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The Pentagon reported a shortage of specialists in the US Army and decided to raise the level of payments

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The US command reports a shortage of military specialists in a number of areas. First of all, we are talking about specialists in the field of cyber operations, ammunition disposal, and maintenance of smart military equipment.




In this regard, a search is underway for methods to attract military personnel in reserve to military training, to participate in operations, and the possible conclusion of new contracts.

The command believes that the best option in this situation would be material incentives. It is for this reason that it was decided to increase the level of surcharges (the so-called bonuses) for those who are recruited to the service for a certain period of time and for people who renew (renew) the contract.

Representatives of the US military command note that for the infantryman, re-enrollment in a given unit during the year meant a payment of 2,1 thousand dollars. At the conclusion of the five-year contract, the amount of "bonuses" amounted to 6,5 thousand dollars. In the new edition of the financial legislation, in the event of a repeated five-year contract, the amount of payment increases to 8,3 thousand dollars.

The amount of maximum payout is also determined. It is noted that in this case we are talking about re-signing a contract by fighters of special units. In the previous version, the maximum payout was 72 thousand dollars. In the new version - 81 thousand dollars.

The American media cited a statement from a recruiting service representative:

Everything is very simple: a soldier will receive more financial bonuses if he is ready to give more, including more over the period of service.

He gives an example of payments to a military intelligence sergeant: 9,9 thousand dollars at the conclusion of a second contract. Before the innovations, this amount was 7,8 thousand dollars.

The Pentagon believes that increasing the level of payments and financial bonuses will attract a sufficient number of specialists to the army.
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US Army Material Support Corps
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  1. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 27 August 2019 10: 26
    -1
    Need more units. Nobody wants to serve in the us army?
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 27 August 2019 11: 21
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      The Pentagon reported a shortage of specialists in the US Army and decided to raise the level of payments
      Today, 10: 17
      so hope everywhere? pictured niger on the left: Irish on the right ... races destroyed by the Anglo-Saxons ... OK soldiers ...
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 27 August 2019 12: 10
        0
        In my opinion this is husband and wife laughing
        1. Ttht
          Ttht 27 August 2019 12: 19
          0
          according to the established tradition according to the documents they are sisters! )))
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 27 August 2019 10: 30
    +2
    Also an option. Material incentives most often work.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 27 August 2019 10: 45
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      Quote: rocket757
      Material incentives most often work.

      It always works. People when looking for work the first thing they ask is what salary
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 27 August 2019 11: 22
        +3
        All the same, taking service in the army, you accept the corresponding obligations! Not for everyone this is an equivalent exchange for the money that is offered.
        However, I can’t judge, we are not there, we don’t know everything.
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 27 August 2019 11: 26
          0
          Quote: rocket757
          All the same, taking service in the army, you accept the corresponding obligations! Not for everyone this is an equivalent exchange for the money that is offered.

          This is so of course, but the material incentive, like the money itself, has not yet been canceled request
          However, I can’t judge, we are not there, we don’t know everything.

          Totally agree
  3. Dietmar
    Dietmar 27 August 2019 10: 31
    +9
    It is best to recruit specialists in the disposal of ammunition in Ukraine, where several warehouses have been "disposed of" in recent years. Moreover, special "bonuses" are not required.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 27 August 2019 10: 42
      -2
      Quote: Dietmar
      Moreover, special "bonuses" are not required.

      But it may not happen with bacon, but the vodka ... I doubt that the Americans can cook it. laughing
      1. Hagalaz
        Hagalaz 27 August 2019 11: 01
        +1
        Wrong word, they can’t! Manufacturing is strictly prohibited even for personal needs).
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 27 August 2019 11: 06
          -2
          Quote: Hagalaz
          Manufacturing is strictly prohibited even for personal needs).

          Wow belay
          Well, how are they there without "self-dance"? But Ostap Bender personally wrote the recipe for them back in the 30s laughing
          1. Hagalaz
            Hagalaz 27 August 2019 11: 14
            +1
            I don’t understand how they are there. laughing Deprived people ...... I heard that the bravest still drive. But the sheriffs are watching and catching).
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin 27 August 2019 11: 17
              -1
              Quote: Hagalaz
              But the sheriffs are watching and catching

              And then in the richest country they save on such trifles laughing
              1. Hagalaz
                Hagalaz 27 August 2019 11: 20
                +1
                Hiding one word. Solid Scrooge MD.)
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 August 2019 10: 36
    0
    It’s strange, but for us here the inhabitants of one country in IZ begin its name, they constantly declare that in the army of the United States manna from heaven falls into the mouth with wagons, and that there is literally a shower of gold! !! negative
    1. Iline
      Iline 27 August 2019 18: 45
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      Quote: Thrifty
      It’s strange, but for us here the inhabitants of one country in IZ begin its name, they constantly declare that in the army of the United States manna from heaven falls into the mouth with wagons, and that there is literally a shower of gold!

      In some ways they are right. When in the 92nd year in the United States, then we talked with local officers. We started talking about salary levels. So: an officer of about my position at that time received about 5 thousand dollars. Long believed, because they transfer money weekly. And I had 7 dollars in recalculation (thanks to Pavlov for his liberal reforms and for letting the ruble go free). The Americans were very thoughtful about how to live on this money. Yes, and at the end of his service in a much larger position, he received less than $ 1 in recalculation. So the people’s escape from the US Army is not entirely clear. In civilian life, they get less for anyone. During our stay, in between cases, we were shown the people who were preparing to pass the exam for admission to the rank and file.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 27 August 2019 10: 39
    0
    First of all, we are talking about specialists in the field of cyber operationsammunition disposal maintenance of smart military equipment.
    Really brainy do not want to serve in the most "victorious" army in the world? Who will fight Russian hackers and control modern technology? As for the specialists in the disposal of ammunition, it is understandable - they consider it too risky.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 27 August 2019 10: 51
      +4
      Civilian cyber market salaries are higher. It is difficult to keep specialists in the army. And to check the resistance of systems to hacking, private "white hacker firms" are attracted. They are paid a premium for hacking and hacking speed.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 27 August 2019 11: 02
        +1
        private "white hacker firms"
        I read about the fact that the American special services (and probably not only) attract hackers to solve their problems, offering in return not to prosecute according to the law. But I don’t understand how a hacker firm can be “white” (legal). Or do you mean by "white hacker" an advanced ATI company?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 27 August 2019 11: 14
          +1
          There are companies developing cyber products. They are also state. and intelligence agencies are hired to inspect their systems. But there are also semi-legal hacker unions of freelancers. The coolest hackers there. They declare that they do not hack for personal gain, but only for sports interest. Or ideology: environmental protection, for example.
          They are "signed" that they will not pass on information about the hacking to "enemies" and offer to hack the military system. For a one-time bonus.
          Plus, if such a hacker gets involved in some kind of "sports hacking", then the police will give him a "discount" for past achievements in helping the state.
          Keeping them in the service is pointless. These are freak botanists. They cannot sit in the office from bell to bell. They will die and run away.
        2. AU Ivanov.
          AU Ivanov. 27 August 2019 11: 58
          +2
          In fact, any IT security firm can be called a "white hacker". To ensure protection, you need to research vulnerabilities.
    2. Hagalaz
      Hagalaz 27 August 2019 11: 04
      +1
      Brainy people prefer to hang out beautifully in civilian life. Club, girls, grass laughing .....
  6. SvetaVega
    SvetaVega 27 August 2019 10: 58
    +3
    Probably in any professional army there is such a problem, if good specialists pay little, they will work in civilian life, and if a lot, then there will not be enough money, even for Americans
  7. yehat
    yehat 27 August 2019 11: 04
    +4
    decided to increase the level of surcharges (so-called bonuses)

    As I understood from the descriptions of bloggers, not every soldier can reach these "bonuses".
    most end the service with greatly reduced bonuses for various kinds of non-fulfillment of the terms of the contract. Therefore, attracting rank-and-file staff by increasing bonuses will not be easy in the USA.
    In addition, they already have a deficit of about 100k + on unfilled vacancies due to the degradation of the composition of the population and it will grow. The problem is not only in stimulation - they have already chosen almost the entire available free mob. The reserve and stimulation will not change the situation significantly.
  8. yehat
    yehat 27 August 2019 11: 12
    +1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Civilian cyber market salaries are higher. It is difficult to keep specialists in the army. And to check the resistance of systems to hacking, private "white hacker firms" are attracted.

    everything rests not only on hacking and data protection. It is necessary to write a sea of ​​software, create databases and other garbage toil. For example, introducing new technologies like face recognition, technology recognition, providing automatic security systems is a sea of ​​work.
    It is fraught to involve conventional "Indians" in such works. This was clearly shown by the problems of Boeing.
    Here we need not left outsourcers, but full-time employees who have long specialized in their narrow topics.
    But here another problem arises - the Pentagon has no money for such a luxury.
    Why luxury? because such 1 specialist now in the USA costs no less than $ 80k per year (and in the Silicon Valley, it’s also easy for 200-300k). If you hire them at least 11 thousand, you get almost a billion dollars a year only salaries at no additional cost.
    In general, it seems to me that in the USA these decisions will not improve the situation, and taking into account changes from the military-industrial complex and the economy, everything will only get worse.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 28 August 2019 00: 08
      0
      "but full-time employees who have long specialized in their narrow topics." ///
      ----
      Staff members stop working when they find themselves sleepy and calm
      public service.
      And the topic is so dynamic that in a few years, if you don't "tear your claws"
      knowledge is becoming obsolete. Therefore, attract freelancers.
  9. Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi 27 August 2019 16: 32
    +1
    I wonder what the addition of 2,5 thousand dollars a year for the United States means. 200 dollars a month. Some 40 burgers a month ...
  10. yehat
    yehat 28 August 2019 10: 57
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    Quote: voyaka uh
    Staff members stop working when they find themselves sleepy and calm
    public service.
    And the topic is so dynamic that in a few years, if you don't "tear your claws"
    knowledge is becoming obsolete. Therefore, attract freelancers.

    you are probably not very familiar with the states
    there, people cling to work with their teeth and reputation on it, this is practically the only way
    to be "successful" there, so the sleepy civil service few people get