Study says single soldiers need pay raise

By Tom Philpott: Military Update To strengthen the link between pay and performance, the military should raise the pay of unmarried service members to the level of married members, says a blue ribbon panel completing a year-long pay study. The Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation prepared a summary of recommendations for senior defense officials […]

Plan adopted to study retirement changes

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation has adopted an “action plan” to study private-sector-like changes to military pay and retirement, the kind that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has endorsed for several years. The committee of seven “eminent authorities in the fields of compensation,” as described by the department, adopted […]