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Tue Feb 6, 2018, 05:41 AM

Deploy or get out: New Pentagon plan could boot thousands of non-deployable troops

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/02/05/deploy-or-get-out-new-pentagon-plan-could-boot-thousands-of-non-deployable-troops/

Deploy or get out: New Pentagon plan could boot thousands of non-deployable troops

By: Tara Copp    16 hours ago

Service members who have been non-deployable for the past 12 months or more will be separated from the military, based on new Defense Department policies that are under final review. The “policy will require the services to process members who are non-deployable for 12 consecutive months for admin or disability separation,” according to a draft summary of the policy obtained by Military Times. “This memo will be followed by a [Department of Defense Instruction], which will take several months to complete.”

The new retention policy is being reviewed by the service chiefs and Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan.
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For certain non-deployable personnel, such as wounded warriors, the services would retain the ability to grant exceptions to the retention policy. (Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson/Marine Corps)

Approximately 11 percent, or 235,000, of the 2.1 million personnel serving on active duty, in the reserves or National Guard are currently non-deployable, according to Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell, the senior enlisted adviser to Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford. As continued operations overseas have stressed the military, the Pentagon has begun to target that 11 percent to either get deployable, or get out.

Of that total non-deployable force, Troxell said, about 99,000 are on that list for administrative reasons, such as not having all their immunizations or their required dental exams. About 20,000 are not deployable due to pregnancy, and 116,000 are not deployable due to either short- or long-term injuries.
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Defense Department officials could not provide the number of injured personnel who have been on non-deployable status for the past 12 consecutive months.
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Tue Feb 6, 2018, 06:58 AM

1. This is already happening.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 07:00 AM

2. My son has two friends that have came home since

Christmas.

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Tue Feb 6, 2018, 07:05 AM

3. i wonder how many will be put on the disabled list for bone spurs.

The article says COULD boot them out? i doubt this will happen. It would be a void that would be very hard to fill. Enlistments under this administration must be very low and a lot of money has been spent on their training. Stupid idea by some trump administration idiot. The joint chiefs will never let this happen. They take care of their own in the military, at least they use to.

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Response to pwb (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 07:36 AM

5. Just get new Reservists to become Active Duty members

In an email from Navy Reserve:

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Due to the large increase in end strength requirements on Navy Active Component (AC), a program has been implemented, giving the New Accession Training (NAT) Sailors whose initial entry into the reserve force is after 01 October 2016 the option to convert to AC after affiliation with the Navy Reserve Component (RC). All NAT ratings are being considered and Career Waypoints (CWAY) quotas have been added in the system. Sailors interested, should contact their CCC to submit RC2AC applications via CWAY in accordance with MILPERSMAN 1306-1505."
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Fri Feb 16, 2018, 07:30 AM

4. (Update) Its official: DoD releases new deploy or get out policy

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/02/14/dod-releases-new-deploy-or-get-out-policy/

It’s official: DoD releases new ‘deploy or get out’ policy

By: Tara Copp    1 day ago

The Pentagon on Wednesday released its new policy on military lethality, which will begin separation procedures for service members who have been non-deployable for the last 12 months or more. “This new policy is a 12-month deploy or be removed policy,” Robert Wilkie, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, told a Senate panel Wednesday. “However, there are exceptions.”

As Military Times previously reported, there will be exceptions, such as pregnancy. Medical boards will review wounded personnel, and the services will retain the ability to grant exceptions to wounded warriors.

“The situation we face today is really unlike anything we have faced, certainly in the post-World War II era,” Wilkie told the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on personnel and readiness. “On any given day, about 13 to 14 percent of the force is medically unable to deploy. That comes out to be about 286,000 [service members].”
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