Military Justice in the News

Speaking as an Army Reservist, this seems like “justice” to me:

A bill introduced July 15 would—if passed into law—lower the retirement age to 55 for members of the National Guard and military Reserves. The bill, H.R. 1695, sponsored by Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, R-N.J., would bring the National Guard and Reserves retirement age more in line with those for active-duty service members. The current age requirement for members of the National Guard or Reserve Component to begin receiving retirement pay is 60 years old. However, active-duty service members may begin receiving retirement pay as soon as they serve their 20 years, which in some cases may be as early as age 38. The age limitation placed on the Reserve Component was set in 1948, when it was a much different force, noted LoBiondo, a member of the House Armed Services Committee. “This bipartisan legislation would ensure uniform requirements across the services and reservists for receiving retirement pay they are rightly due,” said LoBiondo. H.R. 1695 is endorsed by the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, the Air Force Sergeants Association, the National Association of Uniformed Services and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. To see more, go to: www.house.gov/list/press/nj02_lobiondo/071509.html.

http://www.federaldaily.com/federaldaily/archive/2009/07/FD071709.htm#a

Thanks to Bobby Don Gifford for the hat tip.

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