The drive for dual-status commanders appeared after inadequate path and direction between state and federal forces throughout Hurricane Katrina restrict response efforts (Bucci 1). In Katrina incident, active duty and National Guard tasks, even those that were obviously same in practice, were supervised by two different series of command. The dual-status arrangement of the National Guard during Hurricane Sandy, despite, allow state and federal military responders to have the directives from the workforces and function in a more smooth approach.
Did you know that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) provides employment protection of individuals performing uniformed/military services, whether voluntary or involuntary? Federal employees are obligated to employment protection as long as military service lasts no longer than a cumulative total of five (5) years except for service in support of Contingency Operations or otherwise exempt. Additionally, Federal Employees entering military service, whether in support of a Contingency or Non Contingency Operations are approved for absence otherwise known as Absent-Uniformed Service (A-US) or Separation-Uniformed Service (Sep-US), without concern for loss of employment or employer retribution. Furthermore, a
If you happen to be lucky enough to get posted in an area where you might desire to retire after your time in the military, you may want to consider several things. Among them are the taxation rates in that state, handling of VA benefits and the home’s potential home to Veterans Administration medical facilities. At the moment, these might not appear to be of any significance, but they assume great importance if during your retirement you’re living on a fixed income and perhaps you require regular quality medical care.
Hoffman, M. R., & McKenzie, K. S. (2014). The Reality of Social Security: If Reform Doesn't Happen, What Must Each of Us Do?. Journal Of Accounting & Finance (2158-3625), 14(2), 124-134.
Medicare could be in jeopardy of not existing in the near future, but the number of physicians that have the knowledge is not adequate to provide the necessary care (Archer, 2012). The elderly population will need Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants that are educated in dealing with special needs (Archer, 2012). The rising cost of medicine for the elderly and paying out of pocket.
The applicant requests an upgrade of his general, under honorable conditions discharge to honorable. The applicant states, in effect that the reason for his discharge was based on a series of events that spans almost 3 years. The applicant states that in April of 2011 a future Soldier Ms. G., deliberately missing he ship date, she was considered a Delayed Entry Program (DEP) loss, and was discharged from the FS program. The applicant further states that the next day Ms. G. came into the station and told the station commander that he knew exactly where she was, he had been in contact with her the entire time, and he had petitioned her for sex and sent her a photo of his genitals. The applicant contends that an AR 15-6 investigation reached the conclusion, that there was no evidence to substantiated her claim. The applicant states that he was separated from the Army under paragraph 14-2c misconduct (serious offense) for the allegations that was
“Yes, I do support funding for Social Security and Medicare at their current level of benefits. Right now, the current level is a very good level for the elderly citizens for this State, or so I think. I haven’t really thought about it. Maybe we can send a survey to every residency with an elderly resigning in the house, asking if they personally think that the current level of benefits for them fits their needs. And from there, well, the majority wins. But for right now I personally believe that the funding for Social Security and Medicare is perfectly find at its current level.”
Financial security, we all want it, for our family and us. Due to recent changes to the military retirement system military service members could see a big difference on the way they can invest in their future and these changes can have a big impact on their military career. Department of Defense (DOD) has been working on revising the military retirement system that will assist many service members on a path to secure a savings for retirement that can benefit them and their families for life after the military. Some people choose to build lifelong careers in the military while others choose to pursue military opportunities temporarily during their time in the military. However, being able to retire at the age of forty from a career in the military sure beats most civilian retirement
Social security has become the largest governmental program in the United States, accounting for 24% of total US federal spending by 2015(Word cited). A proposal to replace the current social security of the government is the mandatory privatization in pension system, which will allow employees to manage their retirement funds through individual investment accounts. But due to the fact that privatized pension system will only be more detrimental including higher national debt, lower assured benefits than the current system, and the requirement of a new bureaucratic government.
Almost every American adult citizen is aware of the Social Security Administration. Every payday, each working American has tax deduction for Social Security on their payroll stubs and these deductions are recorded on their W2 forms at the end of the year. If they have older parents or disabled family members, then they would be aware of Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and/or Social Security Income (SSI). Many young people are not conscious of life before Social Security, how disabled or elderly citizens lived without Federal assistance or how Social Security came into existence. Like any issue, there are champions and challengers, people will argue over the benefits and the weaknesses of the issue or alternate ideas for the same
The Department of Defense (DoD) is the United States’ oldest government agency with history tracing back to 1789 after the American Revolutionary War. Since then the DoD has grown and evolved into the largest government organization of America. It serves as the executive sector of the federal government that oversees all things dealing with national security issues and protocols within the United States. The Department of Defense administers the Pentagon and the United States Military. It is currently overseen by the Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, who assumed office in February of 2015. Along with the President, Department of Homeland Security, and the National Security Administration, the Department of Defense’s main mission is to control military affairs and maintain the security of the United States as they are responsible for supervising all five branches of the Armed Forces that include: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard as well as managing national security conflicts. The DoD is accountable for managing an inventory of weapons, supplies, and installations for military units to keep Americans safe from foreign threats. Their mission is to provide military forces to deter war and ultimately protect the security of our nation. As the oldest and largest government agency, the DoD also serves as the United State’s largest employer, serving 1.3 million men and women on active duty and 742,000 civilian personnel.
Gradually, the Social Security Administration has grappled to accommodate a host of novel demographic trends, namely those impacting the retirement sector of the American population. Continuously, with advances in the medical realm, the senior population is steadily extending its lifespan, and thus, retirement altogether, introducing a wealth of new economic considerations. As human longevity increases, the Social Security system proves increasingly unsustainable, specifically in the pension department-among other areas. As workforce involvement declines with age, the budgetary deficit and low supplementary funding plague the social security system. Unless crucial economic reforms are made, the present rate of pension disbursement will
Commenter argues that the new rule to apply for pension benefits will result in unnecessary delays that will result in denials for veterans and beneficiaries. VA will make the application process easier for veterans and beneficiaries to apply and know the qualification on how to receive VA pension benefits.
1. The following position paper will cover the future of military retirement benefits in the current fiscally-constrained environment. Specifically, the problem with the current fiscally-unsustainable retirement program and possible solutions to the aforementioned problem. This paper advocates solutions including discussion on the current program, the newly implemented program, and variations of those programs.
The text book explains that during the unfreezing phase, the leader establishes the need for change by communicating the problems associated with the current situation and presenting a vision of a better future (Lussier & Achua, 2016), but in this case did not happen. The Navy utilized the Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) to execute this disorganized and poor move. Many great Sailors were not screened properly and then kicked out without a reason. The outcome was an adaptation process due to short manning and changes were required to compensate for the manning that we had lost. Great