If GOFO want to know where the raft of cynicism in the Fleet comes from, if they really want to know why people don't really trust their motivations and decisions, if they want to know why their motivations are questioned .... well ... here is a start.
New research by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) found 70% of the 108 three-and-four star generals and admirals who retired between 2009 and 2011 took jobs with defense contractor or consultants. In at least a few cases, the retirees have continued to advise the Department of Defense while on the payroll of defense contractors, suggesting the Pentagon may not always be receiving unbiased counsel.
A Boston Globe investigation revealed the number of retired three-and-four star generals and admirals moving into lucrative defense industry jobs rose from less than 50% between 1994 and 1998 to a stratospheric 80% between 2004 and 2008.
Here is the full report. CREW Strategic Maneuvers Pentagon Generals Revolving Door 11-15-12 Hat tip ZeroHedge and the Front Porch.