March 14, 2011

Defense Secretary Robert Gates issues a memorandum outlining his latest efficiency decisions, including eliminating 22 general officers positions from the Air Force. The Army and Navy (not including USMC) will each lose 11. (Also see Jan. 6, 2011, entry.) In all, Gates’ memo outlines: 102 eliminations (44 service billets, 58 joint), 23 reductions in grade, 10 reallocations (within Joint pool), and five reductions in rank for health profession (requires legislation).