Army Officer Retention Bonus

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  1. USNA69

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    From today's WP:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...AR2007101002689.html?nav=rss_email/components


    Great incentive. The Navy has been using it for years for aviators. I think I got approximately this amount back in 1978. The maximum now is around 125k. Sounds like it is also going to work for the Army.
     
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    If it isn't already, they should make it tax-free, too.

    Nice to see capitalism in action. This will work; the question is will it be enough?
     
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    Ours was not tax free. It is working. Only been in effect a couple of weeks and already 1/3 of those eligible have signed up.
     
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    I just read the other day while the navy has used bonuses for years for many speciaties from subs to aviators - the Army had never had a bonus in place for officers - except for aviation.
    They do need this - hopefully it will work.
     
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    Maybe one of the sub guys can confirm, but I think the sub bonus was/is a signing bonus and not a mid-career retention bonus.
     
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    could be - it was talking about any bonuses of any kind - will see if I can find it.
     
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    No kiddin'? :eek:

    Cool! :biggrin:
     
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    This link is an interesting report on Army Officer Shortages from July 2006:
    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33518.pdf

    The below quote in found on page 5


     

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