Have you heard rumors the Corps is planning to cancel housing allowance for sergeants and below, and order all those Marines to move back into the barracks? Last week, a Marine Corps Times reader leaked us a copy of the unsigned MARADMIN detailing how the plan would work. We went to HQMC, which released this statement:
The MARADMIN was a working draft. It was drafted as part of a pre-decisional informational package for the Marine Corps to understand and evaluate the possibility of modifying current policy regarding BAH (“own right”) for sergeants and below. After careful consideration, the Marine Corps decided NOT to alter the policy at this time and there is no intent to do so for the foreseeable future.”
That’s not the whole story, however. The Corps is planning to crackdown on the number of single NCOs and junior Marines allowed to move off base. We tell you all about it in this week’s print edition, on newsstands now.
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