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Nov 18

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission – Next Steps for Military Personnel Reform

~ A #DefenseReform Event ~

Unlike many commissions and panels, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) issued their final report in January and some of their major recommendations are already becoming law. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) carries much of their proposed reforms for military retirement. At the same time, many of the Commission’s recommendations on healthcare and other personnel issues have not yet been fully considered by Congress. Senior members of Congress have made it clear that the 2017 NDAA will be another opportunity to consider the defense reform proposals made by the MCRMC. Three of the MCRMC commissioners will discuss what they think about Congress’ efforts thus far, and what Congress should consider doing next.

More About the Speakers

The Honorable Dov S. Zakheim
Senior Fellow, CNA Corporation; former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); and Commissioner, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

The Honorable Stephen E. Buyer
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives, and Commissioner, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Michael R. Higgins
Former Professional Staff Member, House Armed Services Committee, and Commissioner, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Moderated by
Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation