Similar changes are taking place in all Pentagon branches.
The new policy impacts active-duty soldiers and both full-time and part-time National Guard and Reserve troops.
Some U.S. Air Force officers now can choose not to be considered for promotion in order to broaden their career development.
A review found that a "small number" of fewer than 5,500 soldiers in the E-4 ranks did not have a fitness test of record.
The Marine Corps has had 25 Black generals since admitting African American troops in 1942.
Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force Roger Towberman said that the service is exploring ways to accommodate promotions.
The Navy's top officer has received dozens of recommendations to improve inclusion and diversity in the ranks.
A new policy will let soldiers on deployment or pregnancy-related profiles be temporarily promoted before completing PME.
Congress granted the Army authority to move lower-ranking officers into critical unit positions as part of the 2019 NDAA.
He said the goal is to remove characteristics such as gender, name and racial information to make merit-based decisions.
For decades, the Feres Doctrine has kept active-duty military personnel from suing the government.
Gen. David Berger told Congress that the service has trimmed assets and people and needs full funding to ensure readiness.
The North Carolina House wants to exempt military retiree pay from state income taxes for more veterans in North Carolina.
The VA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are bracing for the end of the moratorium on June 30.
The Air Force announced plans to buy between 140 to 160 "KC-Y" commercial derivative tankers at a rate of 12 to 15 aircraft...