Annual Military Pay Raise Decreases Slightly

President signed policy bill to help stopgap federal continuing resolution.

President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act NDAA) into law before the new year, which will impact military policy. The NDAA changes how military justice prosecutes sexual assault, launches an investigation to review the war in Afghanistan, and reduces the base pay raise for service members from 3% to 2.7% in 2022. The reduction in the raise is likely due to the federal continuing resolution that extends previous year’s funding while the fiscal 2022 budget has not been approved.

“The FY22 NDAA supports a well-deserved pay raise for our service members, diversity and inclusion initiatives across our military, and the Department of Defense’s role in the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-government response to the climate crisis,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith stated.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials at the Pentagon as they navigate the timeline surrounding the annual federal budget approval.
  • That members of Congress would seek God’s direction as they reconvene in the new year.
  • For active military personnel as they serve nationally and internationally.

Sources:, The White House


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