Independence Day: 50 generals, 100 colonels to be sent packing
Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina will place nearly 50 generals on retirement on February 27, many at their own request, and most of whom don’t perform any functions and also involved in private affairs.
Former Navy chief of staff Luis Homero Lajara Sola heads the list, and has requested as much in a missive to the Executive Branch.
On the list of generals headed for retirement figure close collaborators of former president Leonel Fernandez.
A source quoted by elnuevodiario.com.do said Armed Forces minister Sigfrido Pared has been meeting with his senior staff every Monday during several months, prior to the retirements that would be announced on Independence Day February 27, the date when the Executive Branch traditionally announces the designations of officias..
The source said the list of retirees submitted to the President also includes around 100 colonels.