James Sweeney: Retired officers object to changes in blended retirement

Retired Col. James Sweeney, president, Reserve Officers Association

The blended retirement system for those exiting a military career goes into effect in 2018. It substitutes future annuity levels with matching funds in the Thrift Savings Plan. Even before the plan goes into effect, the Pentagon is monkeying with it, and that's got the ire of retired officers.Retired Marine Corps Col. James Sweeney, president of the Reserve Officers Association, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer his insight.


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