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Gates tries to slow down the absurd "Senior Mentor" Program..

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by DarrylS, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    This has been going for a while now, a high ranking official retires from the military and then comes back the next day and is paid up to $440 per/hour to "mentor" the people he used to work with.. the gravy train of our military defense systems, aka the military industrial complex continues..

    Here is a basic question, an officer ascends through the ranks through merit and knowledge, and then becomes a "Brigadeer General" and finally a "Four Star General".. hasn't that officer been essentially "metored" since joining the military???

    There is a guy somewhere in the MBTA who made this much money somewhere.. so for some this will be minimized.. but for many this is another one of those slippery slopes of an "Appearance of Impropriety" (AKA conflict of interest) things as they are usually working for a defense contractor as well..

    Gates orders overhaul of Pentagon mentor program - USATODAY.com

    More from the Fed Times..

    Gates not afraid to lock horns with top generals - FederalTimes.com

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