Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, will hand over leadership of the nation's largest service today in a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va., to Gen. George Casey, former commander of coalition forces in Iraq.The "shock waves" emanating out of the Dept. of the Army are sure to render more resignations as the utter failure of leadership becomes more apparent. The slimy commanders that made choices of CYA over soldiers lives need to be in prison, but their resignations are a good beginning.
Schoomaker took the reigns as Army chief after being called out of retirement by former Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld four years ago - a controversial move that sent shock waves through Army leadership.
In a related story, the Pentagon is considering extending the tours of duty for 15,000 soldiers in spite of the already long deployments, because of a shortage of combat-ready units. HuffPo has it here.