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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Combine Medical, Chaplains, and Legal for all Services? Officer Leadership says “NO”.

Well they have talked about it for years.

The “PURPLE” Medical Dept, in essance combining all medical shops of all services and combining them into “1” force.  It has always been “Scuttlebutt”.

Until now.

5 US Services

5 US Services

Read below, I appreciate the officers saying no, but to see it actually in writing?!?!?

In a bullets-or-bonuses debate about financial pressures facing the Defense Department, service personnel chiefs ceded no ground to the competing needs for weapons modernization.

At a Nov. 17 forum sponsored by the Military Officers Association of America, the Air Force, Army and Navy personnel chiefs rejected the idea of a joint medical, legal and chaplain corps to save money on training and management, insisting on the continued need for service-specific training and duties.

This is the first time I have acutally seen it where it was actively discussed.  I know they are already trying to combine or are combining our training pipeline down in San Antonio, But this?  While it may look good on paper, I just think the different communities would make this a hard thing to do.

You can read the whole areticle here: http://www.navytimes.com/news/2008/11/airforce_gunsbutter_112308w/

Comment below, what do you think?  To really get the discussion going how about joining and commenting in our Scuttlebutt Forums.  (Eaiser to track!)

Wow, this is a gigantic shift of thinking…

D/C

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