OK – Battleland admits it. The Quadrennial Reviews of Military Compensation make for tough, dry reading, but we like them, anyway. Kind of like GAO reports, but without the violence and sex. The Pentagon issued its 11th edition Thursday. Once again, it makes clear our troops are paid fairly for their sacrifices:
Military compensation exceeds civilian earnings at every point along the 20-year career period, with the greatest wage differences occurring between military personnel and civilians with high school diplomas. Among all three civilian groups, the gap with military compensation increases after the 15-year mark, as the growth in civilian earnings begins to slow and military compensation continues to rise.