Hiring freeze impacts Marine Corps 194,000-force build up

By Lee Hudson / February 10, 2017 at 5:04 PM
The federal workforce civilian hiring freeze will negatively impact the Marine Corps' ability to execute its 194,000-troop force buildup, according to the service's assistant commandant. On Jan. 23, President Trump issued a memo to temporarily freeze all federal hiring of civilians. Gen. Glenn Walters told lawmakers Feb. 8 during a Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee hearing the service is short contracting officers by 50 percent. Walters said if he is unable to hire contracting officers the Marine Corps may have...

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