In Cook v. Cook, 18 Va. App. 726, 446 S.E.2d 894 (1994), the Court wrote:
While § 10 U.S.C. 1408(d)(2) prevents direct payment to the divorced wife, it was not error for the trial court to declare husband's military pension to be marital property and award wife seventeen percent of that pension upon his receipt of pension payments, notwithstanding that husband and wife were married for less than ten years. Id. at 731, 446 S.E.2d at 896.