We could save MILLIONS just by cutting military officer pay 1-2%, and this is coming from a military officer.
I know this would never change because it would be political suicide, but military OFFICER pay is way too high. It is no longer a "sacrifice" to serve in the military, espeically since there are so many military jobs that rarely deploy. As 2 married military members, we make about $120K/yr. This is crazy! When I drive around base seeing officers driving Range Rovers and other luxury vehicles you know that something is very wrong.