50-year Anniversary of the 1958 Military Pay Bill
The 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
- The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, Volume XIX – The Presidency: Keeping the Peace Part IV: Recession and Reform; February 1958 to May 1958 Chapter 10: Restructuring for National Security, Letter to Neil Hosler McElroy
- May 20, 1958: Making the supergrade 11th USAF Wing Historian
- Supergrade Creation
- Cordiner Committee – Executive Summary of the 1957 Report of the Defense Advisory Committee on Professional and Technical Compensation.
- Historical Military Pay Rates Military.com, 1949 to Present