Skip to comments.Army to Force out 550 Majors; Some in Afghanistan
Posted on 08/01/2014 2:34:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.
Some of those soldiers will get the bad news while they are on the front lines in Afghanistan.
The Army has close to 514,000 soldiers now, but due to budget cuts must be down to 510,000 by October, and down to 490,000 by October 2015.
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and the purge continues ... Has a democrat anywhere said, “It’s for the children”?
You suppose they are just randomly selected,or will there be a pattern here?
If you pass the Obama test and then swear allegiance you can stay
to be replaced by more homosexuals, and cross dressers.
And the Congress fiddles, while America’s power and respect from its allies burns....
Up-or-out time again.
I wonder if my brother will survive it?
The purge continues
That’s what you call a Major Purge —
It’s OK - I hear Putin is hiring in that profession.
I think we know what they are looking for.
I bet they had those “surveys” handy. Remember when they queried soldiers about their loyalty to the Constitution and Commander in Chief? or shooting Americans?
something like that, my memory is vague
Correct Geron. Wonder where we find the lists?
Do you suppose those lists were on lois lerners hard drive?
another guess ... jarrett.
Jarrett is probably the right answer
I doubt voting in the military on foreign bases is all that secret... maybe that is how they selected them
All part of his plan. Anybody who voted for him is an a$$hole.
Maybe he will replace them will more German Officers as just happened this week. SHOCK! For the first time EVER, a non-American will hold the position of Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army in Europe. Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal will be stationed at USAREUR headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany.
freepers...don't be stupid....don't be juvenile....voting is a priviledge but also a responsibility that can not be thrown away with childish anger.....
it meant something to elect Romney....it meant a lot....
Am not a Military person but remember the last time I voted. A bar code was attached to each ballot. Each ballot was scanned. Bet they know how I voted.
I agree, they do likely know! We are supposed to have a secret ballot and even if we did there is no way they can do it from foreign countries or through the mail without knowing.
Oh, there will be a pattern. You bet your ass there will be. Anyone who thinks we are heading in the wrong direction, anyone who does no support the homosexual agenda, anyone who does not toe the party line...
we (you and I) are simply weary; well know for certain I am ... and Waltzing Matilda seems to have been just yesterday. Knowing they know tell us their plan though.
I remember. Every soldier in my unit remembers. We also remember that the results angered the PTB because we would not.
Weary Weeks. Thank You for your Years! All around the green bush far and near ... Thank You!
Maybe the results are the reason that they are doing what they are doing now.
Who’ll come a Waltzing Matilda With Me? ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VktJNNKm3B0
Ha Ha. But, it's best not to join the parade of the ignorant and misinformed on this issue. There is no purge, never has been. If one were to occur, you would know.
This is a necessary consequence of reducing the size of the Army, a "major" Obama objective. He doesn't like armies, he would like to see them go away, especially our own. When you reduce the size of the Army you need fewer Majors, and Captains (as we have seen a short time ago) and so forth on down the line. They must go, and go they will, culled from the ranks based on the the strength of their records. Some will be little missed, but others are sacrifice to the aims of politicians who have little need for them now that the fighting and dying is coming to an end.
It has been so since I joined the Army, and also my father before me. When the Army is done with you they throw you out. This can be a good thing, wars need warm bodies and some are little less. If their blood still flows, then they need to be sent away to find some other gainful pursuit. But, we always cut not just the fat, but muscle, sinew, and bone when it comes to the Army and Marines (the ones who do the fighting and the dying). They pay the price for free cell phones, disability payments, and food stamps. The voters rule.
We did this after World War II, Korea, three times during the Vietnam drawdown, after the First Gulf War, and now it has come again. It's very tough to look the man in the face who has just gotten his notice, especially when you know his combat record and shared his time in hell. As my battalion commander told me when I left Vietnam: "You can love the Army all you want, it's never going to love you back"
There is no purge, that's a myth. What is going on is quite real and that's the complete destruction of our military capability, especially the Army. But, what the hell, there's no difference between Republicans and Democrats.
if they convert to Islam they can stay until retirement or death
It's not a purge. It's a direct result of today's Obamaconomy. People who would've normally gotten out after their time was up are re-enlisting because there isn't much in the civilian world with the pay and bennies we're getting in the military. Combine this with drawdowns and there's little choice but to give service members of all ranks pink slips.
We went through this in the Navy a couple years back and it has been devastating to our manpower. We have the same missions to do and far less assets to do them with.
Hang Tough, Drew!
Or they could take that $11 million sent to enforce Ukrane’s border and give it to our troops. Naw, that wouldn’t destroy America fast enough.
Clinton did the same thing. It was only after 9/11 that people realized how exposed we were and began building the military back up.
Fortunately, what saved us last time was the ability to use technology to make our military more efficient and effective.
You speak with much wisdom my friend...
You are a fool without equal.....thinking Romney would have led America down the same path that this muslim POS impostor has America has followed.
I too am weary, but see my tagline.
“budget driven”. uh-huh.
RE: Post #30
My SGM in Germany was a 1LT in Vietnam that got RIF’ted. He voluntarily took a bust to E-7 and stayed in for 30 years.
I was in a unit with a former Full Bird Colonel chopper pilot that flew medevac’s in Korea and Vietnam. When he could no longer pass a flight physical, he retired from the Army, joined the National Guard, and took a bust to E-5 to become a company armorer.
I was struggling with my PT test in the Army Guard due to arthritis and shoulder injuries as a garbage man. I joined the Air Guard, took a bust to E-5, and finished out my 20.
If you REALLY love the military, there’s a place for you somewhere.
Obama and his liberal worshippers don’t give a damn about 3% of the population that are gay. It’s just part of the plan to destroy this country.
Luv ya! It is still the same today.
Obama military downsizing leaves U.S. too weak to counter global threats, panel finds
Something is very wrong here.
Throw Obama out of office.
Lol - a “fool without equal”? We’ve been heading down the slow road of oppressive socialism for decades. Only an idiot would think that Romney was going to reverse course. When I see conservatives get mad that Romney wasn’t elected, all I see is selfish people who wanted to kick the can down the road a little further so that their kids or grandkids would have to deal with the cleanup. Bah
+1, I got out because of the Graham-Rudman bill in 1987. Everybody’s favorite “Holy Grail President” Ronald Reagan was in charge at the time.
This is nothing new and has all happened before.