A "Rucksack" for U.S. Military Personnel: Modernizing Military Compensation
Publication Date: February 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James Jay Carafano
Series: Executive Memorandum
Keywords: National security; Military benefits; health benefits
Coverage: United States
A "rucksack" of health care and retirement benefits that military personnel select themselves and can carry with them would help the Pentagon get the military that it needs when it needs it while helping to rein in spiraling manpower costs and could also become a model for the civilian workforce of the future.