Friday, October 12, 2007

Gettin' paid

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has paid more than $100 million in bonuses to veteran Green Berets and Navy SEALs, reversing the flow of top commandos to the corporate world where security companies such as Blackwater USA are offering big salaries.
Overall, more than 1,200 of the military's most specialized personnel near or already eligible for retirement have opted for payments of up to $150,000 in return for staying in uniform several more years.
Blackwater and similar companies are paying 150k a year for ex-military servicemen to "provide security" overseas.

1 comment:

John said...

The military is screwed unless they can fix the retention through salaries or limit blackwater and the rests participation in conflicts.

I have 2 frat brothers who served in Army and Marine aviation that both left after their commitment to fly for blackwater. They get well into 6 figures and great benefits.