(WTKR-TV) In World War II, there were 30 Navy ships for every admiral. Now, the Navy has more admirals than ships.

That’s a point not lost on Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner.

“I want to see the Pentagon cut back on some of this “brass creep” both in terms of numbers and some of these perks,” Warner said.

Not long ago, the Navy forced out 3,000 mid-career sailors. Military budget cuts have scrapped air shows, delayed deployments, and threatened civilian contractors with two-week furloughs. Craig Quigley, a retired rear admiral who heads the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, says the cuts — while not as bad as first feared — will ripple past the local bases.

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