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Understanding the Military Compensation Conundrum

KEYWORDS: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, TASK FORCE ON DEFENSE PERSONNEL

WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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The Defense Department spends roughly 25 percent of its budget on military personnel compensation. Since 2001, total personnel costs have grown by over 50 percent. Yet despite a concerted effort to ensure military personnel are paid competitive wages, service-member satisfaction with overall military life has remained stagnant.

Read the Report
The Military Compensation Conundrum: Rising Costs, Declining Budgets, and a Stressed Force Caught in the Middle


Panel discussion with:

Jason Dempsey
Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
@CNASdc

Carla Tighe Murray
Senior Analyst, National Security Division
Congressional Budget Office
@USCBO

Cristin Orr Shiffer 
Senior Advisor for Policy and Survey, Blue Star Families
@BlueStarFamily

Moderated by:

Chris Marvin
Principal, Marvin Strategies
@ChrisMMarvin