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Commission to Release Military Comp Report by Feb. 1

Stars and Stripes reports that “a congressionally appointed commission will soon deliver key proposals for reining in military personnel costs while keeping pay and benefits generous enough to maintain the quality of the volunteer force, officials say.”  

“The report from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is due to be delivered to the White House and Congress — complete with draft legislation that could be used to enact the proposals — by Feb. 1. That’s just weeks before the President Barack Obama is expected to deliver his federal budget proposal to Congress.”  

“The report will contain recommendations on hot-button topics including how to structure the military retirement system — current troops and retirees are will be grandfathered in the present system, officials stress — and the fate of popular benefits such as military commissaries.”

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