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2012-10-22 Africa North
Obama Nominates Rodriguez to Africa Command Chief
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Posted by Sherry 2012-10-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6478 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

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