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    ‘Unfair Burden’: Tuberville Blockade on Promotions Is Stressing Military Families, 3 Service Secretaries Say

    ‘Unfair Burden': Tuberville Blockade on Promotions Is Stressing Military Families, 3 Service Secretaries Say

    Service secretaries for the , Air Force and Navy took aim at Sen. Tommy Tuberville's continued hold on promotions, claiming the Alabama Republican is harming national security, overworking officers and causing undue stress on service members' families.

    Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro all signed a opinion piece Monday evening in The Washington Post that argued Tuberville's decision to hold up military promotions for six months in the Senate is having real consequences in the ranks.

    “Across the services, many generals and admirals are being forced to perform two roles simultaneously. The strain of this double duty places a real and unfair burden on these officers, the organizations they lead and their families,” they wrote in the opinion piece.

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    Tuberville's move has stopped the Pentagon from putting nearly 300 officers into positions and duty stations, and has also delayed confirmation of service chiefs for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

    Since late February, Tuberville has used a procedural tactic known as a hold to block confirmations of all general and flag officers over his opposition to the Pentagon's policy of covering leave and travel expenses for service members who need abortions in the wake of the Supreme…

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