Wednesday March 30, 2011 | 05:15 PM
Former Gov. John Baldacci met today with a Republican lawmaker who wants to eliminate the newly created position at the Defense Department held by the Maine Democrat.
Baldacci met with U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel subcommittee, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.
Clifford L. Stanley, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, has said that Baldacci was hired to do a “deep-dive review” of how the military runs its health care and wellness programs, even as the Defense Department makes short-term plans. The job is for one year, with an option for Baldacci’s contract to be extended, and pays $165,300.
Wilson has said he regards the job as a wasteful duplication of work already done by Defense Department officials.
The Pentagon spokeswoman said Stanley is “in the process of responding directly to Rep. Wilson” about the lawmaker’s demand that Baldacci’s job be eliminated.
A request for comment was left with a Wilson spokesman.
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