Soldiers assigned to WHCA receive Special Duty Assignment Pay
and a Civilian Clothing Allowance.
NAVADMIN 156/09, announced revisions in Special Duty Assignment Pay
(SDAP) that will take effect July 26.
Recruiters can look forward to special duty assignment pay
, meritorious promotions, the possibility of getting stationed in or near their hometown and being able to select choice of coast on their follow on tour.
RDCs receive Special Duty Assignment Pay
of $375 per month, and they receive a $225 clothing allowance on top of their regular clothing allowance.
The initiative uses existing DOD incentive programs, including Special Duty Assignment Pay
, Critical Skills Retention Bonus and Assignment Incentive Pay to retain individuals who have years of experience, especially as they become retirement eligible and are at the peak of their value to the armed services.
According to Michael, there are other benefits if you're an operations assistant including: some billets count as sea duty; you may receiving special duty assignment pay
or language pay (if applicable); there's a civilian clothes allowance; complete immersion in a foreign culture as an education; small offices with short chains of command.
Twenty-three Navy Enlisted Codes (NECs)/categories were added to the latest Special Duty Assignment Pay
Award Level Plan (SDAP) that went into effect Dec.