ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE TO MCO 7220.12R, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY (SDAP) PROGRAM

Date Signed: 8/05/2014
MARADMINS Active Number: 380/14

R 011927Z AUG 14
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MARADMIN 380/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE TO MCO 7220.12R, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY (SDAP) PROGRAM//
REF/A/DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MPO/YMD:20130806//
AMPN/REF A IS MCO 7220.12R, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY PROGRAM.//
POC/-/-/UNIT:CMC(MPO)/-/TEL:703-784-9386:DSN 278-9386//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. PURPOSE. TO PROVIDE ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE TO THE REFERENCE.
2. BACKGROUND. BECAUSE OF FISCAL CONSTRAINTS, FUNDING FOR THE SDAP PROGRAM WAS REDUCED. PAY LEVEL CHANGES FOR SDAP BILLETS ARE NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH THE LOWER FUNDING LEVELS.
3. ACTION
A. MARINES CURRENTLY SERVING IN SDAP BILLETS LISTED WITHIN THE REFERENCE AND WHO HAVE A JOIN DATE TO THOSE BILLETS PRIOR TO 1 OCT 2014 SHALL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE PRE 1 OCT 2014 PAY LEVEL FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR ASSIGNMENTS TO THOSE BILLETS(I.E., MARINES ARE GRANDFATHERED).
B. EFFECTIVE 1 OCT 2014, NEW PAY LEVELS FOR THE SDAP BILLETS LISTED WITHIN THE REFERENCE SHALL BEGIN AS DESCRIBED BELOW. THE NEW PAY LEVELS APPLY TO MARINES WHO JOIN SDAP BILLETS ON OR AFTER 1 OCT 2014:
(1) MARINES ASSIGNED TO THE BELOW SDAP BILLETS SHALL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 4 FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS OF THE ASSIGNMENT; UPON COMPLETION OF THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY PERIOD, THE PAY LEVEL SHALL INCREASE TO SDAP LEVEL- 5: RECRUITER CAREER RECRUITER
(2) MARINES ASSIGNED TO THE BELOW SDAP BILLETS SHALL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 3 FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS OF THE ASSIGNMENT; UPON COMPLETION OF THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY PERIOD, THE PAY LEVEL SHALL INCREASE TO SDAP LEVEL- 4: DRILL INSTRUCTOR (DI) HELO RESCUE SWIMMER
(3) MARINES ASSIGNED TO THE BELOW SDAP BILLETS SHALL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 2 FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS OF THE ASSIGNMENT; UPON COMPLETION OF THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY PERIOD, THE PAY LEVEL SHALL INCREASE TO SDAP LEVEL- 3: DI DUTY, 1STSGT (RECRUIT COMPANY) DI DUTY, 1STSGT (DI SCHOOL) DI DUTY, 1STSGT (OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL (OCS) LETTER COMPANY)SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR -(GENERAL /LIEUTENANT GENERAL RECRUITING DUTY, SGTMAJ (RECRUITING STATION)
(4) MARINES ASSIGNED TO THE BELOW SDAP BILLETS SHALL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 1 FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS OF THE ASSIGNMENT; UPON COMPLETION OF THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY PERIOD, THE PAY LEVEL SHALL INCREASE TO SDAP LEVEL- 2: MARINE COMBAT INSTRUCTOR DI DUTY, SGTMAJ (RECRUIT BATTTALION)DI DUTY, SGTMAJ (RECRUIT TRAINING REGIMENT)MARSOC - SPECIAL OPERATIONS CAPABILITY SPECIALIST MARINE COMBAT INSTRUCTOR, 1STSGT (INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION (ITB))MARINE COMBAT INSTRUCTOR, 1STSGT (ADVANCED INFANTRY TRAINING (AIT)MARINE COMBAT INSTRUCTOR, 1STSGT (MARINE COMBAT TRAINING(MCT))RECRUITING DUTY, SGTMAJ (RECRUITING DISTRICT)SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR (MAJOR GENERAL/BRIGADIER GENERAL/SES)
(5) MARINES ASSIGNED TO THE BELOW SDAP BILLETS SHALL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 1; THE PAY LEVEL SHALL NOT INCREASE UPON COMPLETION OF THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY PERIOD: MARINE CORPS EMBASSY SECURITY GUARD (MCESG) DI DUTY, SGTMAJ (OCS)DI DUTY, SGTMAJ (MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT) MARINE COMBAT INSTRUCTOR, SGTMAJ (MCT)MARINE COMBAT INSTRUCTOR, SGTMAJ (ITB) MARINE COMBAT INSTRUCTOR, SGTMAJ (AIT) RECRUITING DUTY, SGTMAJ (MARINE CORPS RECRUITING COMMAND)
(6) THE PAY LEVELS FOR ALL OTHER SDAP BILLETS SHALL REMAIN AS AUTHORIZED IN REF A.
C. THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES ARE PROVIDED TO CLARIFY THE GRANDFATHERING POLICY:
(1) PRE-1 OCT 2014 EXAMPLE: ON 15 FEB 2012, MARINE REPORTS INTO RECRUITING STATION TO BEGIN DUTY AS A RECRUITER(8411 BILLET) AND CONTINES IN THIS DUTY UNITL 15 FEB 2015. MARINE WILL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 6 (PRE-1 OCT 2014 PAY LEVEL)FOR THE ENTIRE TOUR.
(2) CONSECUTIVE TOURS EXAMPLE: SAME MARINE FROM THEPRE-1 OCT 2014 EXAMPLE ABOVE IS PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO A SECOND TOUR OF RECRUITING DUTY (8411 BILLET) IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FIRST TOUR. THE MARINE WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 6 (PRE-1 OCT 2014 LEVEL) FOR THE ENTIRE TOUR.
(3) BREAK-IN-TIME EXAMPLE: ON 1 JUN 2014, MARINE IS PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO DRILL INSTRUCTOR COMPANY 1STSGT DUTY(8999 BILLET). THE MARINE'S 3-YEAR TOUR ENDS AND IS PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO A NON-DRILL INSTRUCTOR COMPANY 1STSGT BILLET. AFTERWARDS, THE MARINE IS PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO DRILL INSTRUCTOR DUTY AS THE SGTMAJ OF RECRUIT TRAINING BATTALION(8999 BILLET). THE MARINE HAD A BREAK- IN-TIME BETWEEN SDAP BILLETS. AS A RESULT, THE MARINE WILL RECEIVE THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY SDAP LEVEL- 1 AND, AFTER 12 MONTHS IN THE BILLET,THE MARINE WILL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL-2.
(4) SWITCH ASSIGNMENT CATEGORY EXAMPLE: ON 1 MAY 2011, MARINE IS PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO DRILL INSTRUCTOR DUTY (0911 BILLET). THE MARINE RECEIVES SDAP LEVEL-5(PRE-1 OCT 2014 LEVEL) FOR THE ENTIRE TOUR. ON 1 DEC 2014, THE MARINE'S TOUR ENDS AND THE MARINE IS IMMEDIATELY PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO MCESG DUTY (8156 BILLET). THE MARINE SWITCHED SDAP ASSIGNMENT CATEGORIES. AS A RESULT, UPON REPORTING INTO MCESG, THE MARINE WOULD RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 1 (1 OCT 2014 PAY LEVEL)FOR THE DURATION OF THE TOUR.
(5) RECRUITER TO CAREER RECRUITER DUTY EXAMPLE:ON 15 SEP 2014, MARINE IS PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO RECRUITER DUTY(8411 BILLET). THE MARINE RECEIVES SDAP LEVEL-6 (PRE-1 OCT 2014 LEVEL) FOR THE ENTIRE TOUR. ON 15 SEP 2016, MARINE IS IMMEDIATELY PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO CAREER RECRUITER DUTY (8412 BILLET). MARINE WILL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 5 WHILE ASSIGNED TO THE 8412 BILLET. THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY SDAP LEVEL- 4 IS WAIVED. HOWEVER, HAD THIS SAME MARINE BEEN PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO A NON-RECRUITER BILLET FIRST AND THEN TO CAREER RECRUITER DUTY, THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY SDAP LEVEL- 4 WOULD APPLY. THIS WAIVER OF THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY PAY LEVEL SHALL NOT BE APPLIED TO ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE.
D. THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES ARE PROVIDED TO CLARIFY THE POLICY FOR MARINES WHO JOIN SDAP BILLETS ON OR AFTER 1 OCT 2014:
(1) INTRODUCTORY PAY LEVEL EXAMPLE: ON 1 NOV 2014, MARINE IS PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO DRILL INSTRUCTOR DUTY (0911 BILLET) IN PARRIS ISLAND. MARINE WILL RECEIVE THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY SDAP LEVEL- 3 AND AFTER 12 MONTHS IN THE BILLET, THE MARINE WILL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 4.
(2) CONSECUTIVE TOURS EXAMPLE: SAME MARINE FROM THE INTRODUCTORY PAY LEVEL EXAMPLE ABOVE IS IMMEDIATELY PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO DRILL INSTRUCTOR DUTY (0911 BILLET) IN SAN DIEGO. THE MARINE WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 4 FOR THE DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT. THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY SDAP LEVEL DOES NOT APPLY BECAUSE THE MARINE IS IN THE SAME SDAP ASSIGNMENT CATEGORY AND THERE WAS NOT A BREAK-IN-TIME BETWEEN SDAP BILLETS.
(3) BREAK-IN-TIME EXAMPLE: ON 1 JAN 2015, MARINE IS PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO MARINE COMBAT INSTRUCTOR DUTY. MARINE'S TOUR ENDS AND IS PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO A NON-COMBAT INSTRUCTOR DUTY BILLET. AFTERWARDS, MARINE IS PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO MARINE COMBAT INSTRUCTOR DUTY FOR A SECOND TOUR. MARINE WILL RECEIVE THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY SDAP LEVEL- 1 AND AFTER 12 MONTHS IN THE BILLET, THE MARINE WILL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 2.
(4) SWITCH ASSIGNMENT CATEGORY EXAMPLE: ON 1 DEC 2014,MARINE IS PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO HELICOPTER RESCUE SWIMMER DUTY. MARINE'S 3-YEAR TOUR ENDS AND IS IMMEDIATELY PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO DRILL INSTRUCTOR DUTY. MARINE WILL RECEIVE THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY SDAP LEVEL- 3 AND AFTER 12 MONTHS IN THE BILLET, THE MARINE WILL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL- 4.
(5) BILLET MOS REASSIGNMENT EXAMPLE: ON 1 MAY 2015, MARINE IS PERMANENTLY ASSIGNED TO RECRUITER DUTY (8411 BILLET). AFTERWARDS, MARINE'S TOUR ENDS AND IS IMMEDIATELY PERMANENTLY REASSIGNED TO CAREER RECRUITER DUTY (8412 BILLET). MARINE WILL RECEIVE THE 12-MONTH INTRODUCTORY SDAP LEVEL- 4 AND AFTER 12 MONTHS IN THE BILLET, THE MARINE WILL RECEIVE SDAP LEVEL-5.
4. UNIT DIARY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF SDAP WILL CHANGE WITH THE MODIFICATION OF TTC 223 013 TO INCLUDE THE REPORTING OF THE SDAP LEVEL. MCTFS ALSO WILL BE UPDATED TO AUTOMATICALLY INCREASE SDAP AFTER THE 12- MONTH PERIOD. CHANGES TO MCTFS PRIUM(USER GUIDE) PARAGRAPH 90201 WILL OCCUR WITH THE MCTFS SYSTEM CHANGES.
5. MARINES MUST MEET ALL OF THE INDIVIDUAL ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS IN REFERENCE A TO QUALIFY FOR SDAP.
6. THIS MESSAGE IS APPLICABLE TO THE TOTAL FORCE.
7. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LTGEN R. E. MILSTEAD JR. DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS.//