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Assignment Incentive Military Pay is the military's preferred way to
compensate troops from all services. Assignment Incentive Military Pay
is often paid to service members for unusual assignment circumstances.
Those service members who have involuntarily extended their tours in
Iraq and Kuwait combat zones receive an additional $200 in hardship duty
pay and another $800 in assignment incentive pay for a total of an
extra $1000 a month. Those service members in certain skills who have
served 12 months Iraq and Afghanistan and volunteer to agree to extend
their tours receive this assignment incentive military pay.
They receive additional pay for extensions including $900 per month
for a 12 month extension, $600 a month for a 6 month extension and $300 a
month for a three month extension. Service members with critical
intelligence skills will receive up to $1000 a month for each month's
extension. Service members in other areas such as South Korea may also
receive Assignment Incentive Military Pay for extensions of their tours.
The Assignment Incentive Military Pay Program has become extremely
popular and is the military's preferred way to compensate troops from
all of the services for certain unusual and extended assignments. The
pay cap was increased to $3000 a month Assignment Incentive Military Pay
is taxable unless in a combat zone.