"We have a saying, 'You recruit the Soldier, but you retain the Family.' I don't think that it's ever been truer than it is today. What we've realized is that the Family is a readiness issue. It is very important that as a Soldier, especially going off on a deployment, that his or her family is being taken care of so that they can go off and do their job."
-Sheila Casey, wife of Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr.
Top Army spouse discusses Families
Military to Civilian Conversions
What is it?
Military to Civilian conversions are a way to improve the utilization of manpower by moving military personnel out of positions that can be prudently performed by Civilian personnel. Military to Civilian conversions increase capacity and relieve stress.
What has the Army done?
The Army has programmed 11,399 active component conversions from military to Civilian performance for the period fiscal year (FY) 2004 - 2013. Through the end of FY07, the Army has completed 10,197 conversions.
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