Accession Number:

ADA127952

Title:

The Inadequacy of Projected Military Compensation Casts Foreboding Shadow Over the All Volunteer Force

Descriptive Note:

Student essay

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A sustained improvement in the US national economy now widely accepted as real, declining manpower in the recruiting market, the programmed increase in military force structure, continued erosion of the military retirement plan and other military benefits and most significantly, the failure of military compensation to maintain comparability with the private sector will place the viability of the AVF at risk. This essay provides a miniprecis of significant factors on how the Congress has raised and supported manpower for our armies in our history and attempts to unravel the confusion surrounding what is meant by military versus civilian pay comparability. The lessons learned in military compensation of the AVF during the late 1970s is briefly addressed and a view of the future of the AVF in light of the current Administrations military pay freeze is forecast. Finally, recommendations regarding military compensation are suggested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE