Re: Do the best or the worst people end up doing 20+ years...think about it
I would say 80% of those who do 20+ are among the best, with the remainder just there to draw a retirement check. Many times that is no fault of their own, with our retirement system built upon that 20 year model (and add the High-3 pay multiplier). I would wholeheartedly support changing our retirement system to a 401K style (with matching funds on a sliding scale based upon TIS) similar to what the GS system (FERS) and most civilian employers have. That would truly empower the individual and would greatly reduce the number of ROAD Airmen (Es & Os). Also would eliminate severance pay and provide those that serve less than 20 with another tangible benefit from their service. This is one point that I disagree with AFSA, VFW, Legion etc. on...our retirement system has to change.
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