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Author Archuleta, Brandon J., author.

Title Twenty years of service : the politics of military pension policy and the long road to reform / Brandon J. Archuleta.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  331.2529135 Ar25t 2020    ---  Available
Description xvi, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series Studies in government and public policy
Studies in government and public policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "For nearly seventy years, the military retirement policy remained unchanged-requiring retirees to serve twenty years in order to receive the military's highly desirable, traditional, defined-benefit pension. How has it remained so durable for so long, and what needs to change as the military adapts to the twenty-first century? Brandon J. Archuleta explores the history and development of the military pension through the lens of the autonomous policy subsystem. Through extensive fieldwork and interviews with sixty policymaking elites-including congressional staffers, veterans' lobbyists, blue ribbon commissioners, and even senior Pentagon policymakers-Twenty Years of Service gets inside the military personnel policy subsystem and reveals how these institutions managed to monopolize military retirement policy by maintaining the rigid status quo. Archuleta's research reveals major organizational issues that have significant bureaucratic and policy implications for the Pentagon. Congress and veterans' groups have been able to dominate the policymaking process, undermining the military's ability to adapt to a new policy environment. As the military aims to attract the next generation of young recruits for the twenty-first century All-Volunteer Force, Twenty Years of Service is a timely and relevant contribution to the field with lessons for scholars and policymakers wrestling with the future of American defense policy."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Military pensions -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Pay, allowances, etc.
Veterans -- Services for -- United States -- History.
Armed Forces -- Salaries, etc. (OCoLC)fst01351890
Military pensions. (OCoLC)fst01021361
Veterans -- Services for. (OCoLC)fst01165797
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780700629763 hardcover
0700629769 hardcover
9780700629770 electronic publication

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