R 031945Z FEB 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY, ASSIGNMENT INCENTIVE PAY, AND VOLUNTEER SUPPLEMENTAL INCENTIVE//
REF/A/MSGID: MSG/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA/R301210ZAUG20//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/ASN MRA/22 DECEMBER 2021//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/DFAS/MAY 2020//
NARR/REF A IS MARADMIN IS 629/20 SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY, ASSIGNMENT INCENTIVE PAYS, AND VOLUNTEER SUPPLEMENTAL INCENTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021. REF B IS THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS) MEMORANDUM, ASSIGNMENT INCENTIVE PAY, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY AND VOLUNTEER SUPPLEMENTAL INCENTIVE IN SUPPORT OF MARINES FILLING CERTAIN SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS. REF C IS DOD 7000.14R, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION, VOL 7A, CHAPTER 2.//
POC/A.N. HARGIS/CIV/M&RA(MPO)/TEL: 703-784-9386/EMAIL: ALAN.HARGIS@USMC.MIL//
POC/M. ERVINE /MAJ/M&RA(MPO)/TEL: 703-784-9386/EMAIL: MATTHEW.ERVINE@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Purpose. To provide an update to reference (a) in accordance with reference (b).
2. Background. Reference (a) established the monetary incentives for special duty assignment (SDA) and type-one (T1) screenable billets for Fiscal Year 2021. Reference (b) authorizes the continued use of special duty assignment pay (SDAP), assignment incentive pay (AIP), and voluntary supplemental incentives (VSI) through the end of calendar year 2023.
3. Action. Effective 1 January 2022, the changes described herein go into effect and all other incentives and administrative guidance in reference (a) remain valid and current.
3.A. Policy period. The guidance contained herein and in reference (a) shall remain in effect until 31 December 2023 or superseded, whichever occurs first.
3.B. Monetary Incentives.
3.B.1. Marine Security Guard (MSG) Detachment Commander. Marines with AMOS 8156 and assigned to an 8156 billet are authorized SDAP 150 dollars per month and AIP 150 dollars per month. Marines may elect to receive a 4,900 dollar lump sum AIP for a 36-month tour in lieu of the monthly AIP payments of 150 dollars. Marines who volunteer for a MSG Detachment Commander class are eligible for a 10,000 dollar VSI. Marines who volunteered for a 24-month second tour are eligible for 6,700 dollar VSI.
3.B.2. Combat Instructors (AMOS 0913). Marines with AMOS 0913 and assigned to 0913 billet at the School of Infantry are authorized AIP 300 dollars per month or 9,800 dollars lump AIP for a 36-month tour. Combat Instructors who joined the 0913 billet prior to 1 January 2022 and were paid a lump sum AIP, shall be paid AIP 150 dollars per month beginning on 1 January 2022 for the remainder of their tour. In the event their tour exceeds the duration of the lump sum agreement, the Combat Instructor shall be paid AIP 300 dollars per month for the remaining months of the tour. Whereas Combat Instructors who did not elect lump sum AIP, shall be paid AIP 300 dollars per month beginning 1 January 2022. For example, if a Marine was assigned to a 0913 billet on 1 November 2020 for a 36-month tour. The Marine elected and was paid AIP in the form of a lump sum payment pursuant to a two year AIP agreement ending on 31 October 2022. In this example, the Marine would keep the lump sum payment and would receive additional payments of AIP 150 dollars per month from 1 January 2022 through 31 October 2022. Beginning on 1 November 2022, the Marine would then receive AIP 300 dollars per month through the end of his/her tour (i.e., 31 October 2023).
3.B.3. Special Operations Capability Specialist (SOCS). Marines with AMOS 8071, in the grade of E3 or higher, and who are filling a 8071, 8002, or 5812 billet are authorized 150 dollars per month or a 7,700 dollar lump sum AIP for a 60-month tour.
3.B.4. Drill Instructor (AMOS 0911). Marines with AMOS 0911 and assigned to 0911 billets at Marine Corps Recruit Depots, Officer Candidate School at Quantico, VA or Newport, RI, or United States Naval Academy (USNA)(UIC MS5108) are authorized SDAP 150 dollars per month and AIP 150 dollars per month. Marines may elect to receive a 4,900 dollar lump sum AIP for a 36-month tour in lieu of the monthly AIP payments of 150 dollars. Marines who volunteer for a Drill Instructor class are eligible for 10,000 dollar VSI. Marines who volunteer for a 24-month, second tour are eligible for 6,700 dollar VSI. Marines who volunteer for and are selected via the Assistance Marine Officer Board to serve a 36-month, second tour Drill Instructor in a 0911 BMOS at the USNA (UIC MS5108) are eligible for the 10,000 dollar VSI. Such selection must be for the assignment at USNA that begins on or after 1 October 2022.
3.C.1. The changes described in the subparagraphs of 3.B will occur systematically within the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS) for those Marines who are currently serving in designated billets. However, local administrative action and/or unit diary reporting is required to implement these changes for Marines who join one of the billets concerned after the end of January’s update and extract date.
3.C.2. Lump sum AIP. For non-PMOS assignments (e.g., Drill Instructor, Recruiter, etc.), the number of months pledged in the lump sum AIP agreement can be less than but cannot exceed the tour length for the assignment or the Marine’s End of Active Service (EAS), whichever occurs first. Whereas Marines who are serving in PMOS assignments (e.g., Career Recruiter, Critical Skill Operators, etc.) can agree, in the lump sum agreement, to serve beyond the tour length but cannot exceed their EAS.
3.C.3. VSI. Marines who volunteered for a 24-month, second tour SDA and extend their tour to a 36-month tour are not eligible for an increase of VSI payment from 6,700 to 10,000 dollars.
3.C.4. Per reference (c), Marines who do not serve in the assignment for the number of months specified in the lump sum agreement shall repay the unearned, prorated portion of the lump sum AIP and/or VSI payment. However, the repayment of the unearned, prorated portion of the lump sum payment shall not be required if the Marine is unable to complete the agreement due to circumstances reasonably beyond the Marine’s control and not a result of the Marine’s misconduct. Commanders (O-6 or higher) of such Marines must determine whether the circumstances of not completing the agreement are reasonably beyond the Marine’s control and meet one of the authorized circumstances (e.g., death, retirement or separation due to a combat-related operation or disability, etc.) in Table 2-1 of reference (c). The authority to make such determinations should be used prudently. This decision must be documented, communicated to the Personnel Administration Center or local reporting unit, posted to the Marine’s Official Military Personnel File, and the appropriate diary transaction completed prior to the Marine’s transfer from the command.
4. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Total Force.
5. Release authorized by LtGen David A. Ottignon, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs//