Thursday, July 28, 2011

USAF Generals Get Senate Attention

USAF TJAG Lt Gen Richard Harding answered questions from Virginia Senator Jim Webb, former Secretary of the Navy, recently.  Webb's inquiry focused on the proportion of generals per airman in the Air Force versus the proportion of flag officers to total uniformed members in other services.  Harding responded that the higher number of senior officers in the Air Force might be due to the Air Force keeping many of its positions uniformed, while other services have transitioned a number of (presumably senior) positions to civilian jobs.  Expect more hearings on the issue in the fall.

NIMJ's previous coverage of the debate about the number of USAF generals, particularly as it relates to the JAG Corps is here and here.