Department of Defense reaches agreement with California Army National Guard
WASHINGTON, D.C. —
The Pentagon is nearing closure to an issue that many Americans found insulting to some U.S. service members.
A deal has been reached to allow the Department of Defense to forgive debts owed by several thousand members of the California Army National Guard.
They mistakenly had been paid more than $20 million in reenlistment bonuses and the DoD wanted the money back. However, now the government says only the soldiers who knew they were ineligible for the bonus money will have to repay. It will be up to the government to track those soldiers down.