The military can begin immediately offboarding service members who have not been deployable for the past year.
To combat the Army’s nondeployability problem, the service wants to add deployment pay and cut tuition assistance for non-deployable soldiers.
Problems transferring licenses from military to civilian world or from one state to another are starting to get attention in Congress.
Eric Fanning, the secretary of the Army, said last week that he’s ordered a new initiative designed to reduce time-consuming requirements directed by Department of the Army headquarters, particularly with regard to training.
The Army has 100,000 non-deployable troops, mostly due to medical reasons, Vice Army Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn says only 10,000 will be eligible to fight again.