The Eleventh Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation. Main Report
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PERSONNEL AND READINESS) WASHINGTON DC
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The Department of Defense DOD faces fiscal challenges on many fronts among them is the rising cost of personnel. The United States is slowly recovering from an unusually long and deep recession. The large federal budget deficit is creating mounting pressure to control growth in federal programs. It is within this context that the 11th QRMC was chartered to examine whether compensation levels are sufficient to sustain recruitment and retention of the high caliber men and women in uniform who serve our nation. As directed in its charter, the 11th QRMC examined four areas of the military compensation system 1 Pay incentives for critical career fields such as mental health professionals, linguiststranslators, remotely piloted vehicle operators, and special operations personnel. 2 Compensation for service performed in a combat zone, combat operation, or hostile fire area, or while exposed to a hostile fire event. 3 Compensation benefits available to wounded warriors, caregivers, and survivors of fallen service members. 4 Compensation and benefits for the reserves and National Guard, consistent with their current and planned utilization. Additionally, the 11th QRMC assessed the competitiveness of military compensation with the private sector -- an understanding of which serves as a useful foundation for examining specific elements of the compensation system.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations