Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced a
new program of incentive pay for officers and certain enlisted airmen
in the nuclear enterprise during her address at AFA’s Air & Space
Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 15, 2014. Staff photo by Kristina L. Parrill
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced Monday
a new program of incentive pay for officers and certain enlisted airmen in the
nuclear enterprise. In her speech at AFA’s Air & Space Conference in National
Harbor, Md., James said the Air Force would offer $300 a month in assignment
incentive pay to “those officers who execute the nuclear mission in our missile
fields” and up to $300 monthly in “special-duty assignment pay for certain of
our enlisted career field throughout the nuclear enterprise.” Those incentives
will become effective Oct. 1. That was among a host of tests James said were
part of ensuring “our nuclear mission is first and foremost.” She noted that
more than $500 million will be invested in improving nuclear facilities,
sustainment, and other force improvements, and steps to “reinvigorate our
nuclear manning.” She also praised the initiatives taken by Air Force Global
Strike Command boss Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson that are “targeted at improving the
moral of our nuclear airmen.”
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