One of the success stories that Barack Obama achieved was reducing much of the American military down to dangerous levels that jeopardize a number of necessary military actions. He actively waged a war against the military, as relayed to be by several career military personnel. Obama’s war on the military resulted in many highly trained personnel to leave the military and making recruitment of replacements difficult. I know of two men who chose to leave the military after careers of over 15-years. Knowing retirement was close, they refused to remain in Obama’s military due to many of his policies that changed the military in more ways than the general public know about.
With a possible war with North Korea looming on the horizon, the Air Force is desperately short of pilots leading the government to sign an executive order that would allow the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots.
President Trump signed an executive order Friday allowing the Air Force to recall as many as 1,000 retired pilots to active duty to address a shortage in combat fliers, the White House and Pentagon announced.
By law, only 25 retired officers can be brought back to serve in any one branch. Trump’s order removes those caps by expanding a state of national emergency declared by President George W. Bush after 9/11, signaling what could be a significant escalation in the 16-year-old global war on terror.
“We anticipate that the Secretary of Defense will delegate the authority to the Secretary of the Air Force to recall up to 1,000 retired pilots for up to three years,” Navy Cdr. Gary Ross, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement…
The Air Force is currently about 1,500 pilots short of what they need. They’ve been offering extra incentives and programs trying to keep the pilots they have and recruit new ones, but it hasn’t been enough. The Air Force is not the only branch of the military that is suffering shortages and they may also be turning to Trump’s executive order to recall retired personnel, especially if the US does end up in a war with North Korea.