Closing the Pay Gap

October 6, 2000

The Association of the United States Army has been in the forefront of the campaign to close the pay gap. AUSA has spoken out—to the American people, to our elected representatives and to the administration. A nation that sends its sons and daughters around the globe—often in harm’s way, with no notice and an uncertain return date—has an obligation to ensure that they are adequately paid and that their families enjoy a reasonable standard of living. Even after the recent pay raise, the gap is still much too wide: almost 10 percent. We’re one-third of the way there, but we’ve still got two-thirds to go. It is critical to stay the course and finish the job.