Monday, May 10, 2010
Click on the title to read the article. We already have enlisted troops that qualify for food stamps and WIC on their current salaries. It is hard to imagine them being able to live on any less. Even with better pay rates, military personnel still make less than their civilian counterparts in many fields. I find it hard to believe that Congress is being "too generous" with the troops. The Pentagon needs to get a grip and realize that good salaries improve retention and that keeping good people is critical to the war effort. We can always get another tank or plane. It's a lot harder to find exceptional personnel and we should do everything we can to keep them.