26 Dec '14, 6pm

In 2015, Army will lose nearly 20,000 soldiers in drawdown via @armytimes

The drawdown in 2015 will thin the ranks by about 20,000 soldiers. (Photo: Army) CONNECT 15 TWEET 7 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Army stands to lose 18,200 soldiers in the drawdown plan for 2015, through attrition and reduced accessions, but also with retention screening boards that may lead to soldiers being forced out. Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said involuntary separation actions will be targeted at the various officer and noncommissioned officer ranks "to keep the force in balance," and to compensate for the additional soldiers who were brought into service during the manpower buildup for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. "Now that we are reducing the Army, we have got to bring (those levels) back down, and we are going to continue to make decisions to do that," said the chief during a September interview at his Pentagon office. "My guess is that as we continue...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/careers/army/2014...

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