Lawmakers Blast Pentagon Over 'Boneheaded' Clawback Of Improper Military BonusesThe Defense Department ordered as many as 10,500 former National Guardsmen from California to pay back enlistment bonuses totaling as much as $20 million, or $15,000, according to The Los Angeles Times. The bonuses were paid to entice more people to enlist during the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a 2013 Inspector General's report deemed some excessive.
I don't think they should have to repay these bonuses. I think its BS for them to even try to make them pay it back. They did nothing wrong, all they did was sign up again to serve their country. Many of these people probably can't afford to pay it back.