How to manage a new army promotion law
By David McNew, Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump signed a sweeping new military promotion regulation on Monday, one that critics say will weaken the authority of civilian officials to set military policies.
The rules, which went into effect on Jan. 1, give the president broad authority to set rules for enlistment, promotions and re-enlistment, which could lead to a rapid decline in the armed forces.
The Pentagon has already begun to trim the ranks of the armed services, cutting more than 6,000 officers since the end of last year, as the number of troops has shrunk and the war in Afghanistan has been extended.
But Trump’s new rules will be much tougher on civilians than those he already has put in place, according to experts on the issue.
Trump signed the new rules into law last month, but the new administration has yet to put the rules into effect.
The rules would require the government to have “substantial evidence” of a national security threat before it can approve or deny a promotion.
The new rules are similar to ones already in place in some states.
The military’s top officer, Gen. David Petraeus, told lawmakers in January that the new regulations “will not increase the size of the Army.”
The Army, the armed service of the United States, is the largest and oldest in the world.
It is the primary combat force in the U.N. and is one of the largest contributors to global peacekeeping operations.
The military has been under increasing pressure to cut costs in recent years.
But it has also been under increased pressure from critics who fear that cuts will have unintended consequences.
The Pentagon has been criticized for spending far more on its military than it receives in spending on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Obama administration set military standards that allow for civilian officials who work in civilian agencies to submit proposals for new military promotions.
Under the new standards, however, civilians would have to show they have “reasonably anticipated” that a promotion would be approved or denied.
In a tweet, Trump said the rules would “help our military keep our soldiers safe, but make our country stronger, safer and more secure.
It’s called making America safe again.”
The White House said the new military regulations would help make the armed force “fiscally sustainable, increase readiness and support our national security missions.”
The Pentagon said the regulations were aimed at ensuring that promotions for civilian employees are “properly approved” and that they were “consistent with the Constitution and laws of the land.”
The rules also provide the military with new authority to restrict civilian promotions to certain ranks and allow for “enhanced investigations and penalties” if an officer violates the rules, according in a statement from the Pentagon.
The White Senate office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.