Memo says sequester would destroy BCT training – Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Army Times


Almost 80 percent of the Army’s brigade combat teams will see months-long delays in training if sequestration goes into effect and Congress funds the Defense Department with a continuing resolution for the rest of the year, according to an Army document.

The document, obtained by Defense News, a sister publication of Army Times, paints a dire picture of how soldiers might be affected by the looming budget cuts, including an $18 billion shortfall in the Army’s operation and maintenance account alone.

The $18 billion shortfall is “devastating to training and readiness in FY13 and affects FY14 and beyond,” according to the document, which was verified by Army officials.

via Memo says sequester would destroy BCT training – Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Army Times.

One way or another, because the US has spent staggering amounts of money we don’t have on redistribution and social programs, we’re going to end up with a hollow force.

We’re so used to having a quality force, we’re going to be surprised when the hollow force is used, and defeated.

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4 responses to “Memo says sequester would destroy BCT training – Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Army Times

  1. elizzar

    welcome to the UK way of doing things :-)

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  2. Esli

    Can’t open the memo. My comment probably won’t even post. I can tell you that I just completed an incomparable training opportunity here at NTC. Yes, I am still here in CA. This training is not possible anywhere else. It was awesome, creating a level of readiness I wouldn’t have thought possible. It cost the army on the order of 20 million dollars. They have already cut out the next five Decisive Action (I.e. Maneuver) rotations to save money. My training at home station is already being curtailed. To save money. Soon I will have optempo mileage constraints, and repair part constraints placed on me. This does not bode well.

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  3. Stacy0311

    but hey, SecDef Panetta says we can now provide benefits to same sex couples. The money’s got to come from somehwere…..

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  4. MikeD

    What’s wierd for me is reading this and having to keep correcting myself. Back in my day, BCT was the TLA for Basic Combat Training.

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