Hard to believe right? I have to say it would be a bit obvious that the men and women would prefer to get a better compensation than not. The poll also reveals that 96% surveyed disagree with Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps in that compensation, benefits and retirement benefits are not on the mind of Marines. I can’t speak for the individual Marines, but compensation, benefits, and retirement were all part of my decision to become a soldier. Don’t get me wrong, I felt obligated to pay a societal debt and do my part for the greater good, but earning a living and long term planning were definitely part of the decision. It amazes me how someone who has made it to that position, could be so ungrounded and assuming that all the men and women below him were cattle going through the motions without any self serving thoughts such as cost of living pay increase, and better long term benefits of spending a lifetime in military service.
Authored By Halon330 Remember, I'm not crazy, just extremely sincere!