Thousands of service members could lose jobs under new Pentagon policy

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Thousands of service members could lose jobs under new Pentagon policy
By Elizabeth McLaughlin

"The Department of Defense is instating a new policy that could lead thousands of service members, who are deemed unfit to deploy overseas, to lose their jobs, according to a U.S. defense official."
"Robert Wilkie, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, told senators this week that on any given day, about 13 to 14 percent of the force -- about 286,000 service members -- is medically unable to deploy. The defense official estimated that the total number of non-deployable service members could be as high as 300,000."





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So, instead of helping all of those military service members in ways that would keep them in service to their country the Pentagon is just going to give them the ax. That's gratitude for you for a job well done and for putting their lives at risk in service to this country. A quarter of a million service members kicked out would prove devastating to this country especially in a time of uncertainty with N. Korea and other enemy countries. But it sure appears that the powers that be are just looking for ways to get rid of those they may consider undesireable and that is Not O.K. They need to go back to the drawing board and seriously rethink this one out and then instead institute a policy whereby they can still serve with help from the Pentagon.

[MENTION=366]namvet69[/MENTION] what do you think about this?
 
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Ian Jeffrey

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I do not know about the numbers here, or whether there is an ulterior motive (I would not be surprised), but servicemembers have to be sufficiently fit to deploy at any time. If they are unwilling or unable to be ready, then they need to be replaced by the willing and able. Those medically unfit should be medical discharges, the rest can easily be honorable discharges (probably most would be).
 
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Thousands of service members could lose jobs under new Pentagon policy
By Elizabeth McLaughlin









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So, instead of helping all of those military service members in ways that would keep them in service to their country the Pentagon is just going to give them the ax. That's gratitude for you for a job well done and for putting their lives at risk in service to this country. A quarter of a million service members kicked out would prove devastating to this country especially in a time of uncertainty with N. Korea and other enemy countries. But it sure appears that the powers that be are just looking for ways to get rid of those they may consider undesireable and that is Not O.K. They need to go back to the drawing board and seriously rethink this one out and then instead institute a policy whereby they can still serve with help from the Pentagon.

[MENTION=366]namvet69[/MENTION] what do you think about this?
The military is not a jobs program.

If you are unfit to deploy then you are unfit to serve and it is that simple.
 
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It's simply amazing that there were no major problems presented on this by previous administrations enough to warrant the type of action now being administered under the new policy although the Pentagon was also in charge then. But now that Trump is up there suddenly service members may not be able to serve. Again, there has to be a hidden agenda or ulterior motive somewhere there.
 
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Who knew that heel spurs could be contagious? I wish they had this attitude when I was of that age. Stay home? Okay, if I have to....Gee
 
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Thousands of service members could lose jobs under new Pentagon policy
By Elizabeth McLaughlin









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So, instead of helping all of those military service members in ways that would keep them in service to their country the Pentagon is just going to give them the ax. That's gratitude for you for a job well done and for putting their lives at risk in service to this country. A quarter of a million service members kicked out would prove devastating to this country especially in a time of uncertainty with N. Korea and other enemy countries. But it sure appears that the powers that be are just looking for ways to get rid of those they may consider undesireable and that is Not O.K. They need to go back to the drawing board and seriously rethink this one out and then instead institute a policy whereby they can still serve with help from the Pentagon.

@namvet69 what do you think about this?
Then they better damn well get appropriate disability benefits including commensurate pay.
 
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Wasn’t the military a big base of support to Trump? Like coal miners Im sure they are glad they voted for him.
 
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Thousands of service members could lose jobs under new Pentagon policy
By Elizabeth McLaughlin


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So, instead of helping all of those military service members in ways that would keep them in service to their country the Pentagon is just going to give them the ax. That's gratitude for you for a job well done and for putting their lives at risk in service to this country. A quarter of a million service members kicked out would prove devastating to this country especially in a time of uncertainty with N. Korea and other enemy countries. But it sure appears that the powers that be are just looking for ways to get rid of those they may consider undesireable and that is Not O.K. They need to go back to the drawing board and seriously rethink this one out and then instead institute a policy whereby they can still serve with help from the Pentagon.

[MENTION=366]namvet69[/MENTION] what do you think about this?
Good. If unfit to do the job then they should be let go... just as with any job.
 
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Then they better damn well get appropriate disability benefits including commensurate pay.
Unless it’s a temporary condition like a virus or something that is curable in the short term they likely would go on medical leave but I think we are talking about people that are not at their physical peak and can’t get there their pass on the physical testing re strength and edurance.

Country has low unemployment so you kick off as many military people as possible and you have more workers available to the private sector. Got to get people from somewhere and if you are cutting immigration people have go into the job market from somewhere.

Are we sure Trump isn’t working for the enemy? Build up equipment in the military but reduce personnel.
 
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