Monday, November 28, 2011

Obama Demoralizes Our Military

Thomas Lifson | American Thinker

One of the best ways to destroy American military capabilities would be to convince career military personnel — both officers and enlisted — that their commitment to service will not be rewarded with the retirement benefits they have earned by their faithful obedience to orders, no matter the personal cost or risks they endure. The Obama administration seems to be ready to destroy the belief that service will be rewarded as faithfully as duty was performed, one step at a time.

The latest step in that direction is the announcement that 157 Air Force majors will be terminated prior to retirement, without the opportunity to complete the 20 full years of service necessary to qualify for retirement pay. Caroline May of the Daily Caller writes:

The Chapman University of Military Law and its associated AMVETS Legal Clinic are blowing the whistle on what they say is an injustice set to be perpetrated on 157 Air Force majors on the last day of November.

“The Obama administration has ordered massive reductions in forces, resulting in many officers who are near retirement being involuntarily separated without retirement or medical benefits,” explained institute director Maj. Kyndra Rotunda.

The Department of Defense specifies that service members within six years of retirement normally would be retained and allowed to retire on time with benefits, unless extenuating circumstances exist such as disciplinary issues.

According to lawyers at Chapman and the AMVETS Legal Clinic, the Air Force has deviated from the six-year protection “without any legal authority.”

Read the article here.

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Here is one possible response by State Rep. Womick (R-TN) to this traitorous action by the Obama regime. It would most certainly raise moral and offer one incentive for re-enlistment of the most proficient soldiers.

This is exactly why I love John Bolton and one of the reasons I would have voted for him as president. He understands what makes the world safe and when it comes to spending levels, he believes we should invest more in defense because when we are at our strongest, the world is at it’s safest. Now don’t confuse that with nation building, which he is against. But when he’s said in the past that we need to get rid of the wasteful spending and then reinvest that money back in defense, he was serious. Because as he points out here, his philosophy is that America should never be in a fair fight, that we should instead always dominate...The Right Scoop

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