Armed Forces

Armed Forces

SUMMARY

The Valentine Constitution combines and streamlines all branches of our Armed Forces, Homeland Security, TSA, ICE, borders, ports and airports into one department with one chain of command and no task overlaps. Military divisions will handle strictly military functions. Civilian style divisions will more efficiently and transparently administer support and procurement, account for every penny and confirm that we got what we paid for, something our military has failed to do for decades. The military will then be free to focus on its military missions without the interruptions of corrupt side deals or the distractions of internal politics. These two divisions will police each other while Citizen oversight will complete the criss-cross of checks and balances. The restructuring plan will be reviewed, critiqued, improved and resubmitted until acceptable, then rolled out in small portions to be tested and improved as more is rolled out.

Assigning retuning soldiers to civilian support divisions allows direct feedback from those they support, doubles as an aid to assimilation back into civilian life, and may cure PTSD, as may invasive species eradication duty with imbedded pro bono hunter psychologists.

Tasked with Emergency Relief, disasters, all fires, paramedics, traffic, crowds and protests, the State Guards will coordinate with in-country Armed Forces dealing with illegal aliens, invasive species, infrastructure defense or cyber security.