Blueprint for Modernizing Military Pay Delivered

If endorsed by the White House and enacted by Congress,…

If endorsed by the White House and enacted by Congress, a new blueprint for modernizing military compensation after 11 years of war would reshape many traditional service pays to strive for more efficiency.

The 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, after two years of study, has produced some wide-ranging recommendations, from replacing combat zone tax exclusions and overhauling weekend drill pay to reforming reserve retirement and slicing by half a reduction in survivor benefits that widows see when they accept VA dependency and indemnity compensation.

The law requires that the Department of Defense report to Congress every four years on the status of military compensation, focusing on key pay challenges that the president deems need review.

Read more at Stars and Stripes

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