The Pentagon’s retirement plan: A timeline of how retiring generals plan to spend their retirement
A few months after retiring, retired Gen. John Allen and retired Gen .
Pension Secretary Michael Chertoff have announced they plan to retire.
Allen’s announcement comes a month after Chertoft announced he was retiring.
But the two men said their retirement plan has not yet been finalized.
The retired general is scheduled to leave his position as secretary of defense by the end of April, when the Defense Department’s fiscal year ends.
Allen, who has served as a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, has also been a vocal advocate for the defense spending plan that he authored with Chertof, which has been a top goal of Trump and Congress.
Allen, who served as secretary during the Obama administration, was a top critic of the plan.
Chertoff, who joined the Pentagon as a lieutenant general, has long advocated for increased defense spending and the eventual reduction of the size of the military.
His budget proposal calls for an increase in the size and size of defense spending to $640 billion, or 2.7 percent of the federal budget.
According to a recent report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, this plan would require about $6 billion in additional defense spending by the year 2030.
The Pentagon has spent a total of $2.6 trillion in fiscal years 2020 and 2021, according to a Department of Defense statement.
That includes $2 billion in military aid.
Biden announced in April that he would end the Pentagon’s current $500 million per year budget and begin a new phase of cuts and privatizations.
That phase of privatization includes closing military bases in the Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, according a Pentagon news release.
The administration also said that it would close the Navy’s nuclear command post in Guam, which is near the Philippines, as well as the Air Force’s nuclear weapons command and its command and control facilities in Hawaii.
The two generals said in their announcement that their plan would not be a complete retirement plan, and would still include benefits and retirement benefits.
But Allen and Chertofs plan will not include the planned $3 billion in health care benefits for retired service members that Biden announced in December.
Allen said that, in addition to his retirement, he planned to take a year to explore options for other benefits.
“I am very proud to be part of this plan, as a former captain of the United States Navy, and I am also very proud that it was brought to my attention in advance that my former boss and my former colleague had chosen to retire,” Allen said in the announcement.
“I look forward to continuing to lead our military leadership and to help the Department of Veterans Affairs provide quality health care for all of our veterans,” Chertofe said.
Allen and Chertroff will join retired Gen.(Ret.)
Gen. Paul Selva, who also is a top Pentagon aide, as the first retired generals to be appointed to positions of leadership in the department.
Selva, currently the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for health affairs, was appointed by Biden to a senior civilian position in the Pentagon in February.