Pentagon Commission Reviewing 2007 Pension Raises

Some officers get paid better in retirement than when they were on active duty


A Pentagon commission on military compensation will review a 2007 increase in pensions for three- and four-star officers that made the retirement pay of some officers higher than what they made on active duty, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel Tuesday.

Adm. James Winnefield said the commission will examine the change as it examines all compensation issues.