The following excerpt comes from Stars and Stripes – a website which provides independent news and information to the military community. The excerpt below comes from an article announcing another reduction in military personnel due to budgetary cuts. Special thanks to Panhandle Rancher for sending me the full article.
The Army drawdown continues this week, when about 1,100 Army captains will receive word that their military careers are about to end. Another 500 majors will get the same news in early July.”
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John Campbell, who sat down with Stars and Stripes recently to discuss Army end-strength cuts, said the separations aren’t something anyone wanted. Good officers who’ve risked their lives to serve the nation will have to leave, he said.
“They’re in the Army now, and in other times they’d probably continue to stay in the Army,” he said. “But this is not normal times.”
This is not only a sad time in the history of the country as the greatest military force in the world is minimized but it just isn’t smart. The world continues to have threats that our military may need to be called upon to deal with and eliminating vast amounts of knowledge and experience just doesn’t make any sense.
Let’s hope we get some people in the right places to reverse this descent into mediocrity.