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    Question Pink Slips for Personnel in Combat

    I don't have the link but read where DOD is notifying personnel in combat zones that, upon their return, they will be subject to dismissal from the service due to budget cuts.

    This is especially hard on captains, just the leaders one would think they would want to keep. Men and women who serve as company commanders, the backbone of the army.

    Are you one?

    What do you think of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSGDay View Post
    I don't have the link but read where DOD is notifying personnel in combat zones that, upon their return, they will be subject to dismissal from the service due to budget cuts.

    This is especially hard on captains, just the leaders one would think they would want to keep. Men and women who serve as company commanders, the backbone of the army.

    Are you one?

    What do you think of this?
    This is happening due to separation boards that are affecting certain year groups and for officers and warrants that are getting passed over for promotion on their second look. Some are downrange when this happens and per regulation, they need to be separated 7 months after the convening of the board.

    So if the board happened in May and the board results come out in August and you are one of Soldiers that have to be separated, that 7 months starts from May, so you will have to be separated by December. Now you have three months left based on this notice.

    Here is an article on a Captain who had already received orders to PCS but was told he was getting separated.

    Army Fires Officers After Ordering Them to Move | Military.com


    Here is the blog to that "pink slip" article you were referring to.

    http://blog.militaryfamily.org/2014/...our-pink-slip/
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    I think this is horrible. Makes no sense to pink slip experience personnel with good records who want to serve.
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    That's what happens when the Army is ordered to downsize by the Administration regardless that we're still at war with terrorists. A Reduction In Force always gets rid of people who are "nonessential". Maybe their last eval wasn't 4.0, maybe their MOS is overstrength. If they have to get rid of Soldiers they'll find a way or find an excuse.
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