Marine Official Assuages Troops’ Fears About Future Cuts
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
According to the U-T San Diego, Col. Tosick explained that the problem facing the Marine Corps right now had to do with too many high-ranking officers staying in the service. But he attempted to assuage the nerves of the crowd of troops at MCRD San Diego on Monday by saying:
“I need the Metamucil to work on that blockage at the senior officer ranks... [But] if you’re a Tier I Marine, you don’t have to worry about anything. If you keep getting promoted … you’ll have a place.”
The bottom line (no pun intended) is that...
[R]eductions will be gradual and achieved mostly through attrition, slightly reduced recruiting and promotion opportunities, and voluntary separations.
The briefing Monday at MCRD San Diego was part of an eight-week tour - reaching all corners of the globe - to let Marines know how their superiors plan to make projected cuts of roughly 20,000 active duty Marines within the next five years, according to the Marine Corps Times.
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