28 May 2014

Budget proposes pay freeze for higher-ranking officers | RallyPoint.com

By Leo Shane III, Staff writer
Copyright: www.militarytimes.com

The Pentagon brass has spent months urging lawmakers to support pay and benefits changes that could hurt troops’ wallets. But those same top brass are also in line to take a hit to the wallet.

Congress included several cuts to flag and general officers’ perks in its annual authorization bill, in recognition of the sacrifices being proposed for the rest of the force.

For example, troops likely will see only a 1 percent pay raise next January, 0.8 percentless than private-sector wage growth.

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