Military deserves better in return

By Tom Philpott

Reserve and National Guard members today deserve a better “return on investment” for their frequent deployments and long family separations. And that should include improved health benefits and two ways to retire earlier than age 60, said Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, chief of Army Reserve.

In an interview in his Pentagon office Thursday, Stultz shared his thoughts on modernizing reserve compensation so it more suitably rewards members and families who are sacrificing so much during wartime operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.