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2018 military allowances, incentives, bonuses and special pay. Many military members qualify for special pays and incentives that are part of the service’s recruitment and retention efforts. Some compensate members for assignment to hazardous or difficult duty conditions.

  • Basic Pay Charts – See link for pay charts
    • Effective January 1, 2018
  • BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates – See link for rates
    • Effective January 1, 2018
  • BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) RC/Transient aka Non-Locality BAH Rates – See link for rates
    • Effective January 1, 2018
  • BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence) Rates – See link for rates
    • Effective January 1, 2018
  • Military Clothing (Uniform) Allowance Rates – See link for rates
    • Effective October 1, 2018
  • Aviation Incentive, Bonus and Critical Skills Pay – See link for rates
  • Drill Pay – See link for rates
    • Effective January 1, 2018
  • Monthly Career Sea Pay—(Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps Air Force, Army service members) – See link for rates
    • Effective January 1, 2018
  • Dislocation Allowance
    • Effective January 1, 2018
  • Family Separation Allowance:
    • All Pay Grades: $250.00 per month
  • Family Subsistence Supplemental:
    • All Pay Grades
    • Not to Exceed $1,100.00
    • Allowance (Effective October 1, 2010)
  • Personal Money Allowance (Monthly Amount)
      • While serving as Chairman or Vice Chairman of the JCS, or Army or Air Force CS, CNO, or CMC: $333.33
      • Senior Member of the Military Staff Committee of the U.N.: $225.00
      • General or Admiral: $183.33
      • Lieutenant General Vice Admiral: $41.67
      • Senior Enlisted Member of a Military Service: $166.67
  • Incentive and Special Pays
    • Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay (Non-Crew Member/All Grades): $150
    • HDIP (Parachute, Flight Deck, Demolition, & Others/All Grades): $150
      • Member Qualified for HALO Pay: $225
    • Imminent Danger Pay/Hostile Fire Pay: $225
    • Combat Zone Tax Exclusion
        • Basic pay for the Sergeant Major of the Army, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Master Chief Petty Office of the Coast Guard, Senior Enlisted Advisor of the JCS or Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau basic pay is $8,361. Combat Zone Tax Exclusion for O-1 and above is based on this basic pay rate plus HFP/IDP ($225).

Submarine Duty Incentive Pay

Cumulative Years of Service
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Pay Grade2 or lessOver 2Over 3Over 4Over 6Over 8Over 10Over 14Over 16Over 18

Submarine Duty Incentive Pay for O-7 through O-10 is $355.00.

Health Professional Officer (HPO) Special & Incentive Pay Plan
Effective October 1, 2016
Critical Wartime Skill Accession Bonus
Medical Specialty4-year Obligation
Aerospace Medicine$180,000
Diagnostic Radiology$364,000
Emergency Medicine$276,000
Family Practice$252,000
General Surgery$400,000
Internal Medicine$240,000
Preventive Medicine$220,000
Pulmonary Medicine$292,000
Vascular Surgery$400,000
Dental Specialty4-year Obligation
Comprehensive Dentistry$300,000
General Dentistry$150,000
Oral & Maxilofacial Surgery$300,000


Accession Bonus
Effective October 1, 2016
Specialty3-year Obligation4-year Obligation
Physician Assistant$37,500$60,000
Public Health Officer (Air Force)$22,500$40,000
Social Worker$18,750$30,000
Veterinary Officer$0$20,000

BOARD CERTIFICATION PAY (BCP) 1-year rate (prorated monthly): $6,000

NOTE: General/Flag Officers at the rank of O-7 and above, that meet the eligibility
Pediatrics 220,000 criteria, are eligible for the HPO BCP.

There are more than 60 special and incentive pays. All other special and incentive pay can be found at the DFAS Special and Incentive Pay website.

Thad William Allen (born January 16, 1949) is a former United States Coast Guardadmiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely praised[1][2][3] performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006, and for his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Robert J. Papp, Jr. succeeded him as Commandant on May 25, 2010, in a change of command ceremony.

In his four decades of service, Allen has held operational command both at sea and ashore, conducting missions to support the maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship interests of the nation. He served aboard USCGC Androscoggin (WHEC-68), and USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721) and commanded USCGC Citrus (WLB-300). He performed dual roles as commanding officer of Group Long Island Sound and Captain of the Port, and he commanded Group Atlantic City and LORANStation Lampang, Thailand[4] from 1974 to 1975.[5] He also commanded the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami and the Atlantic Area in Portsmouth, Virginia.[6]

Allen remained on active duty for 36 days after being succeeded as commandant while serving as Deepwater Horizon National Incident Commander. He officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but continued to serve as National Incident Commander for an additional three months. He has worked as an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton since November 2011.[7]

Early life and education[edit]

Allen was born in Tucson, Arizona, the son of retired U.S. Coast Guard chiefdamage controlman and World War II veteran Clyde and Mrs. Wilma Allen.[4] Allen is a 1967 graduate of Palo Verde High School in Tucson. His family moved frequently during his childhood with his father's assignments. He attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, where he was a standout football player, graduating in 1971.[8] He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from George Washington University and a Master's degree in Management (S.M.) from the MIT Sloan School of Management as a Sloan Fellow.[4]


United States Coast Guard[edit]

Allen was the last commanding officer of LORAN Station Lampang, Thailand. Station Lampang was part of the LORAN chain first put into use as part of “Operation Tight Reign” in support of military operations in the Vietnam War.

Flag officer[edit]

Allen's first assignment as a flag officer was as Director of Resources at Coast Guard Headquarters then Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, where he directed all operations in the Southeastern United States and Caribbean. Following that assignment he served as Commander, Atlantic Area and U.S. Maritime Defense Zone Atlantic. In this capacity he oversaw all Coast Guard operations on the U.S. East Coast, Gulf Coast, and Great Lakes in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Allen served as the U.S. Coast Guard's Chief of Staff from May 2002 until May 2006. As Chief of Staff, Allen was third in the Coast Guard's command structure, and was commanding officer of Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.[4]

Allen is a member of the Coast Guard Academy Board of Trustees. He was also the director of the bureaucratic transition of the Coast Guard from the Department of Transportation to the Department of Homeland Security.

Hurricane Katrina[edit]

On September 5, 2005, while serving as Coast Guard Chief of Staff, Allen was appointed deputy to Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael D. Brown by Homeland Security SecretaryMichael Chertoff, and placed in charge of Hurricane Katrina search-and-rescue and recovery efforts. Former colleagues interviewed after the announcement praised Allen as well-suited to the task.[2]

On September 9, 2005, Allen was given full command of the Bush administration's Hurricane Katrina onsite relief efforts. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff elevated Allen following the removal of Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael D. Brown from that position. Allen announced on January 25 that he would be relieved of this responsibility on January 27, 2006.[9]

Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard[edit]

Allen assumed the duties of the 23rd Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on May 25, 2006.[6] He was appointed to a four-year term by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate.[10] Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. succeeded him as Commandant on May 25, 2010, in a change of command ceremony.[11]

Deepwater Horizon oil spill[edit]

On April 30, 2010, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that Allen would serve as the National Incident Commander for the federal government's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.[12] Even after his end of service as Commandant on May 25, 2010, Allen remained on active duty to continue serving as National Incident Commander through September of that year, which allowed the Coast Guard to have two active duty four-star admirals serving simultaneously for the first time in Coast Guard history.[13]

On June 30, 2010, Allen officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. His official U.S. Coast Guard portrait, painted by artist Michele Rushworth was unveiled at that time at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

He continued to serve as the Deepwater Horizon National Incident Commander as a Department of Homeland Security official until October 1, 2010, when that billet was disestablished.[14]

RAND Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton[edit]

In October 2010, Allen joined the RAND Corporation as a senior fellow.[15] On November 28, 2011, Booz Allen Hamilton named Allen a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. Allen joined the firm's Justice and Homeland Security business and will lead development of thought leadership and client engagement regarding the direction of law enforcement and homeland security.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Allen resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife Pamela A. Hess, whom he married in October 1975. They have three children and two grandchildren.[6] He was elected a National Academy of Public Administration (United States) Fellow in 2003.[6]

Allen's civilian awards include the 2006 Strategic Vision Award by the Global Strategy Institute (GSI) of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In 2009, he was awarded the Admiral Of The Ocean Sea Award (AOTOS) from the United Seaman's Service and the 2009 Business Achievement Award given by Beta Gamma Sigma, the academic honor society affiliated with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. He was nominated for this award by the United States Coast Guard Academy.[17] Allen, in May 2013, also received an honorary doctorate in public service from the George Washington University.[18]

Allen is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council.[19]

Awards and decorations[edit]

See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Thad Allen.


External links[edit]

  • Harvard Business Review Podcast: Leading Through a Major Crisis
  • new unified command, Cdr.: ADM (Ret.) Thad Allen
  • Coast Guard chief takes over relief effort, CNN, September 9, 2005
  • Thad Allen to lead Katrina recovery effort, Marine September 9, 2005
  • President Bush announces his intention to nominate Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen to be the next Commandant of the Coast Guard, White House press release, January 9, 2006
  • Coast Guard FAQ
  • America's Best Leaders, US News & World Report, October, 2006
  • Allen, Thad (18 August 2010). "Current Affairs : Thad Allen; 2010 "Deepwater Horizon" Gulf of Mexico oil spill". Charlie Rose (Interview). New York City: WNET. Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
Allen and his crewmen in August 1975 (front row, second from the right).
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  2. ^ ab"Coast Guard's Chief of Staff To Assist FEMA Head Brown", Washington Post, September 7, 2005
  3. ^Transcript of C-Span interviewArchived 13 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ abcdOfficial biography, U.S. Coast Guard website
  5. ^"Loran Station Lampang." Loran History Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 July 2010. <>.
  6. ^ abcd"Impact of Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations"(PDF). Summary Report. National Ice Center and United States Arctic Research Commission. 2007. p. 56. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  7. ^"Booz Allen Names Admiral Thad Allen as Senior Vice President," Booz Allen Hamilton website, Nov 28, 2011: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  8. ^White, Josh (2005-09-07). "Coast Guard's Chief of Staff To Assist FEMA Head Brown". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  9. ^Speech at Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C, January 25, 2006
  10. ^Commandant's Corner, USCG Website
  11. ^Papp Nominated To Be Next Coast Guard Commandant
  12. ^Thad Allen named National Incident Commander for Deepwater Horizon spill
  13. ^Change of Command: Commandant of the Coast Guard
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  17. ^"Ethical Business Leadership"Archived 14 April 2013 at in Beta Gamma Sigma International Exchange, Vol. 8 No. 2 (2009 Summer), p. 3.
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  19. ^"Homeland Security Advisory Council Members". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  20. ^ abNavy Times dated 25 May 2010
  21. ^Washington Post dated May 11, 2006
  22. ^Gold award star per COMDTINST M1650.25D, Table 1


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