Mattis: Deploy-or-Get Rule is About

WASHINGTON ― New rules requiring members of the military to be able to deploy or get out were put in place to ensure fairness in deployment rates, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

“You’re either deployable, or you need to find something else to do. I’m not going have some people deploying constantly and then other people, who seem to not pay that price, in the U.S. military,” Mattis told reporters Feb. 17 in his first comments on the issue since the new policy was formally introduced.

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Source: Aaron Mehta, Marine Corps Times 

Photo: John Thys/AP/Getty Images

Dr. Monique Chouraeshkenazi