National Commission on Military, National & Public Service

National Commission on Military, National & Public Service The archived posts of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service from October 2017 to July 2020. This is an inactive account.

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Bold action is needed to make sure every American has a clear and supported path to service. While the Commission’s work...
07/31/2020

Bold action is needed to make sure every American has a clear and supported path to service. While the Commission’s work ends in September 2020, our vision will endure: Every American, inspired and eager to serve. Read our report, Inspired to Serve, at http://Inspire2Serve.gov/reports.

Before our work ends in September, we at the Commission would like to thank you for following our journey and helping us...
07/31/2020
Thank you and Continue to Inspire More to Serve

Before our work ends in September, we at the Commission would like to thank you for following our journey and helping us achieve this mission. Read a statement from our Chairman, Joe Heck. #Inspire2Serve

For the first time in American history, Congress charged our Commission with something never done before: conduct a comprehensive and…

The pod is up now! Listen if you have some time.🎧 Thanks to FedUpward for having Commissioner Shawn Skelly on. #PublicSe...
07/29/2020
FedUpward Podcast: FedUpward Episode 39: National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service and What It Means to You

The pod is up now! Listen if you have some time.🎧 Thanks to FedUpward for having Commissioner Shawn Skelly on. #PublicService #Inspire2Serve

Ever wonder if Congress cares about our struggles as feds? Listen to hear from Shawn Skelly, commissioner on the  National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service created by Congress. The Commission's final report outlines tons of recommendations to ultimately make our lives easier...

Already through your summer reading list? 📚☀️ Add our report to it! We're mentioned as a must read in the War on the Roc...
07/28/2020
Strategic Outpost’s Fifth Annual Summer Vacation Reading List - War on the Rocks

Already through your summer reading list? 📚☀️ Add our report to it! We're mentioned as a must read in the War on the Rocks Strategic Outpost Fifth Annual Summer Vacation Reading List. Check out more of their recommendations.

Welcome to the summer of 2020, and a vacation season like no other! Some of you readers may be furtively planning to escape to isolated cabins hidden away

Did you know 3 different U.S. commissions made recommendations to fix federal hiring, inspire the next generation to ser...
07/27/2020
Creating a more secure nation means public service hiring practices need an overhaul

Did you know 3 different U.S. commissions made recommendations to fix federal hiring, inspire the next generation to serve, & empower agencies to build a better workforce? More from Chairman Joe Heck and Commissioner Chris Inglis from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission in The Hill.

We want all Americans inspired and eager to serve – to join the mission and make our nation more secure. That starts with public service hiring reform.

It's Friday! Have a little extra time? Listen Chairman Heck on #LeftOfTheBoom discussing women registering for the Selec...
07/24/2020
Left of Boom Episode 5: Adding Women to the Military Draft (Ft. Brig. Gen. Joe Heck)

It's Friday! Have a little extra time? Listen Chairman Heck on #LeftOfTheBoom discussing women registering for the Selective Service System, a new critical skills reserve, and more.

Should women be required to register with U.S. Selective Service? Should all Americans have a mandatory national service requirement? We tackle these topics and more with Dr. Joe Heck, chairman of the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service.

Inspired in part by President Kennedy's legacy, our final report lays out a bold vision of a nation in which service is ...
07/22/2020
Inspired by JFK — Vision 2031

Inspired in part by President Kennedy's legacy, our final report lays out a bold vision of a nation in which service is the common expectation and experience of all Americans — when it is the norm, not the exception — when every American is inspired and eager to serve. Our plan would lead us to the day when no one is surprised by the questions “How have you served?” or “How will you serve?”

Over the past two and a half years, members of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service often discussed the…

07/16/2020
Inspired to Serve

Our report, Inspired to Serve, offers a bold vision and comprehensive plan to strengthen all forms of service to address domestic and security needs, invigorate civil society, and strengthen democracy. Learn more about our recommendations by watching our video. #Inspire2Serve

On June 25, a dozen leaders — including two former cabinet members, private sector and federal agency CEOs, and nonprofi...
07/15/2020
Missed our Culminating Event? Catch the Highlights Here!

On June 25, a dozen leaders — including two former cabinet members, private sector and federal agency CEOs, and nonprofit and service advocates — gathered around the virtual table to highlight the critical role of #service in addressing current and future challenges. They called for action on our recommendations addressed in our final report, Inspired to Serve. #Inspire2Serve

On June 25, a dozen leaders — including two former cabinet members, private sector and federal agency CEOs, and nonprofit and service…

"As public servants work tirelessly to halt the spread of the coronavirus, their personnel systems don’t always provide ...
07/13/2020
Public Service Health Care Workers Are Critical—Let’s Treat Them as Such

"As public servants work tirelessly to halt the spread of the coronavirus, their personnel systems don’t always provide them the backup they need to maintain and expand capacity." Read more from Commissioner Jeanette James in Government Executive. #Inspire2Serve

The pandemic has highlighted significant problems with the personnel systems that support these vital government workers.

Thank you to the public servants, public health professionals, our military, national service members, and volunteers wh...
07/12/2020
Service is Critical in the Fight Against COVID-19

Thank you to the public servants, public health professionals, our military, national service members, and volunteers who are working together to stop the spread and mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus. #Inspire2Serve

From the mobilization of the Civilian Conservation Corps to build infrastructure during the Great Depression to home front voluntary…

This Federal News Network article discusses the Commission's #publicservice #recommendations, including changes to veter...
07/09/2020
Commission describes dire need for federal recruitment and hiring changes, but will Congress act? | Federal News Network

This Federal News Network article discusses the Commission's #publicservice #recommendations, including changes to veterans preference. To learn more about theses recommendations check out this fact sheet: https://www.inspire2serve.gov/_api/files/496

Out of 164 recommendations the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service made recently to Congress, federal recruitment, hiring and workforce challenges captured the most attention.

Our democracy depends on having informed and active citizens. But if 22 percent of American adults can’t name any of the...
07/08/2020
Civic Education is Necessary for American Democracy

Our democracy depends on having informed and active citizens. But if 22 percent of American adults can’t name any of the three branches of government and nearly 4 out of 10 don’t know any of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, how can individuals be active participants in our democratic republic?

Civic Education is Necessary for American Democracy

While many will be celebrating the #FourthofJuly at home this year, it's a good time to reflect on the tradition of #ser...
07/04/2020
As we celebrate Independence Day, let’s consider how we can make America stronger.

While many will be celebrating the #FourthofJuly at home this year, it's a good time to reflect on the tradition of #service present at this nation’s founding and consider how more Americans can answer the call to serve today. #Inspire2Serve #IndependenceDay2020

This month marks the anniversary of America’s birthday and the creation of its all-volunteer military. While many Americans will be…

07/03/2020
Inspired to Serve

Have you read our final report yet? No worries! Check out this quick video highlighting recommendations and our vision of every American inspired and eager to serve. #Inpsire2Serve

We've seen firsthand how service provides a means of addressing the needs of the nation. Today, that American spirit of ...
07/02/2020
Service is Critical in the Fight Against COVID-19

We've seen firsthand how service provides a means of addressing the needs of the nation. Today, that American spirit of service shines brightly as citizens are leading by example through their selfless service during the COVID-19 pandemic. #Inspire2Serve

https://medium.com/@inspire2serveUS/service-is-critical-in-the-fight-against-covid-19-db310d846426

From the mobilization of the Civilian Conservation Corps to build infrastructure during the Great Depression to home front voluntary…

“On behalf of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, I want to thank U.S. Representative Chr...
07/02/2020
Chairman Heck Statement on the Houlahan-Bacon-Waltz Amendment to the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act | Inspire2Serve

“On behalf of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, I want to thank U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan, Congressman Don Bacon, and Representative Michael Waltz for offering an amendment to the annual defense bill containing the Commission’s legislative recommendations. The leaders of the bipartisan For Country Caucus have been tremendous champions of the Commission’s work, introducing H.R. 6415, the Inspire to Serve Act of 2020, which contains legislative provisions to promote and expand a culture of service across the nation." Read more from Chairman Heck.
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Posted: July 2, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joseph J. Heck, Chairman of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, issued the following statement on the amendment to the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act introduced by Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Don Bacon (...

07/01/2020
HASC FY21NDAA Markup

Thank you to #HASC for giving the Inspired to Serve Act and our report serious and thoughtful consideration during the #FY21NDAA markup. #Inspire2Serve

cc:
Rep. Adam Smith
Mac Thornberry
U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan
Congressman Don Bacon
Representative Michael Waltz
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Congresswoman Susan Davis
House Armed Services Committee Republicans
House Armed Services Committee Democrats

Watch the full committee markup here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbwU7NXt0ng

Have some time today? Listen to Chairman Heck discuss the Commission's report recommendations including re-examining pub...
06/30/2020
Gov Actually Episode 41: Inspiring Americans to Serve, ft. Congressman Joe Heck - FedScoop

Have some time today? Listen to Chairman Heck discuss the Commission's report recommendations including re-examining public service hiring processes on FedScoop's #GovActually podcast. #Inspire2Serve

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service was established by Congress in 2017 “to develop recommendations to inspire more Americans—specifically young people—to participate in military, national, and public service and to review the military selective service process......

Thanks to CNN’s Michael Smerconish and Ambassador Rice for joining us at our culminating event. While we’ve issued our f...
06/27/2020
Should all Americans be required to serve? - CNN Video

Thanks to CNN’s Michael Smerconish and Ambassador Rice for joining us at our culminating event. While we’ve issued our final report it’s important to keep the conversation on #service going. #Inspire2Serve https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2020/06/27/should-all-americans-be-required-to-serve.cnn

Susan Rice advocates 'national mandatory civilian service' for young Americans, and Sen. Chris Coons says a bipartisan group of Senators backs measures to do so.

Today's the day! If you haven't been convinced to join us yet, check out the speaker line up below! You don't want to mi...
06/25/2020

Today's the day! If you haven't been convinced to join us yet, check out the speaker line up below! You don't want to miss out. Show time is at 2 p.m. ET! #Inspire2Serve 🇺🇸

Mark your calendars and join us for our culminating event tomorrow! CNN's Michael Smerconish is is moderating two fireside chats about #service with Ambassador Susan Rice and and Secretary Leon Panetta. You don’t want to miss out!

Details: Thursday, June 25 at 2 p.m. ET. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspired-to-serve-a-path-forward-tickets-106956062462

06/23/2020
Senator Mitt Romney

Senator Mitt Romney

While our armed services are effective at recruiting talent, we must find ways to increase participation in national and public service. Appreciated hearing from the National Commission on Military, National & Public Service about ways the federal government can recruit the nation’s best and brightest students.

"The Commission saw that reform as urgent and “investing in the human resources function” is the key. The final report d...
06/23/2020
HR Holds the Keys to Revitalizing Public Service

"The Commission saw that reform as urgent and “investing in the human resources function” is the key. The final report discussed “long term, structural changes” that are only possible if HR offices are prepared to take the lead in each agency." Read more about our #publicservice recommendations in Government Executive. #Inspire2Serve

The pandemic and emerging budget problems make it imperative to manage government’s people assets more effectively.

Don't miss out on our culminating event on June 25th at 2 p.m. ET. Register today! #Inspire2Serve
06/22/2020
Inspired to Serve: A Path Forward

Don't miss out on our culminating event on June 25th at 2 p.m. ET. Register today! #Inspire2Serve

Join us for this culminating event and discussion on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET.

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