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Force Mismanagement: AFPC Botches Retirements, Airmen Caught in Crossfire ^ | 6 April 2014 | Tony Carr

Posted on 04/06/2014 7:00:08 AM PDT by Geosmth

Late in the day on April 4th (just before AFPC closed its doors and unplugged its phones for the weekend), notices began going out to airmen retracting previously approved retirements, explaining that approval had been “erroneous.” They’d been given permission to retire, allowed to act on it for a few days, and then informed AFPC was “taking back” that approval. In some cases, this second notice came after the acceptance of a job offer or the hiring of a real estate agent. Spouses gave notice at work or accepted new jobs. In some cases, child care providers were given notice and told to find new jobs. In other cases, approval drove commanders to change deployment or assignment plans.

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: drawdown; politicalreform; usaf; veterans

1 posted on 04/06/2014 7:00:08 AM PDT by Geosmth
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To: Geosmth

Obama’s military- Making Jimmy Carter’s look like Patton’s 3rd Army.

2 posted on 04/06/2014 7:11:09 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Sad to say I had to think about that. Once I understood your comparison, IMO you’re overestimating Obama’s military.

3 posted on 04/06/2014 7:25:17 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: meatloaf

“Tragic as this debacle is, it should not surprise anyone. AFPC has a commander in name only, and is not a true military organization. It’s more like a cross between a commodity exchange and a post office, executed with the bedside manner of an insurance company.”

Mismanaged. Those who were responsible for Benghazi are partners with how this is effecting the families and the readiness of our fighting military. You have to figure, they wouldn’t know how to run a business if it was a lemonade stand. It always starts at the top and stress levels are being pushed to the limits.

4 posted on 04/06/2014 7:36:51 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Geosmth

Unfortunately this rot started back in 1975.

It started with the rated OER system for officers which set brother officers against each other, office mates against each other, project subordinates against project leads (same ranks).

It continued in 1977 when the leadership decided that officers were managers not leaders. I personally had fun with that concept at Squadron Officer’s School.

In ran way when “tie breakers” became the core of an officer’s annual efficiency report in the 1980s.

Now, two full generations later (a military generation is 20 years the minimum for retirement) the pot has fallen over.

Is there a way to turn this around? Yes, but how do you take an officer corps bread to be lap dogs and turn them into guard dogs over night?

I, as a retiree, could do it; but a serving general officer?

5 posted on 04/06/2014 10:13:29 AM PDT by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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Pretty sorry isn’t it? I understand the PCS cycle notices came out from some airman via eMail direct to the officers involved and their COs were never informed. Cold. It was a very strange cycle.

6 posted on 04/06/2014 3:08:16 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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