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Incentives and Entitlements

While on Guam, you may be entitled to the following:

Overseas Tour Extension Incentives Program (OTEIP): According to MILPERSMAN 1306-300: “OTEIP offers eligible enlisted members the opportunity to choose one of four incentive options for an extension of the Department of Defense (DoD) overseas tour length of 12 months or more.

a. the following options are available:

(1) Option A - $80 per month special pay for each month during the period of extension

(2) Option B – 30 days rest and recuperation rest and relaxation (R&R) absence during the period of extension

(3) Option C – 15 days R&R absence, plus round trip transportation at Government expense from the location of the extended tour of duty to the port of debarkation in the continental United States (CONUS) and return during the period of extension. Members authorized OTEIP extensions longer than 12 months are entitled to receive 20 days of R&R absence”.

The complete MILPERSMAN 1306-300 is accessible at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/milpersman/1000/1300Assignment/Documents/1306-300.pdf

Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP): According to Navy Personnel Command, “AIP is a monthly incentive pay designed to attract volunteers to fill jobs/billets that have been identified as historically difficult to fill and authorized for the incentive.” For more details regarding a Sailor’s eligibility for AIP in Guam, FAQs and points of contact, visit http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/payandbenefits/Pages/AIP.aspx

Consecutive Overseas Tour (COT) Leave Travel Entitlement Policy: According to MILPERSMAN 1050-140, “WHEN a servicemember is stationed outside the continental United States (OCONUS), AND is ordered to a COT at the same permanent duty station (PDS) involving two full Department of Defense (DoD) area tours, or make a permanent change of station (PCS) from one PDS OCONUS to another PDS OCONUS, involving two full DoD area tours, or Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) tours, THEN the servicemember is entitled to receive COT leave travel”.

The complete MILPERSMAN 1050-140 is accessible at: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/milpersman/1000/1000General/Documents/1050-410.pdf