Department of Defense

Legalize Cannabis/Marijuana

Im not saying let's let everyone just run wild and smoke crazy, I'm saying we put restrictions on it, like alcohol has. The government taxes it, sells it, possibly allow civilians to apply for license to grow and sell it and controls it. Not only will it create jobs, it will help stimulate the economy in a way many didn't think was possible. As of the time I am writing this, at 4:52 CST on 7/21/2011 we have spent $22,799,993,774 ...more »

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Restrict Military Change of Command Attendees

TARGET: US Coast Guard, US Navy, US Army, US Marines, US Air Force, other government agencies ISSUE: US Armed Services have a time honored tradition of Change of Command Ceremonies. These formal dignified events illustrate the military nature of the US Armed Services and provide participants with an understanding of the uninterrupted nature and total responsibility of military command. It is common for a number of ...more »

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Stop Making AF Captains Do SOS Twice

For AF officers, Squadron Officer School is the first tier of Professional Military Education. AF sends 70-80% of captains to this course in residence, but offers the course via distance learning to all captains. To be competitive to earn an in-residence allocation, an officer generally has to prove he/she is "all in" by first completing the distance learning course first. This essentially seals the AF into a system ...more »

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Please address concerns about management abuse

There are various examples where employees try to seek out assistance in order to alleviate very stressful situations with innapropriate management. Sometimes it is discrimation, other times is bulling, other times is just an issue with personality conflict or simply management acting innapropriately at work. If the agency continues to "brush" off these complaints by dismissing them quickly at the EEO levels, they are ...more »

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Military FRAUD WASTE and ABUSE!

No more ABU's that are heavy and made from Nylon and Cotton! These burn in fires and dont help when you go to any where hot. Even in a cold climate you need a jacket so they are useless. Also why every 5 years do i get a new uniform and then in another 5 a different one. During the war i have gone thru 4 different types (thats one every 2.5 years)! Stop the Fraud waste and abuse on this and make one multipurpose uniform ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Military Health Care Contribution

Currently, active duty members receive 100% free health care and only pay a small amount for dependent/family coverage. I propose that all military members (USA/USN/USMC/USAF/USCG) contribute between $960 to $2400 per year towards their own health care coverage, scaled so that junior members pay the least ($80 per month) and senior members pay the most ($200 per month). With nearly 1.2 million active duty members, ...more »

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Flying hour program paradigm shift

Allow wing/group and squadron leadership throughout the Air Force to make smart and non-retributional decisions about flying hours. If a squadron/group/wing has achieved its training objectives for the FY, they should not be compelled to fly hours for the sake of zeroing a balance sheet. On the flipside, leaders should not feel compelled to force poor ORM decisions while making extraordinary efforts to make up hours ...more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Initial, Mid Career, and End of Service Career Counseling

The first component entails informing veterans of opportunities and programs that exist and can be beneficial to them in many ways. This starts by taking VA HR personnel and assigning them to sections of the nation where they are readily available to military bases to work with commanding officers to conduct periodic information sessions with group members. Information disseminated allows veterans to remain current on ...more »

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Reward Organizational Thrift

On command-level annual personnel reports, include a line to document the percent spent compared to the prior commander. Use an entire line to document unusual circumstances such as major storm events which may necessate extra expenditure. Reward commanders who are thrifty (yet fully accomplish the mission) appropriately, such as by accelerating their career paths. Promote them faster than commanders who spend more ...more »

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Combine Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves

I suggest you merge the air force reserve component and air national guard under a single unified command structure - does away with two independent chains of command and would significantly reduce the overhead - offsets could be given to the active Air Force since they presently cannot meet their taskings at current manning levels. The army national guard in each state and territory has proven it can sufficiently provide ...more »

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Consolidate and Contract Military Recruiting

Conduct a survey to see if it is feasible to consolidate all military recruiting agencies (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard) into one contracted agency. Currently, with each branch having its own recruiting service, there is an enormous duplication of effort. Having one civilian contractor be responsible for all military recruiting would greatly streamline the process. This would result in an enormous ...more »

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United Agencies = Cost Savings + Improved National Security

Overall Goal Instead of different military and Government agencies( Navy, USCG, Army, Air Force ) trying to be self sufficient and wanting to have/own various assets to meet their mission needs, these agencies should work together, share and co-ordinate their resources and assets, so that if not as Individual agencies but when united they are self sufficient. Issue: Various Government agencies own/acquire assets such ...more »

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