Mrs. K, in reading your reply to my post - I just want to clarify that I was agreeing with you that if some of the dogs need new homes, they need new homes. I think everyone knows you aren't going to dump them in the pound and lets be realistic, dogs adjust to new homes really well 99% of the time.
I just hope you don't give up on your husband because of a demotion, even if you think he caused it or earned it. Military must be much like the police - it's a hard job, things can get to you, and it can cause problems years down the road. Many men (especially men) don't want to admit it or ask for help, even when pressured as to "what's wrong?" Talk to him and give it some time, see how things play out. Maybe they will settle down and it will all be for the best. I don't think rehoming a couple of the dogs is a bad idea, and if it turns out it was unnecessary, then perhaps it will still have been for the best.
They are expensive, yes a luxury owning so many (trust me I know!) and unfortunately as much as they give us, they also take away time with human family members, resources, time in general to do other things family/friend related, etc. Sometimes I hate thinking about how much time I spend just taking care of them (grooming, cleaning, just general maintenance). As far as sport work goes, I found myself regretting the time away from my family just to do one class (dock diving) with my mali. My husband was burning earned time off to stay home with our son so i could go to class, and I hated that he was using vacation time so I could take a dog to dog class. It just wasn't worth it for me. Mine have all got great obedience and socialization, so for the time being they are just happy healthy pets.