US State Code:United States CodeTITLE 37 - PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES


In addition to the definitions in sections 1-5 of title 1, the following definitions apply in this title: (1) The term ''United States'', in a geographic sense, means ...


(a) For the purpose of computing their basic pay, commissioned officers of the uniformed services (other than commissioned warrant officers) are assigned by the grade or rank in...


An officer of the Coast Guard holding a permanent appointment in the grade of rear admiral (lower half) on the retired list, and who in time of war or national emergency has...


(a)(1) The rates of monthly basic pay for members of the uniformed services within each pay grade are those prescribed in accordance with section 1009 of this title or as otherwise ...


(a) The following persons are entitled to the basic pay of the pay grade to which assigned or distributed, in accordance with their years of service computed under section 205 of...


(a) Subject to subsections (b) and (c), for the purpose of computing the basic pay of a member of a uniformed service, his years of service are computed by adding - (1)...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, and to the extent provided for by appropriations, a member of the National Guard or a member of a reserve component of...


(a) The leader of the Army Band is entitled to the basic pay of a captain in the Army. (b) The leader of the United States Navy Band is entitled to the basic pay of a...


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(a) Senior ROTC Members in Advanced Training. - (1)Except when on active duty, a member of the Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps who is selected for advance training...


(a) A noncommissioned officer of an armed force who, immediately following the completion of service as the senior enlisted member of that armed force, is placed on terminal...


(a) Definition. - In this section, the term ''member'' means - (1) a member of the uniformed services serving on active duty; and (2) a member of the Ready Reserve...


(a) Subject to regulations prescribed by the President, a member of a uniformed service who is entitled to basic pay is also entitled to incentive pay, in the amount set forth...


(a)(1) Subject to regulations prescribed by the President, a member of a uniformed service who is entitled to basic pay is also entitled to aviation career incentive pay in the...


(a) Bonus Authorized. - An aviation officer described in subsection (b) who, during the period beginning on January 1, 1989, and ending on December 31, 2001, executes a...


(a)(1) Subject to regulations prescribed by the President, a member of the naval service who is entitled to basic pay, and (A) holds (or is in training leading to) a submarine...


(a) Bonus Authorized. - (1) A medical officer described in subsection (b) who executes a written agreement to remain on active duty for two, three, or four years after completion...


(a) Bonus Authorized. - (1) A dental officer described in subsection (b) who executes a written agreement to remain on active duty for two, three, or four years after completion...


(a) Variable, Additional, and Board Certification Special Pay. - (1) An officer who is an officer of the Medical Corps of the Army or the Navy or an officer of the Air...


(a) Regular Special Pay. - Each of the following officers is entitled to special pay at the rate of $100 a month for each month of active duty: (1) A commissioned officer - ...


(a) Variable, Additional, and Board Certification Special Pay. - (1) An officer who - (A) is an officer of the Dental Corps of the Army or the Navy or an officer of the...


(a) Public Health Service Corps. - A member who is - (1) an officer in the Regular or Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service and is designated as a psychologist; and ...


(a) Accession Bonus Authorized. - (1) A person who is a registered nurse and who, during the period beginning on November 29, 1989, and ending on December 31, 2001, executes...


(a) Special Pay Authorized. - (1) An officer described in subsection (b)(1) who, during the period beginning on November 29, 1989, and ending on December 31, 2001, executes a...


(a) Eligible for Special Pay. - A health care officer described in subsection (b) shall be eligible for special pay under section 302, 302a, 302b, 302c, 302e, or 303 of this...


(a) Special Pay Authorized. - An officer of a reserve component of the armed forces described in subsection (b) who executes a written agreement under which the officer agrees...


(a) Accession Bonus Authorized. - (1) A person who is a graduate of an accredited dental school and who, during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this section,...


(a) Army, Navy, and Air Force Pharmacy Officers. - Under regulations prescribed pursuant to section 303a of this title, the Secretary of the military department concerned may,...


(a) Accession Bonus Authorized. - A person who is a graduate of an accredited pharmacy school and who, during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of the Floyd D....


(a) Monthly Special Pay. - Each of the following officers is entitled to special pay at the rate of $100 a month for each month of active duty: (1) A commissioned officer - ...


(a) The Secretary of Defense, with respect to the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, with respect to the Public Health Service, shall...


(a) Certification Interrupted by Contingency Operation. - A member of the armed forces described in subsection (b) who completes the board certification or...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a member of a uniformed service who is entitled to basic pay is entitled to special pay, in the amount set forth...


(a) Special Pay Authorized. - A member of a uniformed service who is entitled to basic pay may be paid special pay under this section at a monthly rate not to exceed $300 while...


(a) Availability of Special Pay. - A member of a uniformed service who is entitled to basic pay is also entitled, while on sea duty, to special pay at the applicable rate...


(a) The Secretary concerned may designate positions of unusual responsibility which are of a critical nature to an armed force under his jurisdiction and may pay special pay,...


Not more than nine members of the armed forces, including members detailed to international military headquarters, may be paid pay and allowances at rates referred to in...


(a) An enlisted member who is entitled to basic pay and is performing duties which have been designated under subsection (b) as extremely difficult or as involving an unusual...


(a)(1) A member of a uniformed service who - (A) has completed at least 17 months of continuous active duty (other than for training) but not more than fourteen years of ...


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(a) Authority and Eligibility Requirements. - An enlisted member of a reserve component who - (1) has completed less than 14 years of total military service; and ...


(a) Any person who enlists in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve of an armed force, is a graduate of a secondary school, and has never previously served in an armed force...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, or the Secretary of Transportation with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy,...


(a) The Secretary concerned may pay a bonus for reserve affiliation to any person - (1) who - (A) is serving on active duty, has 180 days or less remaining ...


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(a) An eligible person who enlists in a combat or combat support skill of an element (other than the Selected Reserve) of the Ready Reserve of an armed force for a term of...


(a)(1) An eligible person who is or has been a member of an armed force and who reenlists, enlists, or voluntarily extends an enlistment in a combat or combat support skill of...


(a) Authority and Eligibility Requirements. - (1) A person who is a former enlisted member of an armed force who enlists in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve of an armed...


(a) Bonus Authorized; Bonus Amount. - A person who enlists in an armed force for a period of at least 2 years may be paid a bonus in an amount not to exceed $20,000. The bonus may...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, a member of a uniformed service may be paid special pay at the rate of $150 for any month in which he was entitled...


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(a) Under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy, an officer of the naval service who - (1) is entitled to basic pay; (2) has the current...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, an enlisted member of the naval service who - (1) is entitled to basic pay; (2) is currently qualified...


(a)(1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy, an individual who is selected for officer naval nuclear power training and who executes a written agreement...


(a)(1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy, an officer of the naval service who - (A) is entitled to basic pay; (B) is not above the pay grade O-6; ...


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(a) Covered Members. - This section applies with respect to an enlisted member of an armed force who - (1) is entitled to basic pay; (2) has a specialty that is...


(a) In this section, the term ''engineering or scientific duty'' means service performed by an officer - (1) that requires an engineering or science degree; and (2)...


(a) A member of the uniformed services - (1) who is entitled to basic pay under section 204 of this title; (2) who has been certified by the Secretary concerned within ...


(a) Certification Interrupted by Contingency Operation. - (1) A member of the armed forces described in subsection (b) shall be paid special pay under section 316 of this title...


(a) Bonus Authorized. - An officer described in subsection (b) who executes a written agreement to remain on active duty in a critical acquisition position for at least one year...


(a) Special Warfare Officer Defined. - In this section, the term ''special warfare officer'' means an officer of a uniformed service who - (1) is qualified for a...


(a) Eligible Surface Warfare Officer Defined. - In this section, the term ''eligible surface warfare officer'' means an officer of the Regular Navy or Naval Reserve on active duty...


(a) Eligible Career Enlisted Flyer Defined. - In this section, the term ''eligible career enlisted flyer'' means an enlisted member of the armed forces who - (1) is...


(a) Eligible Judge Advocate Defined. - In this section, the term ''eligible judge advocate'' means an officer of the armed forces on full-time active duty who - (1)...


(a) Availability of Bonus. - The Secretary concerned shall pay a bonus under this section to an eligible career bonus member if the member - (1) elects to receive the...


(a) Retention Bonus Authorized. - An officer or enlisted member of the armed forces who is serving on active duty and is qualified in a designated critical military skill may be...


(a) Dependent Defined. - In this chapter, the term ''dependent'', with respect to a member of a uniformed service, means the following persons: (1) The spouse of the member. ...


(a) Entitlement to Allowance. - (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) or otherwise provided by law, each member of a uniformed service who is entitled to basic pay is entitled to...


(a) Supplemental Allowance Required. - (1) The Secretary concerned shall increase the basic allowance for subsistence to which a member of the armed forces described in subsection...


(a) General Entitlement. - (1) Except as otherwise provided by law, a member of a uniformed service who is entitled to basic pay is entitled to a basic allowance for housing at...


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(a) Payment Authorized. - The Secretary concerned may pay a cost-of-living allowance to the eligible members of a uniformed service under the jurisdiction of the Secretary. ...


(a) Except as provided in subsection (f) and under regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of a uniformed service is entitled to travel and...


(a) Payment or Reimbursement of Subsistence Expenses. - (1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of a uniformed service who is ordered to make a...


(a) Per Diem Authorized. - Without regard to the monetary limitation of this title, the Secretary concerned may pay a per diem to a member of the uniformed services who is on...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, when dependents of members of the uniformed services are authorized or ordered to depart by competent authority,...


(a)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a member of a uniformed service who is ordered to make a change of permanent station is entitled to transportation in kind, reimbursement ...


Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of a uniformed service is entitled to travel and transportation allowances under section 404 of this...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a member of the uniformed services who is on permanent duty aboard a ship which is being overhauled or inactivated...


(a) Allowance Authorized. - (1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a member of the uniformed services who is assigned to permanent duty aboard a ship that...


(a) Eligibility for Primary Dislocation Allowance. - (1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a member of a uniformed service described in paragraph (2)...


(a) A member of a uniformed service may be directed, by regulations of the head of the department or agency in which he is serving, to procure transportation necessary for...


(a)(1) A member, or in the case of a member's death, the member's dependent, who would otherwise be entitled to transportation of baggage and household effects under section 406...


(a) The following persons are entitled to such travel and transportation allowances provided by section 404 of this title as prescribed by the Secretaries concerned - ...


(a) For the administration of sections 404(a), (b), and (d)-(f), 404a, 405, 405a, 406(a)-(f), 407, 409, and 410 of this title, the Secretaries concerned shall prescribe...


(a) Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of a uniformed service is entitled to travel and transportation allowances for travel from his place...


(a)(1) Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of a uniformed service stationed outside the 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia...


(a) Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of a uniformed service who is serving at a duty station outside the United States in an...


(a) Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, transportation in accordance with subsection (b) may be provided for a member of a uniformed service and...


(a) Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of a uniformed service who is performing temporary duty away from his permanent duty station (or...


(a) Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, round trip travel and transportation allowances may be provided the dependents of a member who dies while...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a member of a uniformed service who - (1) is stationed outside the United States; and (2) voluntarily...


(a)(1) Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, transportation described in subsection (c) may be provided for not more than two family members of a...


(a) Reimbursement Authority. - Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department may reimburse eligible Department of Defense...


Appropriations of the Department of Defense that are available for travel may not, without the approval of the Secretary concerned or his designee, be used for expenses incident...


The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are entitled to the allowances provided by law for the Chief of Staff of the Army. ...


(a) Allowance for Officers Serving in Certain Ranks or Positions. - In addition to other pay or allowances authorized by this title, an officer who is entitled to basic pay...


(a) Subject to subsection (b), an officer of an armed force is entitled to an initial allowance of not more than $400 as reimbursement for the purchase of required uniforms...


(a) In addition to the allowance provided by section 415 of this title, a reserve officer of an armed force, an officer of the Army or the Air Force without specification...


(a) Subject to standards, policies, and procedures prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of each military department may prescribe regulations that he...


(a) The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Transportation, with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, may prescribe the quantity...


Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, an officer of an armed force who is assigned to a permanent duty station at a location outside the United States may be...


(a) Section 717 of title 10 does not authorize the payment of allowances at higher rates than those provided for participation in military activities not covered by that section. ...


A member of a uniformed service may not be paid an increased allowance under this chapter, on account of a dependent, for any period during which that dependent is entitled to...


(a) A cadet at the United States Military Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, or the Coast Guard Academy, or a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, is entitled...


A payment of an allowance, based on a purported marriage, that is made under this chapter, under the Career Compensation Act of 1949, or under the Pay Readjustment Act of 1942,...


(a) The leader of the Army Band is entitled to the allowances of a captain in the Army. (b) The leader of the United State Navy Band is entitled to the allowances of...


While on concert tours approved by the President, the members of the United States Navy Band and the United States Marine Corps Band do not forfeit allowances. ...


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(a) Entitlement to Allowance. - (1) In addition to any allowance or per diem to which he otherwise may be entitled under this title a member of a uniformed service with dependents...


In addition to other pay or allowances authorized by law, and under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member who is assigned to recruiting duties for...


Under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, a member of a uniformed service whose permanent station is outside the United States may be allowed transportation...


(a) Under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, a member of a uniformed service who - (1) is assigned a permanent duty station outside the ...


(a) The Secretary of Defense may provide to members of the armed forces described in subsection (e) allowances and benefits comparable to those provided by the Secretary of State...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a member of a uniformed service may be provided round trip transportation and travel allowances for travel performed or...


(a) Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of the Ready Reserve who is not a member of the National Guard or of the Selected Reserve is...


(a) Reimbursement of Reasonable Subsistence Costs. - Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of the armed forces may be reimbursed for...


(a) Allowance Authorized. - The Secretary concerned may authorize payment of an allowance to a member of the Ready Reserve for any day on which the member performs at least two...


(a) Per Diem Required. - The Secretary of the military department concerned shall pay a high-deployment per diem allowance to a member of the armed forces under the...


(a) In this section, the term ''discharge'' means - (1) in the case of an enlisted member, separation or release from active duty under honorable conditions, termination of an ...


(a) A member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who is absent because of sickness or wounds, or who...


(a) A member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who is absent without leave or over leave, forfeits all...


This chapter does not apply to cadets at the United States Military Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the Coast Guard Academy, midshipmen at the United States...


In this chapter: (1) The term ''dependent'', with respect to a member of a uniformed service, means - (A) his spouse; (B) his unmarried child (including...


(a) A member of a uniformed service who is on active duty or performing inactive-duty training, and who is in a missing status, is - (1) for the period he is in that...


(a) Notwithstanding the end of the period for which it was made, an allotment, including one for the purchase of United States savings bonds, made by a member of a uniformed...


(a) In this section, ''household and personal effects'' and ''household effects'' may include, in addition to other authorized weight allowances, one privately owned motor...


(a) Except as provided in subsection (d), when a member of a uniformed service entitled to pay and allowances under section 552 of this title has been in a missing status, and...


(a) The Secretary concerned, or his designee, may make any determination necessary to administer this chapter and, when so made, it is conclusive as to - (1) death or...


(a) The Secretary concerned, or his designee, may settle the account of - (1) a member of a uniformed service for whose account payments have been made under sections...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a Federal income tax return of, or the payment of a Federal income tax by, a member of a uniformed service who, at the time the return...


(a) In this section: (1) The term ''captive status'' means a missing status of a member of the uniformed services which, as determined by the President, arises because...


This chapter applies to - (1) members of a uniformed service who are on active duty (other than for training) or who are on a retired list of that service; and ...


(a) Active duty pay and allowances, amounts due for accrued or accumulated leave, or retired or retainer pay, that are otherwise payable to a member to whom this chapter applies...


The Secretary concerned and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall prescribe regulations necessary to carry out this chapter. ...


The determination as to the person authorized to receive a payment under section 602 of this title is final and is not subject to review by an official of the United States or...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the military department concerned, a commissioned officer of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps may transfer or assign...


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Members of the Coast Guard may, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation, make allotments from their pay and allowances. ...


Commissioned officers of the Public Health Service who are on active duty may, under regulations prescribed by the President, make allotments from their pay. ...


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Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Commerce, commissioned officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may make allotments or assignments of...


(a) The Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Air Force, as the case may be, may allow a member of the National Guard who is not on active duty to make allotments from his...


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A member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, on active duty who is absent from his regular duties for a continuous period of more than one day because of disease that...


A commissioned officer of the Army or the Air Force who is dropped from the rolls under section 1161(b) of title 10 for absence without authority for three months forfeits all pay...


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In time of war, an officer of an armed force who is serving with troops operating against an enemy and who exercises, under assignment in orders issued by competent authority,...


(a) When the accounts of the disbursing officer of a naval vessel are lost as a result of the destruction of the vessel, his return for the last month may, unless there is...


A retired member or former member of a uniformed service, or a member of the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, who is serving on active duty is entitled to the pay...


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(a) A reserve officer who is promoted under chapter 1405 of title 10 to a grade above lieutenant (junior grade) in the Naval Reserve or above first lieutenant in the Marine...


A member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, as the case may be, who extends his enlistment under section 509 of title 10 is entitled to the same pay...


(a) An enlisted member who accepts an appointment as an officer shall, for service as an officer, be paid the greater of - (1) the pay and allowances to which he is entitled...


(a) Congressional Consent. - Subject to subsection (b), Congress consents to the following persons accepting civil employment (and compensation for that employment) for which...


(a) A Secretary of a military department may not prescribe a regulation under this title or any other law, relating to the pay and allowances of members of an armed force under...


(a) A member of the National Guard, or of a reserve component of a uniformed service, may, with his consent, be given additional training or other duty as provided by law,...


Chapters 3 and 5 and sections 402-407, 409-411, and 414 of this title apply equally to persons who are not serving as members of a uniformed service but whose pay or allowances,...


A member of a uniformed service who is entitled to pay and allowances under this title for a continuous period of less than one month is entitled to his pay and allowances for...


Members of the Army and of the Air Force shall be paid at such times that arrears will at no time be more than two months, unless circumstances make further arrears unavoidable. ...


(a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a member of a uniformed service may be paid in advance - (1) not more than three months' pay of such member upon...


(a) The pay of an officer of an armed force may be withheld, under section 5512 of title 5, only for an indebtedness to the United States admitted by the officer or shown by...


(a) The President shall direct an annual review of the adequacy of the pays and allowances authorized by this title for members of the uniformed services. (b) Whenever...


(a) Adjustment Required. - Whenever the General Schedule of compensation for Federal classified employees, as contained in section 5332 of title 5, is adjusted upward as provided...


An officer of a uniformed service who is promoted to a grade above second lieutenant or ensign is entitled to the pay and allowances of the grade to which promoted on the...


(a) The Secretary of Defense shall, by regulation, establish rates for meals sold at messes to officers, civilians, and enlisted members. Such rates shall be established at a...


Amounts appropriated for the pay, under subsections (a), (b), and (d) of section 206, section 301(f), section 402(e), and section 1002 of this title, of enlisted members of the...


Any benefit or payment pursuant to section 559 of this title, or section 1032 or 1095a or chapter 110 of title 10, shall be paid out of funds available to the Secretary concerned...


(a) Amounts of basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and other payments of military compensation (other than travel and transportation...


Not later than December 1 of each year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report that sets forth the Secretary's assessment of the effects that the improvements...




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