The 10th QRMC report noted that, in the long run, a reformed retirement system could increase efficiency.
Retirement reform can still recognize the unique nature of military service with more generous benefits where appropriate; the proposals of the DACMC, 10th QRMC, and DBB are relatively generous in comparison to the retirement benefits offered to the typical private-sector, civilian employee.
The military retirement system should be restructured along the lines proposed by the 10th QRMC.
The 10th QRMC conducted a careful analysis of the effects of changes to retirement.
The first is the gate pays that are included in the 10th QRMC proposal.
However, the 10th QRMC provided some estimates based on a steady-state simulation of its proposal.
The 10th QRMC examined three scenarios in making a cost comparison.
In a comparison restricted to active-duty enlisted personnel only, the 10th QRMC analysis predicted that retirement reform would reduce total steady-state costs by about 7 percent.
However, we provide an estimate of the annual contributions under the 10th QRMC proposal assuming the FY 2012 distribution of the force and military pay.
The 10th QRMC proposal included a graduated government contribution.
The 10th QRMC advocated a five-year transition that included a demonstration project.