Suggest converting foreign service tours to permanent placements overseas. Continually moving personnel around the globe costs millions of dollars annually and results in local country nationals effectively running our embassy operations. In addition, this movement creates a short timer mentality for our direct-hire U.S. citizens in every post overseas -- wherein the first year and a half of a tour is spent learning ...more »
For a small fee and NOT FOR FREE, remember Bataan Veterans, Philipino, American, and Japanese (since they suffered with, though not as badly as, the POW's they took) by taking people on guided tours and crusies following the Bataan Death March and the hell ships' routes.
PCS moves are a huge cost to the goverment. I suggest all CONUS Coast Guard billets have their tour length extended by one year to reduce the number of moves the government pays for while simultaneously increasing professionalism by reducing the number of people conducting on the job training at any given time.
Have all first term military members stay at their first assigned base for two tours. The first tour is spent learning a members job and being young. By keeping them at the same base for 5+ years, they are able to build more long term mentoring relationships. This will also help give consistency to the younger military members, which will help with their confidence, job satisfaction, and "growing up".