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A probable reason for the increase in toxic behavior is that when performance and productivity goals remain the same with fewer people, there’s often abusive behavior by toxic leaders to maintain the same levels through threats and manipulation, he said.
What leadership is looking at with regard to manning is how the Army will look across the force — from the brigade combat teams, enablers, the engineer forces, reconnaissance and clearance forces, and how the mix is worked, Barclay said.
“We can’t do all the things that the commander in chief wants us to do if we have a permanent sequester level.”
The services have told Congress about the dangers to readiness.
Commanders have been asked to reduce support to community and recreational activities and to also reduce utilities consumption “to the maximum extent possible.”
The Army is now six weeks into phase two of this fiscal year’s re-enlistment window, open to Soldiers whose expiration of term of service, or ETS, falls between Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012.