The new special duty pay rates went into effect Oct. 1. The Air Force scrapped initial plans, outlined in a draft chart published on an internal Defense Department website in May, to reduce the rates for military training instructors, recruiters and airmen with a joint communications unit.

Special duty

New rate

Old rate

+/-

MTI (non-support)

$450

$450

same

MTI (support)

$375

$375

same

MTI (assigned to Officer Training School)

$300

$300

same

Strategic Debriefer

$300

$225 <6 mos

$300 6-12 mos

$375 12+ mos

+$75

same

-$75

Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialist (cert. instructors only-any location)

$150

$300 (certified)

$150 (noncertified)

$75 (some locations)

-$150

-$150

+$75

Academy Military Training NCO and MTI assigned to Air Force Acad.

$225

$225

same

Military Training Leader

$75

ADDED

NEW

AFSOC Special Missions Unit

$225<6 mos

$300 6-12 mos

$375 12+ mos

ADDED

NEW

AFSOC Special Missions Unit (0960330 & 0960328)

$75 <6 mos

$150 6-12 mos

$225 12+ mos

ADDED

NEW

Joint Communications Unit Fort Bragg (3DXXX)

$150 <6 mos

$225 6-12 mos

$300 12+ mos

$150

$225

$300

same

same

same

Special duty

New rate

Old rate

+/-

Courier

DELETED

$75

-$75

Recruiter (squadron level)

$450

$450

same

Recruiter (group/squadron training NCO or MEPS liaison)

$375

$375

same

Recruiter (operations NCO, ops supervisor, marketing NCO, schoolhouse instructors)

$300

$300

same

Enlisted Weapons Directors

$150

$225

-$75

Enlisted Weapons Directors (newly graduated)

$75

$150

-$75

Guardian Angel Operational Test Program (meets requirements)

$300

ADDED

NEW

Guardian Angel Operational Test Program (assigned to program)

$150

ADDED

NEW

Fuels Specialist

$150

$225

-$75

Test Parachute Program (6 months or more, phase 3 trained)

$300

$375

-$75

Defense Attaché

$150

$225

-$75

Air Traffic Controller

$225

$150 up to 12 mos.

$225 12+ mos

+$75

same

First Sergeant (at the First Sergeant Academy)

$75

ADDED

NEW

Airfield manager and deputy

DELETED

$75 deputy

$150 manager

-$75

-$150