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The military pay scale
in the US depends on the designation, cost of living, location
etc. The ‘Defense Appropriations Act’ and the ‘Defense
Authorization Act’ determine the military pay and benefits
upon which the military pay scale rests. The major provisions
made by the Congress for the military members (in the form of
a bill in some cases) are – Basic Pay, Housing Allowance,
Combat pay, Family Separation Allowance, Concurrent Receipt, Foreign
Language Bonus, Death Gratuity, Education Benefits, Medical Care.
In order to enforce good order and discipline among the military
members a separate system of Justice is created for the U.S Armed
There are several military
benefits available to the members from medical care, tax advantages,
special pays, retirement benefits etc. There are college scholarships
and educational benefits as well. The pay scale of military personnel
and the education benefits are reasons why some people want to
be a part of the military. Although military jobs might lure people
to join so as to avail education benefits or college scholarships
it is not all that tempting once you undergo the rigorous training.
Introducing a military draft spreads the responsibility of the
military service when there is a war of immense magnitude.
With the armed forces currently on active duty in the Gulf area
the Military Draft has been in public debate. There have been
issues ranging from citizens wanting to bear some responsibility
to issues restoring compulsory military service so that the people
know the depth and intensity of the challenges faced by the U.S
In 2004 the civilian workers for the military were the first
in the new military pay scale. They were the first to join the
‘ National Security Personnel System’ created by the
Congress in 2003.