Pentagon eyes cuts in danger pay
WASHINGTON — The Associated Press has learned that the Pentagon is eyeing plans to eliminate danger pay for service members in up to 18 countries and five waterways around the world. That would save about $120 million each year while taking a bite out of troops' salaries.
The proposed list of countries to be removed from the imminent danger category comes after a security review by senior military leaders, who determined locations that no longer required the designation. They exclude countries where active U.S. combat fighting is going on. But thousands of troops in the Middle East and Persian Gulf would be affected
Defense officials say the stipend — which can be up to $225 per month — would be stripped from as many as 56,000 troops. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss plans on the record.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close