Overseas Tour Extension Incentive Program - OTEIP

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The military may offer certain service members an added incentive for extending their overseas tour. Called Overseas Tour Extension Incentive Program (OTEIP), this special incentive comes in three forms.

  1. Monthly Special Pay
  2. Annual Bonus
  3. Special Rest & Recuperation (SR&R)

OTEIP Eligibility

Each branch has their own regulations based on the needs of the military. However, generally you must have served your original assignment in a designated overseas area, have a desired military specialty and agree to serve at least 12 additional months at your current overseas location to be eligible.

OTEIP Entitlement

Depending on the needs of the military, you can choose only one of the following three forms of OTEIP:

  1. Up to $80.00 monthly special pay
  2. Up to $2000.00 annual bonus payable in lump sum or monthly installments
  3. Special Rest & Recuperation (SR&R) leave

Note: The entitlement varies by service, location and the "needs of the military."

Special Rest & Recuperation (SR&R) Leave

You have 3 choices if you choose SR&R:

  1. SR&R leave for not more than 30 days
  2. SR&R leave for not more than 15 days if your original qualifying tour is 12 months or less. You also get round-trip transportation at government expense from the overseas location to the nearest CONUS port. You can choose government funded transportation to any location in the world as long as it doesn't exceed the cost of the ticket to the states 
  3. SR&R leave for not more than 20 days if your original qualifying tour is longer than 12 months. You also get round-trip transportation at government expense from the overseas location to the nearest CONUS port. You can choose government funded transportation to any location in the world as long as it doesn't exceed the cost of the ticket to the states 

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