In an effort to fulfill President Trump’s push for expanding the U.S. military, the Army is offering up to $90,000 bonus for some soldiers who commit to additional years of service.
Trump’s latest budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 Opens a New Window. will make this task easier to accomplish, as it includes an increase to $639 billion for the Department of Defense, up $52 billion from the 2017 annualized continuing resolution level.
Additionally, in late January, the president signed an executive order to begin a “great rebuilding” of the U.S. military, which tasked Defense Secretary James Mattis to review and recommend ways to strengthen America’s armed forces.
“I’m signing an executive action to begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the United States, developing a plan for new planes, new ships new resources, and new tools for our men and women in uniform, and I’m very proud to be doing that,” the president said.