Skip to comments.Army to force out 550 majors; some in Afghanistan
Posted on 08/03/2014 6:11:34 AM PDT by Innovative
About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.
Gen. John Campbell, the vice chief of the Army, acknowledged Friday that telling troops in a war zone that they're out of a job is a difficult task
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Dear General: If you think it is a difficult task to do from DC, why not do it in person.
active duty ping
Replaced with robots to do thier bidding
Don’t blame the general, blame the real culprit: Obama.
“blame the real culprit: Obama”
And those in congress that allow him to get away with it. He has lots of enablers — in both parties.
No, it’s worse than that.
Shortly before WWII, Stalin gutted the officer corps of the Red Army in order to replace career military men with those more dependable politically. This move cost the Sov’s dearly when the nazis attacked, but to a dictator political reliability is everything.
Obama has been purging our officer corps for some time, working from higher to lower rank. We are now down to major.
Don’t be surprised when the new lgbt, Islamic, illegal army; led by Obama’s hand picked officers, shows no loyalty to their oaths or to the American people.
Floggings will continue until the moral improves.
Weeding out the warrior class. Leaving behind the metrosexuals, bureaucrats and pansies.
Maybe if enough of these warriors come home at the same time, they can give some thought about what might be done to organize an effective opposition to the Regime running the US into the ground.
Please to not discount the “paper pushing Majors in the Pentagon” as useless. Virtually everyone of them have served as a lieutenant, captain or major in Iraq and Afghanistan. I know this because I work with them. Is Major Smith in my office, who lost his left leg to an IED on patrol when he was a captain in Afghanistan now just a “useless paper pusher” or is he on a tour that enables him to be with his family and to get continuing care at Walter Reed National Medical Center that will enable the “pentagon” to have benefit of his experience?
What about the now full colonel who did 4 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan? He is working on a history of the war in Iraq.
Yep, if they are being shot at right now, I guess they are useless under your criteria.
And this reduction of force has happened in the past: Revolutionary War, War of 1812; Civil War; Spanish-American War; WWI; WWII; Korea; Vietnam; and the Cold War — When I got my RIF notice because there were NOT going to be any more wars.
Thus the focus, IMO, ought to be at a “president” who despises the military and wants to gut it.
Remove those with the most valuable combat experience to train junior officers and mentor senior NCOs . The riffing is also affecting down to Company levels and senior NCOs
For example, Dear Leader has a brilliant idea: phase out single pilot (Kiowa) and Apache (no new next generation platform)Army Aviation ranks and replace with drones
Put all $ in dog like F 35 which spreads the wealth around to potential big time donors..
Replace very competent officers with ass kissers and politically reliable cadres
Exactly right...as a CPT...And now honorablly discharged as of OCT 2013...because Anti-Terrorism Officers aren’t seen as important anymore by this Administration....this is going to bit us hard in the yrs to come....!
If it were up to me we would have a thousand F-22 Raptors, lots more Abrams and Bradleys, and 2 million ready to go Soldiers, Sailors Airmen and Marines.The money wasted in the pentagon generating mountains of top secret paper nobody will ever read would buy a couple F-22's.
Instead we have a welfare state. And no F-22 fighters. And I do blame Obama and those who voted for him.
now the mussies want to wear beards and turbans that serve. Do they stop and pray 5 times a day on the battle field? Or are they exempt from the 5 war zones with mussies 0 has our Troops in?
This is also the liberaltarian policy.
“...America can be defended with just two submarines”. - Ron Paul
Get out of their way, and let them fight!
And yes your Major Smith is a contributor to his Country still. As is your Colonel, he will tell the real story, not the MSM story of what happened in Iraq and Afghanistan.
My dad served under MacArthur, 5 major battles, including The ROCK, Corregidor, 503rd, (Airborne) he was a T/5, he and a PFC put up the first US Flag on a telegraph pole under sniper fire, both received Bronze Stars for it. If not for a former Officer writing books on it that would not be a known factoid.
We do not learn the truth until such warriors write it.
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