PostHeaderIcon DOD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

Remember the Obamessiah’s promise to establish a paramilitary “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as our military? This report disturbs me:

A little-publicized Department of Defense Directive (Number 1404.10) establishes a “DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce” and rescinds a prior directive dealing with the emergency use of civilian personnel.

The new 1404.10 cancels the prior directive of the same designation (“Emergency-Essential (E-E) DoD U.S. Citizen Civilian Employees”), which was issued in 1992 under President Clinton. The 1992 directive specifically deals with overseas deployments of civilian personnel. It does not mention terms like “restoration of order” or “stability operations”, prominently featured in the new directive.
The 1992 directive mentions the term “overseas” no fewer than 33 times.

The 2009 directive does not mention the term “overseas” in the body of the directive even once.

Consider the nebulous terms used: “…contingencies, emergency operations… restoration of order… and stability operations.”

Who will define “Contingencies”? “Restoration of order”? “Stability operations”?

On a lighter note, while you are checking the above link to Doug Ross’ Journal (which I have definitely bookmarked) check out his awesome pictures of “The 8 Most Terrifying Holes on Earth.” Don’t miss the last one! 🙂

Life is becoming surreal. I can’t decide whether I should corner the market on wheelbarrows so I can sell them later as purses, or on brown cloth because it will soon be in high demand for making shirts. â—„Daveâ–º

One Response to “DOD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce”

  • Daedalus says:

    I read the whole thing Dave. I don’t see anything sinister in it. These “civilians” are under the direct control of the DoD, and only indirectly under Obama’s control. It does refer to the need for passports which infers overseas operations. It does not expressly forbid use in the Conus. The Army has operated in the US since revolutionary times. for any one interested:

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