Modernizing Military Retirement?

Modernizing Military Retirement?

The military considers a move to a 401(k) style retirement plan. We'll talk about proposed changes and the wide-ranging implications a new retirement policy could have.

A federal advisory board to the Department of Defense is proposing major changes to the military's retirement system. If adopted, the plan would extend retirement benefits to personnel who serve less than twenty years, while changing the way career soldiers are paid after retirement. We find out why the plan could have far reaching effects on military culture.


Andrew Tilghman

Senior Writer and Pentagon Correspondent; Military Times Newspapers

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