Are some of the Army’s best soldiers being forced out?

The Army is going through a drawdown, which means lots of officers are finding themselves without jobs. Some of them are talented soldiers with advanced degrees — the very type of people Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants for the future military.

As part of his special report, The Army is Shortchanging its Future Force, Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione tells us what’s going on with the Army’s talent divide.

What happens to talented, skilled and committed federal employees? If they work for the Army, they might get fired. Thanks to sequestration and a long-term shrinkage ordered by Congress, the Army is in a talent crisis. In part two of his special report, Scott Maucione explains why an antiquated personnel evaluation system is also part of the problem.


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