I offer up my thoughts on how to approach the problem in two steps:
- Identify every member of the military* who has not received combat pay** for any of the last 10 years that we have been at war.
- Once these people have been identified, fire them. If they are flag officers, fire them twice.
Reward the warriors.
* Who has at least 10 years service
** Meaning "imminent danger pay" or submarine pay and/or whatever AF missileers get.