Armies across the world have begun to pay their men by the year’s end.
While many have been forced to do so, the US military continues to be one of the few countries in the world to not do so.
As part of its effort to meet the ever-growing demand for more than 100,000 active duty troops, the military is now proposing to pay every active duty member the equivalent of a $30,000 annual salary.
That number would be a steep increase from current rates, and would be the first time that any of the US Army’s 16 branches have ever paid their enlisted men an annual salary equal to or greater than the average of the average civilian worker’s salary, according to a new report.
The Army is considering an increase in the current rate to $60,000, which would equate to a total pay hike of more than $1.5 million, or a 4.5% hike in annual salaries.
This would be an increase of more then $10 million over the current rates and would include the benefits the military has provided to its men.
The idea of paying its men by year’s start dates was first floated by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley in December 2015.
It has since been picked up by other service branches, as well as by other countries, including Germany, Italy and the UK.
The US is the largest paid member of the European Union, which has set a similar policy.
“It’s a pretty big increase,” said Adam Seidel, a former Army intelligence officer who has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
“It’s something that would be really helpful to us if it happened to anyone in the military.”
The Pentagon has not made any public announcement about the proposed changes, but it has previously said it would not raise the rates of pay for soldiers in 2017.
In the meantime, the American military is not the only service that does not pay its enlisted men.
Many other branches have raised their pay limits to compensate for the shortage of men in the US, while the military itself has cut back on training, making it difficult for its personnel to maintain their job requirements and even force many to retire.
As of March, the U.S. has more than 1.1 million active duty military members, including 1.2 million National Guard members, more than 500,000 Reserve, and more than 650,000 other military members.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 22.2% of those in the U, S. armed forces are retired, and 22.4% are on disability.
The military’s new pay plan comes as other branches of the military have begun raising their pay caps.
Last month, for example, the Army’s General Command announced it would raise its base pay for enlisted men by 3% to $50,000.
The Pentagon is also looking at changes in how it pays its women, which could affect pay for other soldiers, as it does for its enlisted personnel.