In what might be the first step in an attempt to cut the defense budget, I give you this.
The move is seen by some as an initial step towards fulfilling president Obama’s promise to form a civilian national security force as powerful as the U.S. military.
Wow. I really can’t even begin to tell you how warm and fuzzy this makes me feel inside. You think the uniforms will be brown?
And how about this little gem?
The intent of the program “is to maximize the use of the civilian workforce to allow military personnel to be fully utilized for operational requirements,” according to a Defense Department report.
I’ve seen less drivel come off of corporate memos.
The directive, which is effective immediately, states that civilian employees of the DoD will be asked to sign agreements stating that they will deploy in support of military missions for up to two years if needed.
Workforce members, who are divided into different designations under the directive, will serve overseas in support of humanitarian, reconstruction and, if necessary, combat-support missions.
You know what we call people like that around where I live? Military personel. Soldiers, sailors, and Marines. And while “every effort will be made to reassign the employee to a nondeploying position” should the employee not want to deploy, there is a lovely loophole:
Management retains the authority to direct and assign civilian employees, either voluntarily, involuntarily, or on an unexpected basis to accomplish the DoD mission.
So don’t go making plans there, civie…
And I love how it’s “up to two years” for overseas deployment. I recall the Left going insane over military personnel shipping out for 12 months, and they want to make civilians go for up to two years?
Yeah, there is no way this can end badly…