The Revolving Door for Former Pentagon Officials

An overwhelming majority of the employees seeking opinions—84 percent—had at least one specific company or organization in mind, and defense companies dominated the list of prospective employers.

Last year, CREW released Strategic Maneuvers, a report revealing the extent to which retired high-ranking generals and admirals cash in on their years of military experience by taking lucrative jobs with the defense industry. CREW found that at least nine of the top-level generals and admirals who retired between 2009 and 2011 took positions with the five largest defense companies contracting with the government: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman.

via Military Contractors Open the Revolving Door for Former Pentagon Officials | CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.