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MILITARY: Reservists’ viewpoint missing

Re: “Are weekend warriors paid too much?” (TNT, 7-3).

The article may have been the result of a Pentagon review of compensation, but notably missing was any feedback from actual Reservists.

Should anyone have asked, I suspect that most Reservists would point out that they contribute far more time to the Army than they are paid to do. As a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, I work 10 to 20 additional hours per week, mostly in the evenings, fulfilling my obligations to the Army. I write evaluations, answer emails, develop plans, even respond to congressional investigations.

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