50-year Anniversary of the 1958 Military Pay Bill

Articles- Professional and Technical CompensationThe Defense Advisory Committee on Professional Technical Compensation (commonly called the Cordiner Committee) was created in March 1956 “to study a possible adjustment to the existing pay structure” for retention purposes. On 8 May 1957 they recommended to the Secretary of Defense that pay grades E-8 and E-9 be created in all the services. The recommendations of the Cordiner Committee were introduced to Congress in several forms. In 1958, legislation called the Kilday Bill was passed, which became Public Law 85-422 and established the E-8 and E-9 pay grades in the U.S. Armed Forces.


Links – links to Military Pay Bill details