HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, Mssissippi's adjutant general, is concerned that looming, automatic across-the-board spending cuts could hurt civilians working for the military. Those cuts are set to take place March 1, unless Congress and the President can agree on a budget.
"I'm more concerned about the civilians," said Collins. "The military pay accounts are not going to be affected by sequestration, but it's our Dept. of Army civilians who work for us, we're more concerned with them, because if we have to take some cuts, it may happen with them," Collins said.
Collins was in Hattiesburg Friday to speak at a JR ROTC banquet.