WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has released its 2020 military pay chart, which has introduced separate pay rates for men and women in the uniformed service for the first time in history, sources confirmed today.
The change, resulting in female service members receiving 23% less than their male counterparts, has been billed as ‘progressive and timely’ by Trump administration officials. The effort to create a large, gaping canyon in pay disparities was the result of a years-long Pentagon effort to combat low morale within the military ranks by aligning the military more with private-sector corporate America.
Military salaries were previously determined by a person’s rank and years of service. Now, salaries will be determined by biological make-up.
“More and more the military has fallen behind the private sector in pay gaps, prioritizing morale, and ensuring people are paid according to their overall usefulness,” said Defense Secretary Mark Esper. “The civilians got this one right a long time ag…