30 Nov '16, 6pm

Army ups special pay for recruiters, drill sergeants and Old Guard soldiers

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 assig...

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