I feel compelled to fire this one over the Middle Management field. I have returned to work after a weekend of mayhem and bedlum within this small garrison. The occurance book is overflowing with discipline and I just feel like throwing in the towel. We are responsible for a group (with few exceptions) of 'I' and 'Y' individuals. They are only interested in the individuals needs and question any form of authority, probably nutured from an early age. This, in my opinion is the root cause of the low retention, OK the back to Back Ops etc play their part as well. I believe we need a purge of the ones who know they have no future and are in self destruct mode. The book says how to do it, but few have the b@lls to actually apply it. Maybe more of the good guys/girls would stay if we could reduce the number of trogs who are still drawing a wage whilst awaiting a long list of charges/AGAIs etc. When will the top brass allow commanders to exercise their right to boot these individuals out instead of having manning figures hung infront of them. How many of us actually apply the Values and Standards or the Army Test?