Military retirement reform gets Pentagon support

Military retirement reform gets Pentagon support

The effort to overhaul the military retirement system is entering its final phase after the Pentagon’s top brass has offered a detailed critique of the legislation that is winding its way through Congress.

Overall, the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff support the current proposal but have some concern about its potential impact on retention of career troops and want to ensure the new rules do not cut the overall real value of the retirement benefit for those who serve 20 years or more.

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