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Release No: 217-06
March 16, 2006

DoD Announces 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation

            The Department of Defense announced today that the 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation (QRMC) will begin a review of military compensation on April 1 using the recommendations of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation to inform its research efforts.


            The QRMC will focus on five main areas: ensuring the compensation system supports an adequate supply of military personnel with the abilities and experience to meet the national security objectives; maintaining quality of life for military personnel and their families; re-evaluating the special and incentive pays to enhance service flexibility; assessing the need for new, more flexible recruiting and retention authorities; and a review of the retirement system.


            Jan D. Eakle, a retired brigadier general whose last position in the U.S. Air Force was as the deputy director of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, will lead the QRMC.  She will report to David S. Chu, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness.


            Section 1008(b) of title 37, United States Code, mandates that the Secretary of Defense conduct a review of the principles and concepts of the compensation system for military members. 

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