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How to Fight Sexual Assault

Tinsldr2 Wrote: 18 hours ago (1:58 PM)
if I do not lock my car doors it makes it easier for a CRIMINAL to steal my car. But not locking my car, a moment of foolishness on my part, would in no way show I wanted my car to be stolen or be an excuse for anyone else's criminal behavior. Yes women should not get drunk and if they do have some drinks they need a way to avoid going alone with a guy into a dangerous situation. But when I was about 17 to about 23 I frequently got Drunk and now at over 50 I might have the occasional beer but it is a bit hard for me to expect a person in that wild age to not have a few drinks, or have fun. The responsibility is STILL on the man that if the woman says NO then it means NO and if she is underage or incapacitated it means no. That must be so ingrained in young men because when they get a few drinks in them they are apt to lose some of their restraint also.
or .... Because they will be reduced through retirement and non promotion / replacement. When you cut a Brigade strength unit. The officers that you lose the most of are Captains and majors. there are maybe a ten or less LTCs in the Brigade and one or maybe two at most COLs with no Generals (I cant speak for AF or Navy equivalent organizations) You call it what you want but that is the rank structure of the Army and where the cuts on the Military side will happen. The enlisted side has set ETS dates when their terms of service are up. The Officers who are Active Duty and some senior NCOs are listed as 'indefinite' on their terms of service and do not re-enlist the way the junior enlisted do. It is easier to simply cut back on who they let re-enlist and some other shrinkage techniques (tightening up regs on body fat, Physical training (PT) etc ) on the enlisted side although in the mid 90s drawdown they gave early outs and forced out some NCOs also. They could make more cuts in staff jobs above the Division level like TRADOC, Pentagon , acquisitions, the guy that gave us Black berets and the ACUs types but instead they are eliminating Combat brigades. And there are No Generals (or Admirals ;) in combat brigades
I am sure you actually believe stuff like that
Because they will be reduced through retirement and non promotion / replacement. When you cut a Brigade strength unit. The officers that you lose the most of are Captains and majors. there are maybe a ten or less LTCs in the Brigade and one or maybe two at most COLs with no Generals (I cant speak for AF or Navy equivalent organizations) You call it what you want but that is the rank structure of the Army and where the cuts on the Military side will happen. The enlisted side has set ETS dates when their terms of service are up. The Officers who are Active Duty and some senior NCOs are listed as 'indefinite' on their terms of service and do not re-enlist the way the junior enlisted do. It is easier to simply cut back on who they let re-enlist and some other shrinkage techniques (tightening up regs on body fat, Physical training (PT) etc ) on the enlisted side although in the mid 90s drawdown they gave early outs and forced out some NCOs also.
I deployed twice to Iraq (12 months and 15 months), once to Kosovo where I had my company command (7 months) once to Bosnia (6 Months ) and once to Kuwait (6 Months) maybe I do know a thing or to about being an Officer in a combat zone? Maybe I know a bit more about then you. You act like these Captains are going outside the wire everyday when the reality is very few of them will be leaving camps. I stand by what I posted. And if you doubt my service I am tinsldr2@yahoo.com or some pics of me in Iraq at http://www.sharkfighter.com/html/military_support.html These are Captains and majors who did not get above center mass (or even got below center mass) ratings in the right jobs. I appreciate what they do and support them. But Like I said if it was me, and I had to get out in APRIL 2015 I would want to know SOONER so I can prepare. And don't give me that they don't have time to prepare over there crud, take your depandapatamous behind and wallow over to tell it to someone that will believe that.
You think that is more likely then a review of their efficiency reports and records ?
I will take you up on that bet. !!!! Lets go , how much will you put up? I can use the easy money from a sucker like you? Lets wager!! I am Tinsldr2@yahoo.com Lets put up the money, I will wager my paid for 270,000 home on that one. Please please lets wager!!!!! here is the bet, you say " those getting their discharges overseas will also be told they have to pay their own way home." And I say, everyone gets moving expenses back to the states IF they choose to return to states plus access to all the other separation services the Army provides (a very few may elect to stay in Germany or Italy or even Korea because of family or job opportunity but that number will be few and voluntary on their part)
I agree CompCon A strong national defense is needed and it is not a matter of IF but WHEN they will be called on again But the Congress decided a cut to the size of the Military is needed. Elect more Republicans to the Senate and we can fight this type thing
Seems like a lot of readers do not know all the details. The cuts in troop force were a part of budget reductions negotiated last year in Congress. If that negotiation had not gone through, the sequester cuts would have been even steeper. With the wind down of Afghanistan and Iraq ended just how big of an active duty force needs to remain. I actually support a larger Military and cuts elsewhere in the Fed Budget or possible overseas base closures and Stateside consolidation to save money vs troop cuts. But the bottom line is this troop drawdown was Known, the CPTs knew they were vulnerable to it because they knew what their evaluations were. And for the few that were deployed when they found out, they are Not being out processed from a war to the unemployment line. But when we talk about cutting the size of Gov (something I support 100%) people losing jobs is a result. And we have to look those people in the eyes, thank them for their service, and tell them we can no longer afford to keep paying their salary.
The Army drawdown continues this week, when about 1,100 Army captains will receive word that their military careers are about to end. Another 500 majors will get the same news in early July. The cuts were planned by officer separation and early retirement boards that convened this spring to review 19,000 active-duty officers for possible early separation. It’s all part of the Army’s effort to smoothly trim down to a number that, thanks to federal budgetary uncertainty, remains unclear. There were about 28,000 captains and nearly 17,000 majors in the Army on April 30, according to Defense Department statistics................. The 1,100 captains will remain in the service until April 1 (2015) and can use the intervening time to prepare their families, retrain and look for work in the civilian world, Campbell said. Support for transition is available through the Army’s “Soldier for Life” program, instituted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno in 2012, he said. “They’ll have nearly 10 months to transition, to get their finances and their families ready, all the things they need to do to get a smooth takeoff as they leave the service,” Campbell said. “They’ll have almost a year to get ready for that.” Most of the captains who receive notice this week will receive separation pay, while a few have accumulated enough time in the service to qualify for early retirement. The Army hopes to move many into the Army Reserve ranks. “We think about two-thirds of those who are selected would be great candidates to go into the reserve component,” said Maj. Gen. Thomas Seamands, director of Army personnel management. “The reserve component shortages are actually captains and midgrade NCOs, so it would improve readiness in the reserve forces.” http://www.stripes.com/news/army-drawdown-continues-1-100-captains-to-be-cut-1.290104 Not the first time the Army has had an Officer Drawdown but certainly one of the first time we had it during War. I guess I would want to know as soon as possible even if I was deployed so I could make plans and do some prep of me and my family, but they should watch those guys closely for suicide ideations.
If you check they will not be discharged until April 2015.
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