Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody said today that rotations to Iraq would likely start getting smaller by 2006.
Cody said he anticipated that the brigades deploying to Iraq during the 2006-2008 rotation would likely go with fewer soldiers and less equipment than the force thatâs currently deploying for the 2005-2007 rotation.
âIt could be less combat patrol companies or it could be less equipment or a combination there of,â the vice chief told a group of reporters.
Cody wouldnât give any numbers, but adjustments will be likely be made in April after General George Casey, the commander of Multinational Forces-Iraq, makes a recommendation to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
âIn April Gen. Casey will come back to the joint staff and lay out what he thinks the next rotation should look like.â