Originally posted by RealSpoke
Please cut more to defense Obama!!
Oh if he wins you will get your wish - he intends to cripple us.
Please understand folks I speak with regard to the Army’s numbers as it is my area of experience if not expertise. However, that said I do know that
the Navy is right now as I type this conducting board’s deciding which senior NCOS are going to be offered early retirement, which will get a
severance in lieu of that retirement and those who will be told – thanks for coming see what’s being door number three – some half as job
transition and an unemployment check. The Air Force is doing the same thing. We are mothballing ships and cannibalizing aircraft.
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 no
doubt about it. There is no ramp up for WWIII if anything they are making plans to decimate the force.
Wait and see what happens if Obama wins his second term. IMO he has plans to gut the military because they might fight his attempts to carry out his
unconstitutional agenda in the States.
All these men and women who presumably having made it back in one piece had learned their craft. Will be dumped on the street – this combined with
their newfound status as “potential domestic terrorist” fits nicely into his plan.
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. We are
in the middle of a war and people are on their 4th and 5th tours and we are cutting force size? Make sense to anyone out there?
When Obama took office they recruiting goal was 106K Active and Reserve Army Component Combined. What is it for 2012 you ask…. 74K combined
Active and Reserve. Now that’s a reduction of 32,000 Soldiers for that one year. www.usarec.army.mil...
33,000 Soldiers is more than an entire Division of combat power. How many active combat divisions do we have right now 8? 32K Soldiers is a lot of
troops but cumulatively over the period of his reign is a reduction in recruiting over time of 88K Soldiers had the level remained constant with what
it was when he took office.
The numbers I cited are only accounting for the drop in recruitment – attrition, retirement, and expiration of their terms of service will be even
more of a drain. The Army has an up or out policy there are not enough positions for all these losses to be stemmed/fixed with retention and stop
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. To anyone who knows about force management - the plans are in place to gut the military after 2014 and
if Barrack wins his second term that is exactly what he will do.
The party line will be that we keep the best and brightest; however, the best will jump ship like rats leaving the mediocre and in some cases the
downright clueless. Once the military announces its drawdown; Officers and NCO’s will be first offered early out. You know who will take them?
Those who would be successful at whatever they do, they know the organization is going down-hill
Then the remainder will be boarded and those with the least potential will be involuntary separated. This will leave the middle range performers.
Some really good officers and NCO’s will stay of course out of duty – they will justifiably rise to the top of a mediocre force who felt they had
no other options and some who probably never should have been there in the first place.
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 wheels are
Couple the personnel downsizing with the loss of money and equipment and even the least military savvy can see our capabilities are going to be
Dismisses my information if you so choose – but weakness invites threats. A weak gutted Army combined with an appeaser and apologist in charge is
not a good combination IMO.
For those who think we are ramping up for WWIII if so he clearly intends to lose it. Maybe that is the message he wanted passed to Vladimir in the
off mke incident. The Dreams of his Father
realized a downsized and castrated America... Bravo Barry. His legacy - the POTUS who ended
edit on 15/9/2012 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)