If you are an enlisted member who is entitled to basic pay and are performing duties which have been designated as extremely difficult or involving an unusual degree of responsibility in a military skill, you may, in addition to other pay or allowances to which you are entitled, be paid Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP).
The following table reflects the most recent SDAP rates:
What Military Specialties Qualify For Special Duty Assignment Pay?
Some of the qualifying military specialties include:
- Special Operations Forces
- Production Recruiter
- White House Communications Agency
- Defense Threat Reduction Agency
- Defense Courier Operations
- Senior Enlisted Advisor to the JCS
- Some Special Operations Force Operators
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The soldier standing guard in the driving rain or snow at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will get a raise beginning Jan. 1.
So will soldiers in the Old Guard's Caisson Platoon, some members of the Asymmetric Warfare Group and the defense secretary's security team.
Also in line for a raise are some drill sergeants and recruiters.
These changes in Special Duty Assignment Pay are all effective Jan. 1, the Army announced Nov. 23.
"These updates to incentive pay allow us to target and recognize those soldiers who simply have difficult assignments," said Larry Lock, chief of the 2016 Special Pay Panel, in a statement.
SDAP is a discretionary incentive pay that eligible enlisted soldiers in the grade of E-3 or higher may receive based on their duty assignment, according to information from the Army.
SDAP pay ranges from $75 a month to $450 a month, depending on a soldier's assignment.
More than 23,000 soldiers received special duty pay in fiscal year 2015, said Lt. Col. Randy Taylor, an Army spokesman.