Military Pay fluctuates over time based on a service members duties, location, pay-grade, length and type of serve to name just a few. It is important to understand these military pay requirements and variables to make certain that each service member is being correctly compensated. This section includes articles describing each of the types of military pay and how it is calculated.
Military retirement pay is one of the top three benefits of military service along with medical and other benefits. Also, all military retirements are protected from inflation by annual Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs), based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as measured by the Department of Labor.