Looks like the U.S. Navy is thinking about taking a more “market-based” approach to operations:

“…To keep skilled sailors in the service -- which entails keeping their families happy -- Navy officials put some of those out-of-favor jobs up for online auction, a la eBay. Among the first to bite was Petty Officer 1st Class Elishaine Moses. He offered to take a job in Yokuska, Japan, but only if the Navy was willing to bump up his salary by $350 a month….”

http://www.defensetech.org/archives/000525.html