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...wasn't what it used to be and the Army's churning out wimps instead of warriors. To get some answers Maj. Gen. John Van Alstyne commissioned a study to find out if the Army had gone soft. For a month, Maj. Mat Moten pored over training regulations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/10/12/met_215876.shtml
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Across the area

...get a promotion and move to an Army training headquarters in Virginia. The Pentagon said this week that Maj. Gen. John Van Alstyne will be promoted to lieutenant general and will go to the Army's Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/19/met_270606.shtml
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Army makes training more demanding

...regimen. The Army's new "culminating event" aims to make basic training more demanding and realistic. Maj. Gen. John Van Alstyne, Fort Jackson's commander, likes the challenges. The course, modeled after the Marine Corps' 50-hour basic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/30/met_221564.shtml
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Gambling tops 1997 S.C. stories

...and received dishonorable discharges. Two of them received prison sentences. The fort's commander, Maj. Gen. John Van Alstyne, sees a pressing need for more female drill sergeants. The Army has given priority to educating instructors and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/28/met_219742.shtml
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Army wants more female drill sergeants

...Jackson, but only 19 percent, or 109, of the DIs are women, The (Columbia) State reported Monday. Maj. Gen. John Van Alstyne, the fort's commander, wants to double the number of female drill instructors. Female trainees need women to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/09/met_218764.shtml
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General defends sex-training charges

...and planned changes should make his job easier as head of the Army's largest basic training center. Maj. Gen. John Van Alstyne took command in July. He greets a steady stream of visitors, from politicians to military leaders, who come to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/06/met_214239.shtml
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Local and area briefs

...commanding general this summer with the retirement of the current commander, Maj. Gen. William Bolt. Maj. Gen. John Van Alstyne will take over as the post's top officer on July 11, the Army said Friday. Fort Jackson drill sergeants train...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/10/met_208046.shtml
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