The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission provided its recommendations to President Barack Obama and Congress Thursday.
The MCRMC is independent of the Department of Defense, and was established by the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act to look at modernizing the package of military compensation benefits for service members, their families and retirees. Their report can be found at MCRMC website.
The commission reviewed regular military compensation, special and incentive pay and allowances, medical and dental care, education-related benefits, commissary and exchange benefits and related activities, retired pay and survivor annuities.
The DOD is reviewing the commissions report, and will analyze the commission’s proposals in full detail. Coast Guard senior leadership and flag officers will participate in DOD working groups that review the commission’s 15 recommendations, including pay and retirement, health benefits and quality of life benefits.
The commission is comprised of former assistant and under secretaries of defense, retired general and flag officers and former senators and representatives. The history of the commission, commissioners’ bios, the commission agenda, a listing of town hall meetings and frequently asked questions can also be found on the website.