Military pay commission holding two days of public meetings in DuPont and at JBLM

Staff writerDecember 11, 2013 

Military families and retirees have opportunities in the South Sound over the next two days to talk with members of a federal commission charged with advising lawmakers on changes to the compensation offered to members of the Armed Forces.

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission plans to meet Thursday and Friday morning at the Eagles Pride clubhouse in DuPont.

An open town hall meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday at French Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The sessions at the clubhouse begin both days at 8:30 a.m. Senior military commanders are scheduled to address the commission first on Thursday, followed by a discussion incorporating family readiness groups.

On Friday, the commission plans to turn its attention to the Washington National Guard at 8:30 a.m. Another session on retention and recruiting is scheduled to follow at 10:30 a.m.

The commission is led by Alphonso Maldon Jr., a former assistant secretary of defense who now leads a Virginia-based consulting group and is a part owner of the Washington Nationals. Retired Gen. Peter Chiarelli and retired Navy Adm. Edmund Giambastiani Jr. also are members.

Congress called for compensation commission in last year’s defense authorization bill. The commission is expected to release its recommendations next spring.


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