Sunday, January 5, 2014
Imminent Danger Pay Rules Changed by Pentagon
The Pentagon has announced changes to the rules for receipt of "Imminent Danger Pay". The new rules will go into effect on June 1, 2014. This is a result of an in-depth assessment by the combatant commands and in coordination with the Joint Staff and military services. Imminent Danger Pay is provided to military service personnel who are exposed to the threat of physical harm due to civil insurrection, civil war, terrorism or wartime conditions. Some of the locations that no longer will receive danger pay include East Timor, Haiti, Liberia, Oman, Rwanda, Tajikistan, UAE, Kyrgyzstan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Uzbekistan. Countries that will continue to receive danger pay include Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, and Egypt. You can read more details in "Pentagon Announces Upcoming Changes to Imminent Danger Pay", American Forces Press Service, January 3, 2014.