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Group Seeks to Restore Retirement Pay for Army Officers

Group Seeks to Restore Retirement Pay for Army Officers

A bipartisan group of 15 senators has asked the Army to change a policy that strips some soldiers of their officer-retirement pay if the Army-wide drawdown forces them to retire. Currently, enlisted soldiers who become officers but have not served eight years before being forced to retire must retire at their highest enlisted pay — a difference of about $1,000 per month. In a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh, Senators Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, and Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, said that “to demote these soldiers in retirement is an injustice that devalues their service and will materially disadvantage them and their families for the rest of their lives.”

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