MIL Navy offers pilots $125,000 bonus

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  1. Accord

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    jesus christ :eek3:

    http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=99870&ran=58792
     
  2. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Small change.

    Sick and tired of losing experienced special forces to private security firms waving bricks of dollars at soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon recently offered $150,000 re-enlistment bonuses to SEAL s and Green Berets with 19 years or more of service. It worked. Gen. Doug Brown, head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, reveals that 601 people took the tax-free bonus that expired last month. Don't choke on the price: Training one soldier tops $300,000.


    $150,000 up front and tax free.
     
  3. Soren

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    :confused: after 19 years these guys are around 40 years old. i don't think they'll be able to run & gun like they used to... do they just get instructor positions or something?
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Leadership, mentoring, experience, and knowledge more than makes up for lack of physical ability.

    With that said I know multiple operators that are in their late 30's and in better shape than the young kids.
     
  5. thesuperlurker

    thesuperlurker yes i know i have few posts... you arent the first

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    The Lt. Buckley situation seems kind of weird to me. It says he opted to take the bonus since he already owes 3 years to the Navy for paying for his MBA, he'll only have to give an extra 2 to meet the 5 required for teh bonus. It seems like to me that he should owe 8 years and not 5. At least thats teh way it is with the tution assistance kind of programs I turned down.
     
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    They're not typical 40 year olds.
     
  7. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    the commitments are probably concurrent. mine is the same way currently - i incurred a four year commitment after getting commissioned through ROTC, and a six year commitment when i got my wings, but they're concurrent, so i'll basically end up doing 7.5 or 8 years to finish my commitments.
     

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