Armed Forces should be paid more

Watkins Dumas, Staff Writer

  The Armed Forces should be paid more. They have the toughest mental job. According to NAMI, “traumatic events, such as military combat, assault, disasters or sexual assault can have long-lasting negative effects.” This shows that they go through mental problems all their life. They go through trauma every single day and have to see with their own eyes people die and people dead on the ground.

      Their job is also the reason we have freedom and life. states that, “the army exists to serve the American people, defend the nation, protect vital national interests and fulfill national military responsibilities.” They fight in war everyday to keep us protected and safe from other countries. If we didn’t have the army to fight for us you and I would not be able to walk down the streets and be outside and feel safe while doing that.

      They put their life on the line for us everyday. According to the, the marine corps experienced the highest fatality rates per 100,000 for all causes (122.5), unintentional injury (77.1), suicide (14.0), and homicide (7.4).” As stated, they get killed very frequently in war and they should be paid more for that because that is a very hard thing to do for your country. I have loved ones that have died in the armed forces and I know it is a very hard thing to put your life on the line for your country everyday. Pay for the Armed Forces should be increased.