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A request from CSBA: Fill out this survey about what you think about military pay

By Todd Harrison Best Defense guest surveyor Military pay and benefits are again a hot topic in Washington. The defense budget is likely to decline in the coming years, and military pay and benefits could be part of this reduction. For leaders in DoD and Congress to make smart decisions about how to address this ...

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By Todd Harrison

Best Defense guest surveyor

Military pay and benefits are again a hot topic in Washington. The defense budget is likely to decline in the coming years, and military pay and benefits could be part of this reduction.

By Todd Harrison

Best Defense guest surveyor

Military pay and benefits are again a hot topic in Washington. The defense budget is likely to decline in the coming years, and military pay and benefits could be part of this reduction.

For leaders in DoD and Congress to make smart decisions about how to address this complex issue, they need to hear from those who serve. To better inform this debate, CSBA is conducting an online survey to measure how service members value different types of military compensation. The data we collect will help provide a more accurate picture of service members’ preferences and how these preferences vary across age groups, ranks, and other relevant factors. The results of the survey will be published in the coming months as part of a CSBA report on the military compensation system and shared with senior decision-makers in Washington.

Let your voice be heard by taking this short survey at: www.csbamilsurvey.org

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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