Is The Pentagon ‘Clawing Back’ Your Enlistment Bonus?

stp82312

Packing for a year in Afghanistan.

The Los Angeles Times recently reported on legacy bonuses – paid to California National Guard troops during the height of the Iraq War – and that the Pentagon is now “clawing back” those bonuses.

The reason given is that some troops got enlistment incentives improperly or their recruiters broke the rules. So, the Defense Department is now demanding them back – even, in some cases, after combat deployments, injuries or honorable military service.

Now, the question is if this issue is widespread – beyond the California Guard. Have you, a current or former soldier,  been asked to repay some of your incentives to the government? Please email if that’s happened and you want to share your story. Bobbie O’Brien at bobrien@wusf.org – the military and veterans reporter for WUSF Public Radio.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: