Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Midwest
Gates to Cut Bureaucracy
Specifically mentioned: HQ functions in Europe. Also discussed was reducing ranks of deputies from two star to one star.
Also mentioned was the fact that after the post cold war cuts of 40% troop strength in the 90s, the number of general officers/admirals was only cut 20%...
In light of his cuts to programs, and budget realities, cutting the HQ functions makes sense I guess. One wonders how much resistance he will get though.
Full text of the speech here: