Mark Hammer

Well, replace the word “policies” with “statutes” or “laws” in my post, and I think we are on the very same page. I am quite confident that such statutes were planned with the best of intentions, and whomever drafted them certainly didn’t plan for them to screw anybody. But in the absence of the gift of prophecy, or examination of how they might not mesh with civilian staffing, such statutes can often end up doing just that.