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FY2021 Navy Special Initial Clothing Allowance  (Effective October 1, 2020)

DoD FMR, Vol. 7A, Chapter 293058


When an entitled enlisted member is and is then the total value of the Special Initial Clothing Allowance is and the prescribed cash payment portion to be paid is and the Partial Initial Clothing Allowance for a member of the Reserves or Guard called to active duty is
in pay grade E-6 or below and assigned to the U.S. Navy Band, Washington, DC, or the U.S. Naval Academy Band, or selected for appointment as a Limited Duty Officer in the Navy or Warrant Officer One in the Navy Male $1,096.40 $1,096.40 $0
Female $1,146.23 $1,146.23 $0
eligible to wear the uniform of a chief petty officer (E7-E9)
(See Note)
Male $1,096.40 $1,096.40 $1,096.40
Female $1,146.23 $1,146.23 $1,146.23
selected for officer training in the Navy and enters Officer Candidate School, the Enlisted Commissioning Program, or the Seaman to Admiral Program Male $1,881.44 $1,881.44 $0
Female $2,026.68 $2,026.68 $0



  1. The supplementary clothing allowances listed are, unless otherwise noted, payable upon initial assignment to a normal tour of the duties described at the frequency specified in this table.  Annual allowances will be paid upon assignment and upon each subsequent anniversary date of the initial assignment or entitlement, provided the member is projected to remain in the assignment for at least 6 additional months.  Allowances to be paid as once in 3-year allowances, will be paid after 36 months from the date of any prior payment provided the individual’s condition/duties continue to require the supplementary allowance, and they are projected to remain in the assignment for at least 6 additional months.  Members will be paid allowances only when first assigned to specified duty.  A supplementary allowance may not be paid more frequently than once per year for similar duty, even if at different locations or commands or for subsequent recalls to active duty within 1-year, except by special authority of the Service Secretary or designee.
  2. Eligibility requires completion of Recruit Company Commander or Recruit Drill Instructor School.
  3. Recruiting or recruiting support duty means active duty assignment to: Navy recruiting areas, Navy recruiting districts, Navy recruiting “A” stations, Navy recruiting stations, Military Entrance Processing Stations, or to Naval Reserve activities.  It also includes Naval aviation cadet procurement teams at Naval Air Reserve activities.  It is payable to recruiters after reporting to the enlisted Navy Recruiter Orientation Course or upon completion of the Veteran Recruiter Orientation.  It is payable to recruiting support personnel upon receipt of orders to such duty.  It is payable to members in BUPERS controlled recruiting billets or a recruit support billet upon initial assignment, when specialized training is not required prior to the recruiting assignment.

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