Army $90K bonus will lure troops back

Army $90K bonus will lure troops back

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.

During the campaign, then-Republican presidential nominee Trump vowed to boost the number of army soldiers to 540,000, saying the number of troops was at the smallest level since 1940 Opens a New Window..

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