Military Professor: army officer bonuses to reflect the excellent progress of society
National Day parade of military honor guard. Zhongguang Wang Tao Hongxiang photo
中广网 Beijing Correspondent February 24 news (reporters Sun Li) of the four PLA has issued a notification, determine good command of the 800 military staff officers and to be informed in recognition of outstanding and issued badges, certificate, each reward 20,000 yuan. The news media become the focus of attention across the country, attaches great importance to the spiritual rewards of the people’s army for giving commanding officers paid a large amount of money, a move to improve the impact of military combat? Extensive military correspondent in an exclusive dialogue well-known military theorists, National Defense University professor Gong Bin.
for the commanding officers and staff bonuses reflect the social progress
Reporters: Four headquarters informed of the Year 2009 award in recognition of outstanding command of 800 officers and excellent staff officers, reward 20,000 yuan per person. Do you have what kind of understanding?
Gong Bin: In the past a very long time, we tend to the spiritual rewards to an extreme, do a “universal spirit”, the result? Into the market economy, spiritual rewards quickly lose their proper incentives, it is to change this situation, material reward was gradually combined with the spirit of the award. In recent years, as the country’s economic development, national model workers in the political interest, while the material is also greatly improved, for example, won the national model worker, in addition to political honor, the state granted a million bonus, and some developed regions The municipal model workers, one-time bonus to it for 18,000 dollars. Like state and society as a whole emphasis on political honor outstanding contributors to give at the same time, increasing the material interests of the reward, at least in a stage is a step forward, or a stage in some extreme practices of previous amendments. The necessity of this approach, Deng Xiaoping said a very deep discussion. He said “do not attach importance to material interests, can a small number of advanced elements, the masses not; period of time can not work long.” Revolutionary spirit is very valuable, there is no revolution without the revolutionary spirit of the action. However, the revolution is on the basis of material interests generated. If you talk about sacrifice, do not speak of material interests, it is idealism.
money can not bring the spirit of sacrifice, but it can strengthen the mental stimulation
observers Gong Bin believes that our military always attached importance to spiritual rewards, this tradition has been into the army officers and men to practice the core values ??of contemporary revolutionary soldier. Money can not bring the spirit of sacrifice, but the money given the spirit of the elements, can also enhance mental stimulation.
Gong Bin: have friends that money will not bring the sacrifice of soldiers, especially the sacrifice on the battlefield. This makes sense, I agree. At least in the “money first” Western troops, it may not be all of the money as a combat support. A French champion Dillon (sound) when the head of the time, led his unit to assault, was a point to suppress the enemy fire, he issued an order, who rushed to the bonus thousand. Result, no one assault. Staff suggested that if you do not mention money, we will charge ahead. So then, he issued the second command: “To the French, forward!” Bunker onto the team together.
Western troops (can still) so we a fight for the interests of the people’s army more so. Fact is this: our military has always been important spiritual rewards weak incentives, and this has turned into the army’s core values. Such as the contemporary revolution in military core values ??expressed: “loyalty to the Party, love the people, serve the country, dedicated to the mission, respect honor” to reflect this, basically the spirit of the content.
here we are saying is that money can not bring sacrifices, but the money given in the spirit of the element, can also strengthen the spirit. For example, every increase in wages to the troops, army officers and soldiers can feel from the party, government and the people love and value of the army identified. These also can play mental stimulation, and really into the mission the task force. Which implies that the actual transformation between the material and spiritual, that is, the spirit can be transformed into matter, matter can act on the spirit. Commanding officer of the eight hundred bonuses, which contains the value that is recognized for their contributions, both value-oriented role, but also has a specific meaning and necessity.
we have to admit that soldiers sacrifice is unconditional, is a congenital, as we have been talking about, face the threat of death, and the law gives the right of the public emergency, only military groups do not have this right. This group is better than other groups or classes to take on more expense. At the same time, we have to adhere to Marxist materialism. Marxism holds that a person’s reality is the sum of all social relations. The army can not be separated from society, should not be divorced from the community. This group has political attributes, and social attributes and professional attributes. Since the material interests of society as a whole regarded as a prominent contributor to a very important expression of recognition and reward in the form of time, the military should learn from and use appropriately.
our military will continue to adhere to the “spirit of the main material, supplemented by” reward model
observers Gong Bin believes that the appropriate payment for the surprise contributors material reward, reflect the contribution of the military identification, the military in the world has some similarities. Compared to Western countries for military awards, military awards, or China’s single, limited.
Gong Bin: given appropriate incentives, reflecting the state and society on the military contribution to the identification in the world, the military has similarities. For example, when the U.S. military recruitment, the slogan is “serve the country, traveling the world to increase deposits”, especially in wartime, in addition to various allowances, also a brave soldier who paid the money for bonuses. Not only that, in recent years, the U.S. Congress is “Veterans Bill of Rights,” based on the introduction of the “Higher Education Opportunity Act,” substantial increase in veterans and their dependents grants in higher education, which belong to material incentives.
relative to Western countries, the military is concerned, our incentives are also a single, limited, of course, we say the same purpose as long as the nature of the PLA, the armed forces can only insist on the award “spirit-based, supplemented by material.” At the same time, we must also oppose the current in society at a certain degree of “money-followed the lead” phenomenon, opposed to “money talks ‘and’ the spirit of true regardless.” This situation does not change, is likely to mislead and distort a country and nation forward.