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Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP) for EOD Soldiers


Updated April 01, 2007

The Army is offering Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP) for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldiers, ranging between $50 and $750 per month. This AIP program provides incentives for Soldiers in the 89D (EOD) career field in order to stabilize EOD retention rates, attract additional recruits, and compensate service members for their special skills, experience, and responsibilities.

Effective March 20, 2007, the following Soldiers may apply for AIP:

(1) Soldiers i the MOS of 89D, graduated from NAVSCHOLEOD, and are assigned to EOD billets performing EOD duties.

(2) Soldiers in the MOS of 00Z, accession MOS 89D, graduated from NAVSCHOLEOD, and are assigned to EOD billets performing EOD duties.

(3) ARNG/USAR 89D Soldiers who meet the eligibility criteria in paragraphs (1) and (2) above will receive AIP prorated in accordance with the 1/30th rule (1/30th of the monthly pay rate for each day of active duty or active duty for training).

Volunteering for AIP

Enlisted Soldiers may volunteer for AIP by submitting a DA Form 4187. The DA Form 4187 will be accompanied by ERB and orders awarding basic EOD Badge. Verification of the Soldier's eligibility on the DA Form 4187 is delegated to the first field grade officer in the chain of command. The form will be provided to the Personnel Service Battalion to be retained in the Soldier's personnel file. One copy will be provided to the servicing Finance office for financial processing.

Contract lengths are between 12 and 36 months in yearly increments. Soldiers are required to submit a new AIP contract upon promotion in rank. Soldiers who change AIP pay scales due to time in EOD must submit a new AIP contract to receive additional bonuses.

Prior to receiving AIP, the soldier must sign a written AIP agreement.


The amount of AIP Soldiers are eligible to receive is determined by pay grade and time accredited to working in the EOD field upon graduation from NAVSCHOLEOD and is only paid in monthly installments. No quarterly or lump sum payments are authorized. AIP is taxable income. Amounts payable are shown in the chart below.

AIP will be stopped upon Soldier-initiated termination of the AIP contract; if the Solder revokes the "EOD Volunteer Statement"; upon reassignment to another MOS; AWOL or confinement status; upon termination of EOD duties; upon promotion or reduction; or at the completion of a service member's enlistment contract.

AIP may be recouped if the Soldier terminates the AIP contract, the soldier revokes their "EOD Volunteer Statement," AWOL or confinement status, and command termination of EOD duties. Command termination may result from loss/suspension of a security clearance, guilty of gross negligence or flagrant violation of EOD safety procedures.

EOD Assignment Incentive Pay

  Years of EOD Service
E-9 300 300 300 300 300
E-8 400 400 400 400 400
E-7 600 600 600 600 600
E-6 500 500 500 650 750
E-5 200 200 300 300 300
E-4 50 100 150 150 150
E-3 50 50 100 100 100
E-2 50 50 100 100 100
E-1 50 50 100 100 100

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