“Pentagon officials are keeping quiet on details surrounding a plan to cut 18,000 medical billets across the military.”
“The drawdown, included in President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, announced earlier this year, would cut uniformed doctors, dentists, nurses, medics, technicians and support personnel from throughout the Army, Navy and Air Force. (The Navy provides medical support to the Marine Corps.)”
“But defense health officials have yet to say just how many of those spots will be completely eliminated and how many will be converted to contractor positions.”
“Instead, Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, who directs combat support for the Defense Health Agency (DHA), noted during a visit here Tuesday that cuts will be done on a location-by-location basis.” Read the full article here.
Source: Questions Remain as DoD Gets Ready to Cut 18,000 Medical Personnel – By Amy Bushatz, July 10, 2019. Military.com.