Washington, D.C., May 5 — The Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA), the voice of enlisted personnel in the Armed Forces, Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, and Veterans (separated and retired), is extremely pleased that the House Armed Services Committee’s Personnel Subcommittee has inserted language into the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909) that, in the future, will guarantee enlisted representation on boards, councils and committees making recommendations on Military Personnel Issues. The specific language is included in Section 592 – assuring nearly 83% of the military, over 18 million former and present service men and women, will now be represented in decisions that directly impact their families and their lives. Section 592 reads as follows:
Section 592 – Representation from Members of the Armed Forces on Boards, Councils, and Committees Making Recommendations Relating to Military Personnel Issues. This section would require that enlisted or retired enlisted members of the Armed Forces be represented on all boards, panels, commissions, or task forces established under chapter 7 of title 10, United States Code, to render a recommendation on any aspect of personnel policy directly affecting enlisted personnel.
Read more here - NCOA Press release.
Take action here.