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UNITED STATES, CONGRESS, HOUSE,

COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES

Hoarings 1963-64

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SUBCOMMITTEE 1

COMMITTEE ON ARME
HOUSE OF REPRESE

EIGHTY-EIGHTH CO

TO AMEND TITLE 37, UNITED
INCREASE THE RATES OF BASI
BERS OF THE UNIFORMED SER

OTHER PURPOSE

COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES

EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

CARL VINSON, Georgia, Chairman
L. MENDEL RIVERS, South Carolina LESLIE C. ARENDS, Mlinois
PHILIP J. PHILBIN, Massachusetts

LEON H. GAVIN, Pennsylvania
F. EDWARD HÉBERT, Louisiana

WALTER NORBLAD, Oregon ARTHUR WINSTEAD, Mississippi

WILLIAM H. BATES, Massachusetts MELVIN PRICE, Mlinois

ALVIN E. O'KONSKI, Wisconsin 0. C. FISHER, Texas

WILLIAM G. BRAY, Indiana PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

BOB WILSON, California CLYDE DOYLE, California

FRANK C. OSMERS, JR., New Jersey CHARLES E. BENNETT, Florida

CHARLES S. GUBSER, California RICHARD E. LANKFORD, Maryland FRANK J. BECKER, New York GEORGE HUDDLESTON, JR., Alabama CHARLES E. CHAMBERLAIN, Michigan JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania

ALEXANDER PIRNIE, New York SAMUEL S. STRATTON, New York

DURWARD G. HALL, Missouri JEFFERY COHELAN, California

DONALD D. CLANCY, Ohio VICTOR WICKERSHAM, Oklahoma

ROBERT T, STAFFORD, Vermont
OTIS G. PIKE, New York

ED FOREMAN, Texas
JOE M. KILGORE, Texas
RICHARD H. ICHORD, Missouri
LUCIEN N. NEDZI, Michigan
CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland
A. FERNÓS-ISERN, Puerto Rico

ROBBET W. SMART, Chief Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 1

L. MENDEL RIVERS, South Carolina, Chairman PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia

LEON H. GAVIN, Pennsylvania ('HARLES E. BENNETT, Florida

WILLIAM H. BATES, Massachusetts GEORGE HUDDLESTON, JR., Alabama BOB WILSON, California SAMUEL S. STRATTON, New York

FRANK C. OSMERS, JR., New Jersey JOE M. KILGORE, Texas

CHARLES S. GUBSER, California
CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland

JOHN R. BLANDFORD, Counsel
II

DEPOSITED BY THE ONITED STATES OF AMERIC

[No. 6)

SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 3006, TO AMEND TITLE 37, UNITED STATES CODE, TO INCREASE THE RATES OF BASIC PAY FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES

EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION

CARL TINSON, Georgia, Chairman
RIVERS, South Carolina LESLIE C. ARENDS, Illinois
FILBIN, Massachusetts LEON H. GAVIN, Pennsylvania
HÉBERT, Louisiana

WALTER NORBLAD, Oregon
TSTEAD, Mississippi WILLIAM H. BATES, Massachusetts
CE, Illinois

ALVIN E. OʻKONSKI, Wisconsin -, Texas

WILLIAM G. BRAY, Indiana RDY, JR., Virginia

BOB WILSON, California E, California

FRANK C. OSMERS, JR., New Jersey BENNETT, Florida

CHARLES S. GUBSER, California LANKFORD, Maryland FRANK J. BECKER, New York ODLESTON, JR., Alabama CHARLES E. CHAMBERLAIN, Michiga RNE, Pennsylvania

ALEXANDER PIRNIE, New York

PURWARD G. HALL, Missouri
TRATTON, New York

DONALD D. CLANCY, Ohio
ROBERT T, STAFFORD, Vermont
ED FOREMAN, Texas

HELAN, California
KERSHAM, Oklahoma
1, New York
DRE, Texas
ICHORD, Missouri
EDZI, Michigan
). LONG, Maryland
SERN, Puerto Rico

ROBERT W. SMART, Chief Counsel

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES,

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 1, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 26, 1963. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10:07 a.m., in room 313-A, Cannon Building, Ilon. L. Mendel Rivers (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding. Mr. RIVERS. Let the committee come to order. Members of the subcommittee, ladies and gentlemen, we are beginning here today on H.R. 3006, the most important legislative item this subcommittee will consider this year insofar as the personnel of our armed services are concerned.

I would like to say at the outset that while we normally think of the armed services as conisting of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, and Coast Guard when serving with the Navy, nevertheless the pay scales that we write into law also cover the commissioned officers of the Public Health Service and the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Thus, there are seven services involved when we refer to the uniformed services. Before we hear our first witness today, I would like to make some observations about this proposed legislation.

I have had an opportunity to study the bill and I have arrived at certain conclusions as a result of that study which lead me to the conclusion that the bill should be modified in several major respects. The bill covers 19 separate items.

The first and most important part of the bill is section 2 which contains the new proposed basic pay scales. The increases recommended range from $1.80 per month for an E-1 recruit to $120 a month for an E-9 sergeant major so far as enlisted personnel are concerned. The increases range from $27.70 a month for second lieutenants to $95 a month for the highest officer grade.

The increases in basic pay alone, on an annual basis, will exceed $985 million.

In general, I believe the recommended basic pay increases are reasonable. For the first time in 13 years the entering pay of second lieutenants and privates will be increased.

The major increases will be found in certain career enlisted points and at certain critical points in the officer pay scales.

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SUBCOMUITTEE No. 1
L. MENDEL RIVERS, South Carolina, Chairman
DI, JR., Virginia

J.EON H. GAVIN, Pennsylvania
BEVVETT, Florida

WILLIAM H. BATES, Massachusetts PLESTON, JR., Alabama

ROB WILSON, California "RATTON, New York

FRANK C. OSMERS, JR., New Jersey DRE. Texas

CHARLES S. GUBSER, California LONG, Maryland

JOHN R. BLANDFORD, Counsel

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