Analysis / Reform

Reducing Number of Four-Star Generals/Flag Officers

Assessing Defense Reform Series

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The administration, SASC, and HASC all agree that some reduction is needed. The Senate would cut many more billets (14) than the House (5). The discussion will be about how many billets to cut and how much latitude DoD has in implementation.
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Mark Cancian, "Reducing Number of Four-Star Generals/Flag Officers," Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 1, 2016, last modified July 1, 2016,