Pentagon Confirms Only A Few Hundred Guardsmen Will Be Forced To Repay Bonuses
A top official at the Pentagon said Tuesday only a few hundred California guardsmen will be forced to pay back bonuses they wrongfully received.
Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Peter Levine confirmed that out of 17,500 California guardsmen initially caught in the forced bonus repayment net, just a few hundred owe the National Guard that money back, Stars and Stripes reports.
“If the servicemembers fulfilled their service commitment and there’s no obvious reason to believe that they knew or should have known that it was an erroneous payment, then we don’t need further review to get rid of that case,” Levin said. – READ MORE