Shows & Panels
Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- American Readiness: Renewable Power and Efficiency Technologies
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal News Radio's National Cyber Security Awareness Month Special Panel Discussion
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- Government Perspectives on Mobility and the Cloud
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- The New Generation of Database
- Reimagining the Next Generation of Government
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Military officers warn against cutting career incentives
Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 5:38pm EDT
It might be necessary to cut the Defense Department budget, but cuts to military career incentives could have dire consequences, according to the Military Officers Association of America.
Retired Air Force Colonel Steve Strobridge, the Association's director of Government Relations, co-authored a column in the October edition of the Association magazine in which he warns that the country should not have to re-learn the terrible lessons of the 1970s and 1990s when military retention and readiness were compromised by cuts in key military career incentives.
The military is prepared to help fix decades of deficit spending, but Strobridge argued that it is important to remember the sacrifices that warfighters have already made.
The country has offered an exceptional retirement benefits package as the primary tool to induce generations of service members and families to endure those extraordinary sacrifices for 20 or 30 years, he said. Without it, the United States simply couldn't have sustained the career force for the last decade in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Therefore when the country starts allocating fair shares of budget cuts in the name of national fiscal sacrifice, the Military Officer Association argues that it is important to acknowledge the up-front contributions already prepaid by the military community.
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report brought to you by Dell. For more defense news, click here.