What's the current(base) amount of pay for a freshly commissioned ensign and/or 2nd Lt. ? What are some of the most common pay incentives for these hard chargers within their 1st 2 years following graduation from USNA ?
Currently, base pay for an ensign is $2469 a month.
My BAH when I report to Pensacola this summer is $1100 a month,
Additionally, once I get my wings I'll start receiving flight pay, which starts at $150 or so a month and increases every couple of years.
I know the surface guys get sea pay, but you'll have to ask one of them for specifics.
Also, if you're deployed in any community, you get hazardous duty pay each month you're deployed.
Ignore everything I said about sea pay. Apparently, it has changed recently and is no longer as per the military.com charts nor my memory. Not sure what it is.
BAS is highly location dependent and varies as per the cost of living. There are internet sites which break it down by location.
I'm sure it's just a typo,
Additionally, all officers receive $202.76 for BAS (basic allowance for subsistance-food). This is the same $202.76 budget that the Academy is being forced to utilize when feeding the Brigade. Once an officer, when deployed, they will join the mess. The Mess President determines mess dues which most ofter exceed BAS. But when ashore and not on sea duty, it is an allowance for food, however the officer sees fit.
Never knew that. Do the officers forfeit their entire BAS?