During the opening presentation of the 2010 Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition on October 25, Army leaders promised to leave family support programs intact when looking for ways to reduce the service’s budget.
“We want to ensure that the family programs we’re operating are run well and efficiently and if we need to make adjustments so they can be more so, that’s fine,” said Secretary of the Army John McHugh. “But what we won’t do particularly as a first reaction, is look to those programs as a source of budgetary savings.”
McHugh discussed the Army’s challenge of operating in a constrained budget environment as well as efforts to modernize the Army. He and Army Chief of Staff George W. Casey Jr. went into more detail during a press conference immediately following that ceremony.
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