But wait, while the numbers of troops are less than in any recent history, the number of Flag Officers, Admirals and Generals, has not decreased at all. I'm going to write about the Navy because that's where I was, but the numbers for other services are included.
And now the Flags:
click to enlargeAs you can see, if you enlarge this, there are 230 Admirals in the Navy, almost one for every ship! That number is in excess of requirements.
See how the number of Flags per troop have changed.