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<p style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Calibri;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;Proposed p</span>lan would shrink pension payments later, but give more cash up front&nbsp;</p><p style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Calibri;"><br></p><p style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Calibri;">http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/06/pentagon-unveils-proposal-for-pension-changes/6147869/<br></p><p style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Calibri;"><br></p><p style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Calibri;">http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140306/SPECIAL14/303060030/Exclusive-DoD-proposes-revolutionary-changes-retirement-benefits<br></p><p style="font-size: 14px; font-family: Calibri;"><br></p><div class="pta-link-card"><div class="pta-link-card-picture"><img src="http://www.militarytimes.com/graphics/ody/alticon.png"></div><div class="pta-link-card-content"><div class="pta-link-card-title"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140306/SPECIAL14/303060030/Exclusive-DoD-proposes-revolutionary-changes-retirement-benefits">Exclusive: DoD proposes revolutionary changes in retirement benefits</a></div><div class="pta-link-card-description">
After years of silence on the intensely controversial issue of military retirement reform, the Pentagon on Thursday unveiled a detailed proposal for fundamental, far-reaching changes to the current ...</div></div><div style="clear:both"></div><div class="pta-box-hide"><i class="icon-remove"></i></div></div><div class="pta-link-card"><div class="pta-link-card-picture"><img src="http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/07bdbb56c1b6b43fec35c5446de8c94486dcc69e/c=151-0-4015-2906&amp;r=x117&amp;c=155x114/local/-/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2014/03/06// [login to see] 00-XXX-XXX-XXX-A02-PENTAGON-08-62398233.JPG"></div><div class="pta-link-card-content"><div class="pta-link-card-title"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/06/pentagon-unveils-proposal-for-pension-changes/6147869/">Pentagon proposal would overhaul military pensions</a></div><div class="pta-link-card-description">The Pentagon on Thursday unveiled a detailed proposal for fundamental, far-reaching changes to its current pension system.</div></div><div style="clear:both"></div><div class="pta-box-hide"><i class="icon-remove"></i></div></div>
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I have mixed feelings. The current system is great if you make 20 but it's all or nothing. I like the flexibility of the proposed system for force management and retention but everyone in now should be grandfathered.
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1SG Steven Stankovich
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I agree sir. There should be a "grandfather clause." I've been in over 20 and it seems like every time I turn around, there is another change to retirement going on. It's tough to keep up...
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It would be unjust for Soldiers not to be grandfathered in. Especially when people joined thinking they were going to have certian entitlements upon retirement. It would be a smack in the face. If everything else has been exhausted and the DOD has to make changes to pay and benefits, I think bridging the gaps between officer and enlisted pay is a good place to start.

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What are your opinions about the proposed changes?
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