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Old 07-09-2011, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Foxnews is reporting that because of the bad economy the navy has a surplus of sailors and will begin the process of seeing who to eliminate.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:18 AM
 
Location: California
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Link?
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Flo-Rida
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That's not good, the military is just about the only entity out there who's been hiring lately.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:22 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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This should be greeted as great news on this forum!
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:16 AM
 
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I may be in the minority, but I see this as a good thing. The military has been stretched thin in the War On Terror, but part of that has to do with fewer soldiers/marines/sailors/airmen electing to sign-up for combat related duties, and instead taking the more "administrative" route that keeps them out of harms way.

In my three trips to Iraq, i've seen what I consider to be a top heavy Administrative Army. Not to denigrate those that serve, but most American's would be surprised at the number of military folks sitting behind a desk versus shooting a gun. Yes, these folks are needed, but the ranks are bloated with these servicemembers from my perspective.

I believe a strategic reduction in non-combat roles is needed while simultaneously increasing the number of combat operators.

As for the Navy, I can't speak specifically to this troop reduction, but if its anything like what i've witnessed in ground forces, i'd say its good to reduce the force there as well.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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OMG, Marines on the loose????
Lock up your women!!!!
Ooorah!
(Wife of a Marine)
Seriously, link?
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Navy to Cut Jobs Amid Recession-Driven Sailor Surplus - FoxNews.com
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:19 AM
 
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America has way too many millitary personel, but 3,000 is not nearly enough. Keep hacking.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:25 AM
 
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Since I work for the Navy, we get these newsbites regularly and this came out to us about a month ago; however, the story I read didn't state that it had anything to do with the economy at all but just that they had a surplus of personnel and, really, not much to do with them.

I think "due to the economy" many people who would have otherwise never signed up for the military have, and I do feel bad if someone gets kicked out of the military unprepared. But the paring down of troops has to do with required numbers.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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I may be in the minority, but I see this as a good thing. The military has been stretched thin in the War On Terror, but part of that has to do with fewer soldiers/marines/sailors/airmen electing to sign-up for combat related duties, and instead taking the more "administrative" route that keeps them out of harms way.

In my three trips to Iraq, i've seen what I consider to be a top heavy Administrative Army. Not to denigrate those that serve, but most American's would be surprised at the number of military folks sitting behind a desk versus shooting a gun. Yes, these folks are needed, but the ranks are bloated with these servicemembers from my perspective.

I believe a strategic reduction in non-combat roles is needed while simultaneously increasing the number of combat operators.

As for the Navy, I can't speak specifically to this troop reduction, but if its anything like what i've witnessed in ground forces, i'd say its good to reduce the force there as well.
But, but, you apply knowledge, understanding and reason. That is totally uncalled for here.
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