TITLE

Restore Authority to the Service Chiefs

AUTHOR(S)
Previdi, Robert
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2004, Vol. 130 Issue 2, p83
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
In his answers to questions of the Armed Services Committee dated September 27, 2002, then the United States Marine Corps Commandant General James Jones made clear it is time to reconsider the Defense Department Reorganization Act of 1986. He said that in an effort to standardize the way service members are treated across the United States Department of Defense, laws increasingly limit the flexibility required to maintain service competencies and cultures. Under cover of jointness, people are moving toward a one-service type military. Such unification would be the worst thing that could happen. The military strength depends on highly specialized services distinct in capability that are well trained, equipped, organized, and led.
ACCESSION #
12286046

 

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