Hoover Senior Fellow Martin Anderson appointed to Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation

Monday, May 23, 2005

Martin Anderson, the Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, has been appointed to the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

The committee was recently established to provide advice and recommendations to the secretary of defense regarding matters pertaining to military compensation.

The committee, which met for the first time on May 11, is charged with identifying approaches to balance military pay and benefits to sustain recruitment and retention of high-quality personnel, as well as a cost-effective military force.

During the first meeting, the committee discussed aspects of military pay and benefits, including compensation that recognizes danger, risk, and hardship; the appropriate balance between in-service and postservice compensation; the appropriate balance between cash and noncash compensation; and the structure, level, and relevance of reserve and guard compensation, considering their changed utilization.

Membership consists of seven members from the private sector selected on the basis of their preeminence in the fields of military compensation.

Martin Anderson was named a Hoover Institution senior fellow in 1971. In 1998, he was named the Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow. Among his many appointments were member, Committee on the Present Danger, 1977–91; member, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1982–85; member, President's Economic Policy Advisory Board, 1982–89; member, President's General Advisory Committee on Arms Control, 1987–93; member, National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education, 1997–98; trustee, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, 1985–90; member, California Governor's Council of Economic Advisers, 1993–98; chairman, Congressional Policy Advisory Board, 1998–2001; member, Defense Policy Board, 2001.

He was director of research, Nixon presidential campaign, 1968; senior policy adviser, Reagan presidential campaigns, 1976, 1980; policy adviser, Wilson presidential campaign, 1995, Dole presidential campaign, 1996, Bush presidential campaign, 2000; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1992, 1996, 2000; served as second lieutenant, Army Security Agency, 1958–59.

Anderson also is the author or coauthor of many books including Conscription: A Select and Annotated Bibliography (Hoover Press, 1976), Welfare: The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States (Hoover Press, 1978); editor of Registration and the Draft (Hoover Press, 1982), The Military Draft (Hoover Press, 1982), Revolution (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988), Impostors in the Temple (Simon & Schuster, 1992); coauthor of Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan That Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America (Free Press, 2001), Reagan, In His Own Voice: Ronald Reagan's Radio Addresses (Simon & Schuster Audio, 2001), Stories In His Own Hand: The Everyday Wisdom of Ronald Reagan (Free Press, 2001).