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  • Thanks for your 18 years of service. Adios.
    The Original Joe S
    A guy I knew [West Point] didn't even get to be considered for Colonel. They kicked him out at LtCol. He returned the next Monday as a 15, and is now an SES bigwig. He was valuable, but the Army crapped on him. His agency recognized his worth, and kept him.
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  • Army Early Retirement
    Norman's Mother
    should only be offered to officers. Any officer who cannot advance to the next rank within the time restraints should be discharged. An Officer and a Gentleman? What a crock. The majority of Army officers I dealt with during my career were verbally abusive, manipulative and unprofessional. Most despised DoD civilians and tried to impose the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)on them. Once they discovered civilians aren't subject to the UCMJ they became even more abusive, created Hostile Work Environments under Title VII then hid behind the uniform.
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  • And yet, paradoxically, the Army Chief of Staff wants to INCREASE active duty component
    Military Medical Corpse
    Federal News Radio, 2 Nov 2012: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/396/3103612/Army-chief-wants-rebalanced-workforce I am so glad I resigned my commission as a senior LtCol and did not retire...or else I would be subject to involuntary recall to active duty at the pleasure of the president FOR LIFE. from: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=62b9729680f8f76f716d68d5510ecbbf&r=PART&n=32y1. § 64.4 Policy. (a) It is DoD policy that military retirees be ordered to active duty as needed to perform such duties as the Secretary concerned considers necessary in the interests of national defense as described in 10 U.S.C. 12301 and 688. (b) The DoD Components and the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard shall plan to use as many retirees as necessary to meet national security needs. (c) The military retirees ordered to active duty may be used according to guidance prescribed by the Secretary concerned as follows: (1) To fill shortages or to augment deployed or deploying units and activities or units in the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii supporting deployed units. (2) To release other military members for deployment overseas. (3) Subject to the limitations of 10 U.S.C. 973, Federal civilian workforce shortages in the Department of Defense, the U.S. Coast Guard, or other Government entities. (4) To meet national security needs in organizations outside the Department of Defense with Defense-related missions, if the detail outside the Department of Defense is approved according to DoD Directive 1000.17. 2 2 See § 64.3(b). (5) To perform other duties that the Secretary concerned considers necessary in the interests of national defense. (d) Military retirees shall be ordered to active duty with full pay and allowances. They may not be used to fill mobilization billets in a non-pay status. (e) Military retirees serving on active duty may be reassigned to meet the needs of the Military Service. Have fun being called back to active duty at age 78 for a tour of duty in downtown Teheran! -- http://www.medicalcorps.com
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  • correcting spelling error in above
    Military Medical Corpse
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