Skip to comments.Army Fires Officers After Ordering Them to Move
Posted on 07/01/2014 8:31:09 PM PDT by george76
The Army last week began notifying about 1,100 captains that they will be purged from the ranks. The same fate is awaiting about 500 majors, who beginning this week will be told their active-duty careers are over. They're among nearly 2,500 officers and NCOs who will be involuntarily separated this year as part of an ongoing drawdown of forces.
some officers who were let go are scrambling to find a home, as well as a job. Thankfully for the captain who's expecting his first child, his landlord is allowing him and his wife to continue to rent the house at their current location without any hassle. He just wishes the Army gave him more answers.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Active Duty ping.
If you aren’t “openly gay” or an illegal alien or an “openly gay” illegal alien, you’re outta here!
Repeat of ‘91. I knew a guy who PCs’d to Korea, then got told 3 days after he arrived that he was RIF’d.
why are we not ALL in The Streets demanding this ALL STOP NOW??
Just another way to make sure the military is O friendly
Hmmmm....This reminds me of the Jimmy Carter days.
RIF is tough. Prayers to the families.
“The purge of the Red Army and Military Maritime Fleet removed three of five marshals (then equivalent to five-star generals), 13 of 15 army commanders (then equivalent to three- and four-star generals), eight of nine admirals (the purge fell heavily on the Navy, who were suspected of exploiting their opportunities for foreign contacts), 50 of 57 army corps commanders, 154 out of 186 division commanders, 16 of 16 army commissars, and 25 of 28 army corps commissars.”
Any officer that has been around since Bush is suspect and needs to be purged.
I know 6 close to me that are on terminal leave. They will be out in Aug or Sept.
One needed to be RIF. The others are/were needed in the unit.
In an earlier thread Barry was whining about the GOP and making loud noises about how hard he has been trying to save the middle class.
Those d*!#/ed Eastasians and Emmanual Bush ...
My prayers are with the affected officers/NCOs and their families. These are America’s TRUE best and their readjustment will not be easy. God speed and thank you and your families for their service.
I’d advise affected folks to join and participate in a reserve component. It will help in the transition and will also give you some retirement benefits when you reach age 60.
so those that know, is this an astonishing number of officers or routine?......I smell purge...
I hope they join the militia.
The fundamental transformation continues.
Not routine. The budget is the budget for the AF.
We cannot cut from any areas other than jobs any more.
I do not like it. But, Obama will reduce the size of the AF and the rest of the services.
Captains and Majors should form the core of our NEW GOVERNMENT .
America needs to be led by warriors , these warriors , combat experienced warriors . To Hell with clueless civilian political leadership. They have subverted our Constitution and the American way of life .It’s time for them to go. Now!Soon! Before it’s too late. It is almost too late...
Well as long as we’ve got money for Gay Pride events and Ramadan feasts at the Pentagon, as well as money to arm and train ISIS and other terrorist groups - and of course, diapers for the disease-ridden unaccompanied children that the regime planned for in January of 2014.... God knows we don’t need soldiers or any of the actually CONSTITUTIONALLY-MANDATED function of the federal government, like protecting us from invasion...
Obama is a foreign enemy combatant. How long before Odierno and all the other top guns realize that and actually do something about it?
This happens all the time. It happened when I was in the Army in 1970. (not to me) If a soldier is not talented enough to move up in rank, s/he should not stay at that rank for 15-20 years. Make room for other more talented soldiers to move up to their ranks.
It happens in business (up or out). It happens in sports.
This is only fair, as the officer corps and NCO Cadre contains altogether too many possibly useful white men whose very existence causes the above group members to suffer a potential loss of self-esteem.
How long before Odierno and all the other top guns realize that and actually do something about it?
It happens on this scale upon the end of a war (Korea, Vietnam, Cold War) when we shrink the force. What is sad is that we will need them again when Barry’s chickens come home to roost and we need to grow the force rapidly again. Look what happened to Ted Williams and his peers 5 years after WWII
This article claims it is because of sequestration. The only area of government that actually has to shrink is the military. Everything else gets to keep bloating beyond our ability to EVER sustain it.
At some point the top dogs in the military need to look at how Obama has lifted and helped our terrorist enemies in every way possible, and has shafted Americans - ESPECIALLY in the vital functions that the Constitution mandates, such as military and border enforcement - and realize that Obama is a foreign enemy combatant, put into the White House through the crimes of his puppet-masters for the express purpose of destroying this country from within. And then they need to do something about it.
Actually, we have a gay/married/hispanic member is on her way out.
We have Black, White, Brown getting the boot.
The squadron/group/wing level leaders are not saving minortiies from the RIF.
This is being done on purpose by Obama.
May they all join the militia to fight this evil.
WOW! Three categories at once. The personnel man's dream!
In the late ‘70s, I knew a Major that was coming up on 18 years service. The rule then was you had to be notified that you were being RIF’d prior to the completion of 18 years or you were allowed to stay in until 20 years. He had a buddy working in personnel at the Pentagon who told him he was on the list. The Major went on leave for 45 days, and couldn’t be located until after he had 18 years in.
I’ve commented prior about the ‘cleaning ranks’...
...this is just more of the same.
I think you’re spot-on.
Many of these retirees will have to be brought back as well paid contract workers to keep the systems functioning.
>The Army last week began notifying about 1,100 captains that they will be purged from the ranks.<
Now why can’t they do the same with government bureaucrats?
What NCO’s are being cut?
Heterosexual, white, males.
Were these regular or reserves on active duty?
we’ll need em.
Active officers and enlilted.
Well they are cutting the Border Patrol’s pay by 25% that’s something.
We would like for them to separate in Texas. They’ll like it and we have special programs for vets who separate in Texas.
They are wanted here.
“why are we not ALL in The Streets demanding this ALL STOP NOW??”
Haven’t you heard? Dear Leader sez all wars have been “completed”.
One more correction: “Enlisted”. :)
It’s not a bloody purge, for God’s sake. Will you clowns calm down? It’s a RIF. People get totally screwed in these every single time. Higher level incompetence nearly assures it.
“Repeat of 91. I knew a guy who PCsd to Korea, then got told 3 days after he arrived that he was RIFd.”
Unfortunately, this is typical of any large bureaucratic organization. It happens because lots of different inside organizations are trying to meet their goals and sometimes those goals are at cross purposes. In the corporate world it isn’t unusual for Production to pay $200k to have a machine refurbished and updated only to have that machine sold as scrap at .02 on the dollar a week after it is up and running again. One would hope that there is involved leadership monitoring the inner workings of the various departments but my experience however is that leadership is more concerned with golf and internal politics rather than management.
Looks like we my have some good officers for the Revolutionary Forces.
Echoes of Stalin.
I went through the 91-94 drawdown in the AF. On the officer side they had to slash mostly O-3s and below. They first riffed all the reserve officers, which was about a third. Then they went after the prior enlisted with 20 years or more with the SERB. Then they reduced the promotion % to Major.
That was still not enough, they waived the service committal for Academy grads and others. They even had a limited 15 year retirement. Personnel has many management tools available to accomplish the downsizing, most are not pretty.