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2016 Master Sergeant Promotion List
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2016 Master Sergeant Promotion List

The Army has released the "unofficial" names of the Sergeant First Classes selected on the Master Sergeant Promotion List. Here is the full list of Regular Army Soldiers who were considered and selected for promotion to Master Sergeant. The official list will be released on May 10th. The soldiers who were ...

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The 2016 Military Pay Chart
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The 2016 Military Pay Chart

1.3% Pay Raise Coming In 2016. The White House and Senate FY 2016 budget proposals provide a whopping 1.3% military pay raise above the 2015 military pay rates. While the House of Representatives has sweetened the pot and propose to increase military pay by 2.3%. Once Congress comes to an agreement and signed into ...

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Six Wins On 2015 Military Benefits
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Six Wins On 2015 Military Benefits

There's plenty of bad news and unhappiness about the drawdown. For the first time since the pay gap was declared "closed" in 2008, Congress has only raised military pay by 1% (see 2015 military pay charts for more). Their 2015 defense spending authorization falls behind their own goal of raising pay at the same ...

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The 2015 Military Pay Chart
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The 2015 Military Pay Chart

1% Pay Raise Coming In 2015 Earlier this year the President and the Senate Armed Services Committee published the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015. The latest version of the NDAA contains a 1% pay raise for the military, which will be the standard raise until 2018. The 2015 Military Pay Chart goes ...

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Total Pay: How much will your next paycheck be?
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Total Pay: How much will your next paycheck be?

          During my active-duty days, we used to have a frequent conversation around Hale Nords: "So what's your pay going to be now?" "Well, let's see. I'm on the promotion message, I just got a longevity raise, I'm getting submarine pay, I'm eligible for sea pay again, ...

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Military pay & benefits cuts
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Military pay & benefits cuts

Two weeks ago the Department of Defense started discussing their plan for military pay changes, the force drawdown, and benefits cuts. It could be worse. Don't get me wrong-- it's bad enough, but the cuts are still less than the drawdown after the Cold War. Back then the military downsized over a quarter of its ...

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