The Pentagon announced that it has begun work on the 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation (QRMC).  Thomas L. Bush, retired senior executive with 40 years of experience in defense personnel issues, will lead the effort.  Every four years, DOD reviews the compensation system for the uniformed services of DoD, the Coast Guard, and those commissioned officers in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Public Health Service.   This QRMC, which will take two years, will focus on four areas:  1) compensation for service in combat zones, combat operations, hostile fire areas, or exposure to a hostile fire event; 2) Reserve and National Guard compensation; 3) compensation  benefits for wounded warriors, caregivers, and survivors; and 4) incentives for critical career fields (mental health professionals, linguists, remotely piloted vehicle operators, and special operations personnel).  The last review was completed in 2008 and addressed housing allowance, retirement pay, TRICARE premiums, and health care professional pay incentives.