Defense and service leaders have racheted down the number of military medical billets they plan to cut at military treatment facilities, and spread the cuts over a longer period of time, according to a new report to Congress.
Following a reevaluation of their original plan to cut 17,005 medical billets such as military doctors, nurses, dentists and enlisted medical personnel, DoD and the services have reduced the number of cuts by one-fourth. Officials now plan to cut 12,801 medical billets through fiscal 2027, representing about a 6 percent decrease in military medical billets from the nearly 213,000 medical billets in fiscal 2020….continue reading this article here
Article by: Karen Jowers
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