Marine Corps Puts One-year Hold On Troop Separations

By Thomas Duffy / January 8, 2003 at 5:00 AM
The Marine Corps is putting a one-year hold on active and reserve personnel separations so the service can meet its manpower needs for future operations, according to Commandant Gen. James Jones. Marines who plan to retire as of April 1 or earlier will be allowed to leave, Jones said today in a message to the Corps. Over the past several months the Marines have sent troops to the Persian Gulf region as part of a normal deployment. In November, the...

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