According to a report by Tom Philpott, defense officials can expect a fight if they follow through on the 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation panel's suggestion to ask Congress to cut drill pay and annual retirement points for Reserve and National Guard members in return for allowing retired pay to start years sooner than the current age-60 threshold. The Executive Director of the Reserve Officers Association, the QDR report "paints an incomplete picture" of drill pay purposes today and that the "total force compensation" concept was offered 10 years ago was shelved when Reserve and Guard members started taking heavy casualties in the war. Read the full article on Military.com.
Proposed Drill Pay Change Draws Fire
Week of July 09, 2012