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Top Enlisted Leaders for Each Service Set to Testify on Quality-of-Life Issues at House Hearing

The senior enlisted leaders for each military service, including the top noncommissioned officer in the military, will testify in front of Congress at the end of the month about quality-of-life issues for troops -- a raft of recently exposed problems including squalid living conditionssubpar dining facilities and access to health care.

The leaders will appear before the House Armed Services Committee's military quality-of-life panel, a bipartisan group of lawmakers who assembled last summer with the aim of keeping the services accountable for issues that affect the lives of troops and military families. The hearing will be Jan. 31, the Marine Corps and the office of House panel Chairman Don Bacon, R-Neb., told