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Should the military reduce leader-led pay differentials?

The differential in pay between leader and led needs to be reduced. By way of example, an IT professional in the military will make approximately $30,000 less than his commander per annum. With a pay difference that large, what is to keep that highly skilled IT professional in his career field; he would be financially better off to promote out of his IT duties. Reducing those pay gaps are an important step in retaining talent and deincentivizing service members from making career moves that are not in their or the military’s best interest.