When a promotion point is awarded for service, there are a lot of people looking to get a boost from their pay, so they are often awarded with an Army surplus allowance.
But when they are awarded with the Army surplus, the military is trying to find a way to keep them.
The Army’s Army Promotion Scheme is one of the many military schemes that are now being scrutinised by the Federal Government.
The Army has long used military promotion point (MPR) awards to help attract and retain top soldiers.
But under new regulations, those awards are being used to encourage soldiers to return to the army for more senior positions.
The scheme is now being reviewed by the Australian Government, which has told the Army that it needs to do more to ensure it does not encourage people to retire.
What happens next?
The Defence Department says it is reviewing how the Army uses Army surplus allowances.
It has also contacted the ABC to clarify whether the Army is using them to reward soldiers who have been promoted for service.
The Department says that it will consult with military members and encourage them to return for promotions in the future.
What can you do to help?
If you think you may have been misused by your Army, contact the Army’s promotion scheme office at 1800 464 609.