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Pentagon Proposes Controversial Policy Assigning Ranks To Military Spouses

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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I have no idea if this has ever been posted before.

So glad this is satire. lol

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Pentagon Proposes Controversial Policy Assigning Ranks To Military Spouses



 Toughest Job In The Military

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – A new policy is currently being considered by the Department of Defense which would assign rank to spouses of military members.

The controversial measure which was announced yesterday is meant to address disputes and complaints. Problems would be handled between spouses instead of a dependents’ chain of command.

With a system of rank would also come legal doctrine — The Civilian Code of Spousal Justice — to mirror the military’s existing Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The policy discussion comes after a high-profile incident in which a Marine wife was not saluted as she entered her husband’s base, as well as a series of surveys conducted throughout the military to determine major issues plaguing the force. Many commanders described frustrating encounters with military spouses on “an almost daily basis.”

Some of the survey findings were startling, showing commanders finding it increasingly difficult to mediate issues between military spouses. With troop drawdowns and lack of manpower, polls show a force dealing with problems on the homefront even more than military combat.

One survey returned from a Marine Platoon Commander at Camp Pendleton expressed anger at what he called “dependopotamouses”

“I can’t fucking handle this shit anymore. I’m supposed to be a Sniper Platoon Commander, not some lovey dovey, let’s be friends, kumbaya, sit around the camp-fire playing acoustic guitar freak,” said First Lieutenant Nathan Morris. “Shit, no wonder my Scout Snipers are out of control, their spouses drive them insane.”

A company commander with the Army’s 25th Infantry Division told a similar story.

“No shit, there I was, surrounded on all fronts. There had to be at least 25 of em’,” recalls Captain Eric Jones, “hollering their war cries of demands for higher BAH and less field time for their husbands.”

After establishing a focus group of twenty field grade officers, the idea of assigning military spouses’ rank was brought up by Major Alex Steen.

“This is a wonderful idea,” said Major Steen. “Many spouses already seem to act like they wear their sponsors’ rank, so why not just give it to them? This will allow spouses to pull rank when necessary so as to put out of line spouses in their respective place.”

The DoD has proposed ranks be assigned to dependents of sponsors in pay-grades of E-1 through E-9. The spousal rank would also be equivalent to the sponsors’ rank to avoid instances of “pulling rank” on the military sponsor.

Spouse ranks would begin with S-1 (Spouse Recruit) and ascend to S-9 (Chief Master Spouse).

“If only this had been done sooner,” said Ellen Trump, wife of Sergeant Major John Trump. “One time I was sitting outside of the PX when this — this Lance Corporal’s wife, tattoo sleeves and all, walks by with her two kids. Doesn’t stop. Doesn’t give the proper greeting of the day. I’ve been married to the Marine Corps for over twenty years! I think she needs to learn who her betters are!”

The new Civilian Code of Spousal Justice will include Articles pertaining to Insubordination, Assaulting or willfully disobeying superior ranked spouses, and Malingering so as to grant authority to the prospective ranks.

The Pentagon has not yet confirmed or denied the possibility of assigning rank to the spouses of officers.



Read more: http://www.duffelblog.com/2012/07/new-dod-policy-to-assign-rank-to-military-spouses/#ixzz2h4ug2OYW


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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:40 PM
BWHAHha!!!!!!

Oh my...

So glad that is satire.
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:41 PM


Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

BWHAHha!!!!!!

Oh my...

So glad that is satire.

Right! lol

But I betcha you have come across a few spouses who have acted in the exact manner as mentioned in the article.

One aspect of being a military spouse I do not miss. 

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:42 PM

...oh gods.. lololol

you know some women would be all over that shit

katy_kay08
by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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With the way many officer's wives behave you would think they already had. ;)
FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:44 PM


Quoting katy_kay08:

With the way many officer's wives behave you would think they already had. ;)

Indeed.

jllcali
by Jane on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM
LOL
momtimesx4
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:48 PM

It's from the Duffleblog, military version of the Onion

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:50 PM


Quoting momtimesx4:

It's from the Duffleblog, military version of the Onion

Yep.

I know.

I thought it was pretty funny.

Even though some spouses would be all over this. lol

furbabymum
by Gold Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:51 PM

 dependopoutamous. Zomg. They just called them fat!

furbabymum
by Gold Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 6:52 PM

 My DH was an officer and I never behaved badly. I did witness some terrifying spectacles from sergeants wives though. They can make me turn and run like hell!

Quoting katy_kay08:

With the way many officer's wives behave you would think they already had. ;)

 

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