Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Report: Congress Knew About Pentagon's Efforts To Take Back Bonuses

This is a follow-up to a story from the Los Angeles Times that I included in a links post this past Saturday, which reported that the Pentagon is demanding the repayment of re-enlistment bonuses given to members of the California National Guard.  According to another story in the LAT, Congress knew about this for two years, and the problem might not be limited to California.  As the LAT now reports:
The California National Guard told the state’s members of Congress two years ago that the Pentagon was trying to claw back reenlistment bonuses from thousands of soldiers, and even offered a proposal to mitigate the problem, but Congress took no action, according to a senior National Guard official.
The official added that improper bonuses had been paid to National Guard members in every state, raising the possibility that many more soldiers may owe large debts to the Pentagon.
Read the full story.

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