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Obama's military cutbacks hurting black officers more than others

While Obama sycophants gleefully remind Americans that he is the first black president, his ordered reduction in officers is having a negative impact on black career officers, especially U.S. Army majors, according to a report on Wednesday by the Army Times.

Colonel Charles Young had an exemplary career and was the highest-ranking Black commanding officer in the U.S. Army from 1894 until his death in 1922
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The layoffs of Army majors is having more of an impact on black officers than on those from any other ethnic group, according to Army personnel documents.

Close to 10 percent of the U.S. Army's black majors are being dismissed, according to Army personnel documents, while 5.6 percent of the white majors are being sent packing. In addition, 8 percent of Latino majors laid off by the Pentagon, and 5.8 percent of those identified as Asian and Pacific Islanders are victims of forced discharge.

The Pentagon claims that the Army alone is reducing its forces by laying off 550 majors during the entire troop reduction process. News reports have claimed that some of these officers are being notified that they will be unemployed while they are fighting in Afghanistan and other locations in the so-called War on Terrorism.

This latest mass-reduction is a follow up to about 1,200 Army captains being forced to retire as part of the Obama plant to reduce the U.S. Army to fewer than 500,000 soldiers by the close of fiscal year 2015.

According to Army Times, if budget cuts are necessary after 2015, the Pentagon could reduce the Army to 420,000 soldiers well into the next administration. Today, the United States Army has 513,000 officers and enlisted men on active duty.

Pentagon officials perused the personnel files close to 8,000 active-duty majors to find the 550 that will be forced into retirement. The review board paid special attention to majors with disciplinary problems, bad performance evaluations or reports in selecting the 550 out of the total 17,000 majors. Officers being discharged are being urged to continue their careers in the Army Reserves.

Besides the Army, the U.S. Marine Corps continues to reduce its active troop level, but it is expected to increase those Marines assigned as American embassy security guards in light of the Benghazi terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012.