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Monday, July 7, 2008
This is a great read. Capps does a fantastic job summarizing the problems the Army is having in retaining officers. He deals with many issues that are not often covered in the mainstream media today like how most reporters are not schooled in DoD jargon and, therefore, have a hard time understanding and interviewing soldiers. This, he concludes, is a factor in divorcing the "all-volunteer" Army from the rest of society. Shifting back to officer brain drain, if the Army continues to hemorrhage good officers, we will be left with an officer corps composed of 1LT Calleys.