Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Navy increases special duty pay for 22,000

Above: Navy SEALs will get $450 per month, up from $375 per month over their regular Navy pay.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has increased Special Duty Assignment Pay for about 2,400 sailors with critical skills, said Senior Chief Scott Rossiter.

Sailors who are seeing an increase in the special duty pay are in high-demand, undermanned ratings that are important to the global war on terrorism, he said.

Rossiter is coordinator for the Special Duty Assignment Pay program, which gives sailors in high-demand skills extra money per month.

About 22,000 enlisted sailors receive the extra pay, which is meant to attract sailors to certain assignments, according to the Navy.

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