SecAF announces incentive pay for nuclear career fields Published Sept. 15, 2014 By Capt. Chris Sukach Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay for officers and enlisted members assigned to certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise, Sept. 15. As part of the Air Force’s continued commitment to the nuclear mission, both officers and enlisted members serving in certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise will receive up to $300 per month. “People assigned to these demanding and exclusive nuclear positions take on an extraordinary amount of responsibility, workload and inspection rigor for the world’s most lethal weapons,” James said. “The nuclear mission is our number one mission and we’re going to compensate our Airmen accordingly.” The assignment incentive pay is open to officers assigned to and working in critical nuclear billets, with primary duty in the missile fields. Special duty assignment pay will apply to certain enlisted career fields in the nuclear enterprise with details to come soon. The incentive pays are effective Oct. 1, 2014.