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Profile: David Chu

 
  

Positions that David Chu has held:

  • Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness


 

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September 25, 2003      Treatment of US troops

       Department of Defense officials ask Congress not to renew a temporary increase in the Family Separation Allowance (FSA) and Imminent Danger Pay (IDP) for deployed forces that had been enacted in April. Instead, Defense suggests raising the Hardship Duty Pay for troops deployed only in Iraq and Afghanistan. David Chu, the department's top personnel official, says that the April raises were like “using a sledgehammer to hit a small nail.” The Pentagon's intent to rollback the FSA and IDP reignites a controversy that had sprung up during the summer (see (Summer 2003)) when it was first revealed that the White House supported the Defense Department's plan to save money by cutting back on the two programs. [Stars and Stripes, 10/4/2003] The final National Defense Authorization bill, which is passed by Congress in November, rejects the Pentagon's recommendations and renews the pay increases. [Sun Herald, 11/8/2003]
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