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This research brief describes work documented in Reforming the Military Retirement System (MR-748-OSD), A Policy Analysis of Alternative Military Retirement Systems (MR-465-OSD) and A Theory of Military Compensation and Personnel Policy (MR-439-OSD).

Excerpt: Dramatic technological changes are anticipated in the military in the next century. These changes are likely to lead to increased skill-level requirements among military personnel and an increased need for flexibility in managing the career paths of a better trained, more technically skilled military workforce.

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