The Reserve Officers Association submitted testimony before the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on personnel last Wednesday, March 10. ROA’s written testimony was read into the record and can be found here.
A number of issues were included in ROA testimony, including improvements to early retirement, Reservist health care, Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill, and reimbursement for travel expenses to monthly training. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) asked panelists, including assistant secretaries for Manpower and Reserve Affairs from the departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, if there were any obstacles to correct the current law aside from funding, and the consensus was there were no additional obstacles. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) made a point about earning early retirement for service over 20 years.