Army dating in same battalion
The Major Projects Authority downgraded the chances of the government creating a 30,000-strong Army Reserve by 2020 to ‘red’ amid concerns with keeping new recruits.Having to sack the same number of soldiers that make up an average battalion – usually measured at around 500 troops – every year is undermining attempts to keep up Army numbers.Following the devastating magnitude 9.1 Tōhoku Earthquake in northeastern Honshu, Japan March 11, 2011, 78th Signal Battalion unit personnel contributed significantly to the disaster relief efforts during Operation Tomodachi.On October 12, 2012, 78th Signal Battalion assumed control of all Army Signal duties in Japan when the Okinawa-based 58th Signal Battalion was inactivated.“Combat is quite a rush, there is no doubt about that.When people come home from the front line if we do not look after and manage them properly they may look for that elsewhere,” he warned.Cannabis was the most common drug detected among those that failed tests, but hundreds of soldiers were also caught taking harder "party drugs" like ecstasy, cocaine and ketamine.
He warned there were “clusters” of drug takers in some battalions which leads to “peer pressure” as wayward soldiers convince younger recruits to try substances they otherwise would not.
The 78th Signal Battalion is a strategic Signal Battalion subordinate to the 516th Signal Brigade and headquartered at Camp Zama, Japan. Army Communications Command (USACC) and another battalion changed to USACC Signal Support Agency South.