This is a great article, talking about our military and declining attitudes among the troops and some of the reasons for that decline in attitude. Pay is some of the issue, but declining morale is due to current administration policies. We all should pray that the Obama administration doesn’t weaken the strength and ability of our armed forces to defend our home and our home LAND. The following article is well written and researched. I fully concur with what is written. If you have a blog, please pass this along. Our troops need all the support they can get from us.
Business Insider: Recently, the Military Times published an article about the declining morale of the armed forces. It hit a big nerve, and rightfully so. A military with poor morale is a military that fights poorly. This should be a huge wake-up call to the senior uniformed and civilian military leadership.
There is a big danger that the wrong fixes will be applied to this problem. Oddly enough, the easiest problems to fix are the ones based on dollars and cents. Yes, the service chiefs will complain, but priorities can be shifted to reduce the hit on service members’ pocketbooks. But it’s not primarily the pay and benefit problems driving the downturn in morale.
According to the Military Times piece, satisfaction with pay and allowances declined from 87% to 44% from 2009 to 2014. Military pay has kept up with inflation and then some for the past several…
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