30,000 Soldiers Will Lose Jobs in Next 17 Months With Automatic Budget Cuts; 10K This Year, Another 20K Next Year

Automatic budget cuts known as “sequestration” are expected to shed some 30,000 soldiers from the active rolls in the next 17 months, with 10,000 of that number going in 2014 and another 20,000 to follow in 2015.

According to an Army Times report the cuts are the result of a larger effort expected to reduce the size of the U.S. Army to a force of 420,000 soldiers by 2019. Continue reading