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The Five Year Rule for Overseas DoD Civilians

Title 10 U.S.C. 1586(a), commonly known as the 'five year rule,' dictates that overseas DoD employees must do extensive paperwork to extend beyond five years overseas, and makes it unlikely that they will be allowed to stay beyond ten years. Recommend deletion of this rule, and allowing commanders to retain personnel based on merit rather than time.

This proposal would save numerous man hours at many levels for each... more »

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Expand Commisary & Exchange Benefits

The DoD should seriously consider expanding commissary and exchange benefits to DoD civilians and retired DoD Civilians.

These operations support MWR, and with an expanded clientele, they will be able to move more product and negotiate lower prices with suppliers, and thus, expand profits available for MWR purposes.

The military drawdown in the 1990s and the recent MIL to CIV conversions across many DoD agencies and... more »

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Civilian/Contractor in Afghanistan

I believe if you got rid of the contractors/civilians in Afghanistan it would reduce the deficit tremendously. While being deployed here (AF/E-7) I have met so many American citizens that are getting paid 6 digits for what the actual military can do cheaper. For example, there was a fork lift driver moving cargo when the planes arrive and he stated that he has been here for 8 years and makes $125,000/year. Also we... more »

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Enforce the DoD civilian 5-year rule

The five-year rule was implemented many years ago to allow more DoD employees to volunteer for overseas assignments. The problem, however, is that in many cases it isn't enforced. Now, you have people who have created little empires over there (the good-old-boy system, if you will) who literally decide who gets assignments there. It's a fraud, waste and abuse swamp that needs draining

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