Ken McGraw, a spokesman for the U.S. Special Operations Command, the umbrella organization for special operators, based in Tampa, Fla., said he expected incentives to be announced soon but offered few details.
"There is a policy being developed that will affect certain Special Operations career fields in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force," said McGraw
...McGraw, the spokesman for the Special Operations Command, said the command has been working with its members and their families for more than a year and sponsored a town hall meeting in December 2003 to talk about their concerns.
Besides the bonus plans, McGraw
said, the command is also helping special operators and their family members earn college degrees, partnering with online universities as well as the University of South Florida
said there are plans to increase the number of special operators by adding another 400-soldier Army Special Operations Aviation Battalion to the existing three aviation battalions and two additional SEAL teams to the current structure.Each team has 170 sailors. He
also said that the special operators' repeated operational deployments, known in military parlance as high op tempo, is closely monitored by the command."Op tempo is always something that's under review," said McGraw