Army May Reduce Length of Tours in Combat Zones




 
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September 28th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Army May Reduce Length of Tours in Combat Zones


by THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT

Published: September 27, 2004

ASHINGTON, Sept. 26 - Fearing a sharp decline in recruiting and troop retention, the Army is considering cutting the length of its 12-month combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, senior Army officials say.

Senior Army personnel officers, as well as top Army Reserve and National Guard officials, say the Army's ability to recruit and retain soldiers will steadily erode unless combat tours are shortened, to some length between six and nine months, roughly equivalent to the seven-month tours that are the norm in the Marine Corps...

http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.d...YT03/409270400
September 29th, 2004  
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Not a bad idea we do six months tours of duty and have been for a while now.