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    Thumbs up Hagel cutting DOD leaders budgets by 20%

    It's a good start in 'sharing the pain.'

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the former enlisted man who earned his sergeant stripes as a grunt in the jungles of Vietnam, is cutting the budgets of the Pentagon's top brass by 20%.
    And he's sharing the pain, cutting his own office budget by a like amount.

    "Early estimates indicate that the total savings could be in the range of $1.5-$2 billion," Pentagon press secretary George Little said in a statement released Tuesday night.

    Much of the money savings will come from a cut in the number of people working for the Department of Defense leaders, but there's no word yet on how many people might lose their positions.
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/17/politi...html?hpt=hp_t2

    Maybe we can get rid of a few of the Assistant Deputy Vice Chiefs of Staff or the Assistant Deputy Undersecretary to the Deputy Undersecretary of Financial Affairs.
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    Default Re: Hagel cutting DOD leaders budgets by 20%

    How about we chop a couple of words and start with that?

    This is what we are doing; cutting the budgets of the Pentagon's top brass by 20%.

    This is closer to what we should be doing; cutting the top brass by 20%.

    I am not saying that we can just draw a line in the sand and cut 20%, that is reserved for the enlisted cuts. But if we look at cutting the officers that are managing the shrinking force can we still justify the number we have, and the rank of those positions?
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    Default Re: Hagel cutting DOD leaders budgets by 20%

    Quote Originally Posted by VFFTSGT View Post
    It's a good start in 'sharing the pain.'



    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/17/politi...html?hpt=hp_t2

    Maybe we can get rid of a few of the Assistant Deputy Vice Chiefs of Staff or the Assistant Deputy Undersecretary to the Deputy Undersecretary of Financial Affairs.
    Hear, hear! And while we're at it, let's get rid of the Department of Redundancy Department.
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    Default Re: Hagel cutting DOD leaders budgets by 20%

    Quote Originally Posted by VFFTSGT View Post
    It's a good start in 'sharing the pain.'

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/17/politi...html?hpt=hp_t2

    Maybe we can get rid of a few of the Assistant Deputy Vice Chiefs of Staff or the Assistant Deputy Undersecretary to the Deputy Undersecretary of Financial Affairs.
    I think you misunderstood....those people you mention are LEADERS...can't get rid of any of them. It will be the mailclerk that gets the axe and the administrative assistant will have to get the mail....
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    Default Re: Hagel cutting DOD leaders budgets by 20%

    Cutting the leaders budgets eh? Ok but hopefully he cuts some leaders as well...all services have WAY too many clowns "In charge". We can do without the shit-ton of Generals/Admirals/Whatever you would call Civ equal.
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    Default Re: Hagel cutting DOD leaders budgets by 20%

    $2 Billion? With a 'B'???!!??...by cutting 20% of office budgets??

    That seems like a LOT of money.

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    Default Re: Hagel cutting DOD leaders budgets by 20%

    Quote Originally Posted by Pullinteeth View Post
    I think you misunderstood....those people you mention are LEADERS...can't get rid of any of them. It will be the mailclerk that gets the axe and the administrative assistant will have to get the mail....
    You are killing the little optimism I have here...

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    Default Re: Hagel cutting DOD leaders budgets by 20%

    NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN! They tried this once and they increased instead of decreasing. It's all fluff for the news.

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    Default Re: Hagel cutting DOD leaders budgets by 20%

    Quote Originally Posted by GodFather View Post
    I like seeing an enlisted man cut leader (officer) billets.
    Of course its a shell game, they kill unfunded or unfilled
    Billets, if projected to save $2B, it will probably cost $3B.
    Might want to re-read it....they aren't cutting the "leaders," they are cutting the people working FOR the "leaders"...
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    Default Re: Hagel cutting DOD leaders budgets by 20%

    Quote Originally Posted by GodFather View Post
    Crap, foiled again.
    They just stop buying new office furniture every year.
    Nah....cut an enlisted member or two, convert a Lt Col slot to a 2-star...cut a few more Es...buy a bigger fancier desk... Cut a few Majs/Capts....make a few more "Joint" billets...
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