Friday - 10/19/2012, 9:30am EDT

Federal News Radio spoke with top military leaders attending the 2011 Association of the United States Army conference. Listen to the interviews and read more from the event.

Gen. Raymond Odierno
Army Chief of Staff
U.S. Army

Odierno discussed the Army's top priorities, even as many of them may compete with each other in an age of compressed budgets.
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Gen. Peter Chiarelli
Vice Chief of Staff
U.S. Army

Chiarelli discussed managing health in the field vs. Managing health for wounded warriors when they return home as well as some of the new programs for wounded vets.
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Katherine Hammack
Assistant Secretary of the Army
Installations, Energy and Environment

Hammack is the service's energy guru. She discussed the service's latest efforts to make strides in clean energy.
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Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski
Commanding general
U.S. Army Pacific Command

Wiercinski shared his perspective on the Army's mission and challenges in the Pacific. Wiercinski said one of the biggest challenges in the Pacific is the "tyranny of the distance."
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James Snyder
Assistant Chief
U.S. Army Reserve Command

Snyder discussed the challenges for reserves as they withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan and return to civilian life.
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Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry
Army Rangers
Medal of Honor recipient

When President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest military honor — the Medal of Honor — to Petry, he became only the second living, active-duty service member to receive the honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.
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