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  •  Base maintenance thoughts... (8+ / 0-)

    I think the reason I think bases are now the province of civilian is the nature of your average unit has changed.  I know we don't have the people to do this...  certainly not well, except maybe Base PSD.  If you're in Honolulu, you're probably familiar with the size of the Base Command and it's size...  miniscule.  The military has changed drastically...  everything that can be done to put a body in the front lines is being done, including filling positions in the rear with civilians, or even Navy or Air Force guys doing short tours guarding gates and overseas prisons so Army and Marine guys can go up front to shoot someone.  This began in 2005, and when I left in 2010 was streamlined...  if you wanted to make rank, it was known that volunteering for that kind of duty would be a big help.  Also, it's much, much, much more difficult to make rank now...  at least Navy-wise.   If we were to go back to self-sufficiency, which I would prefer, it would take an end to the war and a decade or so to re-group to get it started.  

    A civilized humanity, like reality, has a liberal bias.

    by mechboots on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 03:25:35 AM PST

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