Rep. Susan Davis Statement on Clawback of Enlistment Bonuses for California National Guard Soldiers

Oct 24, 2016
Press Release

SAN DIEGO, CA – Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on reports of the Department of Defense ordering thousands of California National Guard Soldiers to repay enlistment bonuses after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“I am deeply concerned and troubled by the clawback of bonuses from our National Guard members.  They were granted at a time of great national security needs.  As Ranking Member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, I will look into all available options to help these servicemembers and their families. They should not have to pay the price for mistakes made by others over a decade ago and we owe it to them to address this.”