Letter to the Editor
It has been interesting to me to read this series of disagreements over military/civilian pay parity.
Those in the military act as if their pay will somehow be reduced if
the civilians receive more. That isn't the case at all. The pay increase
for the military has already been set at 4.6 percent. Why begrudge the civilians
receiving a fair pay raise?
Because most of the civilian workforce in the defense agencies is made
up of retired or former military (the Veterans' Preference System works
very well), I'm surprised that the military readers seem so bound to reduce
what is highly likely to be their next career field. That seems somewhat
Additionally, someone said that civilians work for the military [Letter to the Editor, May 23, 2001]. Hmm, last I looked at the organizational
chart, there were several civilians at the top of the executive branch.
We all work to defend our nation. Let us stop bickering over who is
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