MOAA welcomes release of Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Report

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Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) has begun to evaluate the MCRMC report that was released today. “Anything of this magnitude of change should be looked at through the lens of the viability of the all-volunteer force,” said Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, president and CEO of MOAA.

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We respect the hard work that went into the MCRMC’s findings and recommendations, and MOAA looks forward to giving the report a thoughtful examination.

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) released today its report, a comprehensive review of the military compensation and retirement systems. The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) has begun to evaluate the MCRMC report and provides the following statement:

“We respect the hard work that went into the MCRMC’s findings and recommendations, and MOAA looks forward to giving the report a thoughtful examination,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, president and CEO of MOAA.

“We’ll have to evaluate the 15 MCRMC recommendations to determine what recommendations we can support and which ones require greater scrutiny, such as retirement and health care changes,” said Ryan. “The devil’s in the details. Our concern is the health and welfare of the all-volunteer force. The most important element of the AVF is the retention of the experienced, high-quality mid-grade NCO and officer,” he continued.    

“Anything of this magnitude of change should be looked at through the lens of the viability of the AVF,” said Ryan.

“Our No. 1 concern continues to be the sustainability of the AVF, and our members say they cannot support reforms that negatively impact recruiting, retention and overall readiness.” Ryan concluded, “MOAA is encouraged that the armed services leadership have already voiced their plan to thoroughly review the findings and recommendations through a deliberate process.”

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About MOAA:
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with more than 380,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org or http://www.voicesfortroops.org/.

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