Thursday, June 10, 2010

Arlington National Cemetery Management

Mchugh Strengthens Arlington National Cemetery Management, Oversight


10 Jun 2010 Secretary of the Army John McHugh today announced sweeping changes in the management and oversight of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) following completion of a months-long probe by the Army’s Inspector General.

“While the Inspector General’s (IG) team found that ANC employees – under an extraordinarily high operational tempo of 27 to 30 funerals a day – performed their jobs with dedication and to a high professional standard, they also found them hampered by dysfunctional management, the lack of established policy and procedures, and an overall unhealthy organizational climate,” McHugh said. “That ends today.”

McHugh ordered the investigation following allegations of lost accountability of some graves and poor record keeping, among other issues. The Army released its investigation findings at a Pentagon news conference today. The investigation followed an earlier inspection and management review ordered by McHugh’s predecessor, former Army Secretary Pete Geren, which McHugh expanded shortly after taking office. Those findings were also released today. Continued

Hate to say this, but naming Dole, if Libby, as a leader in this is not a very good move, but maybe she can make up for the poor service given before!

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