Posted by raelynn mitchell on May 16, 1999 at 24:38:36:
That’s how I see it. They pay their bills or ELSE! The “or else” can be very stiff punishments. Case in point: bounce a check, they give you a punishment on your military record, which not only effects your chances for promotion, but the penalty of bouncing that check can be as high as loss of 1/2 month’s pay for up to two months (might have changed and gone even higher since I got out). Commander’s discretion. And no, life is not fair. Or they can lock you up. Or take away stripes/rank (also costs money but hurts more due to time to earn it back).
For military personnel, on your rental application just ask who the commanding officer is. But it’s okay if you don’t get it. A quick visit to the base commander’s office will get you all the info you need, very quickly.
Also, what a lot of people don’t realize is, military personnel get orders to be somewhere else in a faraway land in 30 or 60 or 90 days. Imagine trying to sell a house in 60 days or less. Then imagine having to CLOSE the deal in 60 days or less. Makes for high motivation.