All I can say is he is lying through his teeth. Please understand folks I speak for the Army as it icier s my Area of Experiaznce of not expertice. I
do now that the Navvy is right now as I type tthis conducting board’s decisging which senior NCOS are going to be offered early retirement, which
will get a severancein lieu of that retirement and those who will be told – thanks for coming see what’s being door number three – some half as
job transiton and an unemployment check.
Being a fairly senior retired Army officer I have many friends with whom I still correspond. An organization the size of the US Military makes plans
3-4 years out just like any large organization.
They are preparing for a dramatic downsizing in personnel, budget, and equipment as soon as the plug is pulled on Afghanistan. It’s coming make
not doubt about it
Don’t believe me just look at the change in Recruiting goals for the US Army and how they have drastically changed over the last 3-4 years.
When Obama took office they recruiting goal was 106K Active and Reserve Component Combined. What is it for 2012 you ask…. 74L combined Active and
Reserve. Now that’s a reduction of 32,000 Soldiers. www.usarec.army.mil...
33,000 Soldiers is an entire Division of combat power. How many active combat divisions do we have right now? I can research later after the ambient
wears off. However, 32K Soldiers is about a Division or 3 Brigades a lot of troops.
That is only accenting for the drop in recruitment – attrition, retirement, and expiration of their terms of service will be even more of a drain.
All these men and women who presumably having made it back in one piece had learned their craft.
Many things factor into force management that the layperson may not understand like retirement, attrition, and a new one mission fatigue that should
open up these positions for the future Army.
Officers and NCO’s will be first offered early out. You know who will take them? Those who will be successful at whatever they do. Then the
remainder will be boarded and those with the least potential will be involuntary separated. This will leave some really good officers who will
justifiably rise to the top a mediocre force who felt they had no other option sand those who probably never should have been there.
The Military is preparing for a drawdown just like the ones we have repeated in the past WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War one etc. The part line will
be that we keep the best but the best will jump ship like rats leaving the mediocre and in some cases the downright clueless.
Couple the personnel downsizing with the loss of money and equipment and even the Intelligence Services of Nepal can see out capabilities are going to
be greatly impacted.
Dismisses my information if you so choose – but weakness invites threats. A weak gutted Army combined with an appeaser and swishy washer is not a
good combination IMO.