Pentagon Targets ‘Non-Deployable’ Troops for Removal in New Effort
Another dumb ass idea from the stupid administration. Someone need to stay behind to “protect the home front”.
Author: Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has launched a new effort to remove U.S. troops from the ranks who are considered unable to deploy, a sensitive decision that could push thousands of people out of the military.
The decision is in keeping with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ guidance to put the readiness of the military to fight first, according to a memo released Thursday by the Pentagon. With few exceptions, service members who are considered unable to deploy for 12 months will be processed for “administrative separation,” said the memo, signed by Robert Wilkie, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness.
Service members can be considered unable to deploy for a variety of reasons, including physical injuries, mental-health concerns, legal action and poor physical fitness. Wilkie, speaking before the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on personnel and readiness, said Wednesday that about 13 to 14 percent of the military – an estimated 286,000 troops – are presently considered unable to deploy.