|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:07:03 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE: "DOD Official Discusses BRAC Issues with Congress"|
DOD Official Discusses BRAC Issues with Congress By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service March 15, 2013WASHINGTON â The Defense Department has more real estate than it needs in the United States and abroad, a senior DOD official told a House panel yesterday.
Another round of base realignments and closings should be an essential part of any overall strategy for reshaping the military, John Conger, the acting deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment, told the House Armed Services Committee in prepared testimony.
"Force structure is declining relative to that which existed in 2005, thereby continuing to add to aggregate excess capacity," Conger said, noting that the U.S. Army is reducing its active duty end strength from 570,000 to 490,000 by 2020, and the Marine Corps from about 202,000 to 182,000.
... For the entire release, seehttp://www.defense.gov/utility/printitem.aspx?print=http:// www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119535
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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