Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Mon 10/22/2012 View Sun 10/21/2012 View Sat 10/20/2012 View Fri 10/19/2012 View Thu 10/18/2012 View Wed 10/17/2012 View Tue 10/16/2012
1
2012-10-22 Africa North
Obama Nominates Rodriguez to Africa Command Chief
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Sherry 2012-10-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6467 views ]  Top

#1 Was Ham just there until they could find and get up to speed the replacement for the first guy who was relieved for cause?
Posted by Penguin 2012-10-22 00:58||   2012-10-22 00:58|| Front Page Top

#2 Yes, General Ham was only a temp replacement. I fear, dear readers, that what we have here is yet another excellent example of affirmative action gone mad.

The fellow General Ham replaced suffered a lengthy investigation while tucked away in a Pentagon do-nothing post. Seems he had a few.... spending irregularities while touring Africa.

The Army's not so little black secret.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-22 07:07||   2012-10-22 07:07|| Front Page Top

#3 Fall back position. Pulling out of Afghanistan.
Posted by Glavilet the Scantily Clad6504 2012-10-22 09:16||   2012-10-22 09:16|| Front Page Top

#4 Does Command serve a "term?"

My other explanation wouldn't take.
So short answer term=tour in military parlance.
Yes, there is a time bracket to sit in a billet.
Too little = too much organizational disruption by new guys.
Too much = locking people out of jobs and promotions down the rank structure.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-22 21:31||   2012-10-22 21:31|| Front Page Top

23:57 JosephMendiola
23:08 European Conservative
22:34 Barbara
22:29 James
22:04 European Conservative
22:00 phil_b
21:31 Procopius2k
21:15 Procopius2k
21:10 Alaska Paul
20:50 lord garth
20:46 JosephMendiola
20:33 JosephMendiola
20:30 DarthVader
20:29 JosephMendiola
20:24 Cravirt the Elder3616
20:20 JosephMendiola
20:14 JosephMendiola
20:02 Alaska Paul
19:59 JosephMendiola
19:58 Water Modem
19:52 trailing wife
19:52 lotp
19:51 Alaska Paul
19:47 JosephMendiola
Merry-Go-Blog










Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com