What a one-sided representation of fact. After 20 years, the typical retiree NCO is about an E-7 pulling down 22,000 a year in retirement pay. There is no mention of retention points, that an E-6 would be almost forced to retire, and an E-7 would be next on the forced list.
He/She is about 42 years old and even when entering a good job market they are considered older and untrained in civilian areas. Explosives, weapons, etc. are not exactly transferrable skills.
Although many have developed excellent leadership skills, in a bad job market -- as we now have -- they are not going to be given the opportunity to demonstrate that.
There is a one party system that is attacking veterans, and they are unrelenting. Republicans and democrats alike (Republocrats led by Paul Ryan) have disdain for our veterans, even though they mouth opposite words.
When their actions are watched they DO NOT stand up for vets.
Looks like the retirement pay is getting a wee bit better, Sir.
I retired as an E-7 in ‘96 at age 41. My gross retirement pay is right at $20.5K per year.
Backstabbing ryan owns this with his intervent mistake and his lack or bal*s to own up to it when he could have corrected the mistake - oh wait he lied never mind.