The Bitter Cost of Business
(See K. S. J. Eyer, pp. 44-49, July 2008 Proceedings)
Captain James T. Rooney, U.S. Navy Reserve—This article points out that 439 funded O-6 billets are empty for several reasons, but primarily because of a decreasing O-6 inventory. Any solutions to increase the O-6 inventory are years away, regardless of the decided course of action. I don't know the importance of these 439 vacant billets to conclude whether they should be filled or not. But this just might be a good time to push active-Reserve integration.