SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY UPDATE FOR NUCLEAR TRAINED SAILORS:
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SUBJ/SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY UPDATE FOR NUCLEAR TRAINED SAILORS//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1160.6C, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY PROGRAM.
REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1340.26 CHANGE 1, ASSIGNMENT AND SPECIAL DUTY
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces an update to the special duty
assignment pay (SDAP) rate structure for nuclear trained Sailors
with scheduled implementation. Additionally, this NAVADMIN notifies
the Fleet of upcoming pay changes for those Sailors meeting SDAP
requirements. No action is required by commands or MyNavy Career
Center (MNCC) organizations to implement this revised SDAP
structure. Requirements to be eligible (e.g., active Navy enlisted
classification (NEC), UIC, etc.) for SDAP in line with references
(a) and (b) remain in effect. This revision has no impact on SDAP
assignment for reactor department conventional machinists mate (MM)
and engineman (EN) Sailors. Current SDAP levels remain in effect
for reactor department conventional MM and EN Sailors. This SDAP
rate structure change goes into effect 60 days after the release of
2. Purpose. The updated SDAP structure better aligns compensation
to the high level of training, qualifications, and responsibilities
held throughout the totality of a nuclear-trained Sailors career.
This rate structure supports detailing marketplace initiatives by
incentivizing service at-sea, prototype assignments, and increased
demands for supervisor NECs which are key to safe and reliable
nuclear plant operation.
3. The SDAP rates for nuclear-trained Sailors are as follows for
reactor department master chiefs (RDMC), engineering department
master chiefs (EDMC), aircraft carrier nuclear division leading
chief petty officers (CVN DLCPO), Naval Nuclear Prototype Unit
(NPTU) and all active nuclear NECs:
Billet / NEC Level Pay Change
RDMC/EDMC/CVN DLCPO 7 525.00 +75.00
N33Z NEC 6 450.00 New
NPTU W/SUPERVISOR NEC 6 450.00 No change
SEA W/SUPERVISOR NEC 5 375.00 No change
SHORE W/SUPERVISOR NEC 3 225.00 -75.00
SEA W/OPERATOR NEC 2 150.00 No change
SHORE W/OPERATOR NEC 1 75.00 -75.00
4. Eligibility. Active nuclear NECs are required in order to be
eligible to receive SDAP for nuclear trained Sailors. Reference (a)
consolidates all SDAP pay and policy.
a. SDAP for nuclear trained Sailors is authorized at the rate
commensurate with the primary NEC held. The only billet based SDAP
authorizations are associated with SDAP level 7, in which case,
individuals are required to be serving in the billet recognized in
paragraph 4.d below.
b. Nuclear-trained Sailors at Navy Recruiting Commands will not
be affected by this SDAP restructure and retain full eligibility for
Navy Recruiting Command assigned SDAP, which takes precedence.
c. Sailors holding NEC N59X or N89X may be eligible to receive
SDAP while still performing duties assigned. Specific approval must
be obtained from the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N133D)
and will be started and stopped by N133D.
d. Additional details for each category are as follows:
(1) SDAP Level 7. Payable only to nuclear trained Sailors
serving in the following billets: EDMC, RDMC, TYCOM/GROUP/ISIC
EDMC, TYCOM RDMC, Naval Reactors command master chief (CMC), Naval
Nuclear Propulsion Training Command CMC, NPTU CMC, Nuclear Enlisted
Quality Control Advisor (N133D2), Enlisted Submarine and Nuclear
Assignment (PERS 403CA), or CVN DLCPO. CVN DLCPOs must be serving
as reactor electrical, reactor mechanical, reactor laboratories,
reactor propulsion, or reactor controls division leading chief petty
officer. Additionally, CVN DLCPOs are eligible for SDAP Level 7
when serving as reactor training division officer. Only one person
per command can be paid SDAP for each billet. During periods of
turnover, the incumbent will maintain level 7 until relieved.
(2) SDAP Level 6. Payable to nuclear trained Sailors
holding an active N33Z NEC and all instructor staff members with a
supervisor NEC at any NPTU.
(3) SDAP Level 5. No change to this SDAP level and remains
payable to nuclear trained Sailors in an at-sea assignment with a
supervisor NEC and without N33Z NEC. Also payable to nuclear
trained Sailors with a supervisor NEC assigned to nuclear repair
tenders stationed in Guam.
(4) SDAP Level 3. Payable to nuclear trained Sailors in a
shore assignment with a supervisor NEC and without a N33Z NEC.
(5) SDAP Level 2. Payable to nuclear trained Sailors in an
at-sea assignment with an operator NEC.
(6) SDAP Level 1. Payable to nuclear trained Sailors in a
shore assignment with an operator NEC.
6. Implementation. OPNAV N133D will implement all pay changes on
behalf of commands for all Sailors requiring pay rate changes. The
estimated completion date of all pay adjustments is 74 days after
the date of this NAVADMIN. If a Sailor holds an NEC within a
category not impacted by the updated SDAP structure (e.g., operator
at-sea, supervisor at-sea), no changes will occur to that Sailors
assigned SDAP. Commands and MNCC organizations remain responsible
for executing SDAP changes not associated with the revised SDAP
structure specified in this NAVADMIN (e.g., gains, losses, and pay
discrepancy resolution). Sailors are encouraged to closely monitor
and review their leave and earning statement following
implementation. Additionally, commands are required to complete
their annual recertification in line with reference (a).
7. Point of contact. OPNAV N133D2A at (703)604-5492 or email at
8. This message will remain in effect until superseded or
9. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//