Report: Pay should reward higher combat risk

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by Scratcher, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. Scratcher

    Scratcher 5-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2012
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  2. Christcorp

    Christcorp 5-Year Member

    May 21, 2008
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    Not to sound like a PITA, but I never volunteered to go to war zones because I could make more money. My job was specialized so we simply saw TDY requests and volunteered or not. Usually, there were more than enough volunteers that I don't remember anyone being forced to go.

    Anyway; being the military has associated a dollar amount to doing your job in a hostile environment, (Which I though was part of your job), I guess it's only right that they update that compensation. Me personally; I did my job. If they needed volunteers to do their job in a hostile environment, I volunteered for that. If when I got back I found out that they were paying me more for family separation, hostile fire, etc... then so be it. I took it. But I never considered those things when I joined the military or whenever I went TDY or deployed. But I guess some people do care.
  3. raimius

    raimius 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    Who would guess that a rifleman or saw gunner would be more likely to get shot/blown up than a senior NCO working at a staff position on a fortified base? Simply stunning revelation! :rolleyes:

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