U.S. Air Force and visited Brooke Army Medical Center.

”We have military competitors. And, it’s important for us to build the force of the future that will be the best,” Carter noted.

He told reporters that the Defense Department is prepared to welcome President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, according to the report.

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