Wartime Service SSI/Danger Pay

The skinny:

Going back to MEPS this week to finalize my MOS as 31B and get a secret security clearance. Shipping for OSUT soon, returning in August.

My future MP Co is going to be deploying to Egypt next year. I know that Egypt is designated by the DoD as a base of anti-terrorism operations (so service there qualifies for the GWOT Expeditionary Force Medal) however I can't figure out if I'll be getting danger pay or a wartime service SSI. I've read AR670-1 about the SSI and looked up the danger pay on the State Department Office of Allowances and I can't make heads or tails of either of them.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.
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Originally posted by TransAm95NCO:
I second that, you have not even swore in yet, and you are talking about a "deploymen" to Egypt.


I have sworn in, and I've been drilling at RSP since SEP2011. I've been studying on my own time since then, and what I've been looking at lately is AR670-1, which lead me to the above question about the SSI.
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Originally posted by Indigo:
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Originally posted by TransAm95NCO:
I second that, you have not even swore in yet, and you are talking about a "deploymen" to Egypt.


I have sworn in, and I've been drilling at RSP since SEP2011. I've been studying on my own time since then, and what I've been looking at lately is AR670-1, which lead me to the above question about the SSI.


You said you were going back to finalize your MOS to someone that can mean you have not enlisted yet.
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Originally posted by TheWiseChief:
You want to get a combat patch in a country that is not as dangerous as Afghanistan?


I'm just trying to understand these things. I was in ROTC for a time, and there was a whole lot of conflicting information as to how both the ACU and ASU are worn. It was annoying.

I figure it will be a whole lot easier to learn about this stuff if I start with what directly applies to me in my situation. Being immersed in the culture of the Army has worked to a degree, but I'm trying to study on my own too. This slightly more aggressive approach requires me to ask questions occasionally. A lot of NCOs seem to frequent these boards, so where better to ask than here?
I agree with all of the posts on here. You are not even through OSUT yet. In saying that get through it and dont worry about all of the stuff that either you will get or you will not get. Thats out of your hand right now. Its kind of offensive when you see a soldier flaunting a deployment patch for places like Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain...BS like that. In all honesty if I deployed to one of those places and did receive a SSI, I would not wear it; period THE END...Thats just me though, and I am sitting here writing this post from Afghanistan, and at 9 months in I will admit that I am rather bitter towards this so I may seem a little bit grumpy, but oh well LOL. Just enjoy when you get out of the basic training portion of OSUT. I visited my friend in MP OSUT right before I joined the army. We had a blast, it was actually one of the deciding factors leading into my joining the army. Have fun brother and welcome to the club!
When you get to your 'permanent party' unit, the Army will give you something called an "NCO".

This "NCO" will be able to answer your questions.

Learn to shoot/move/communicate, how to ruck properly, and know how much it's gonna cost if you shoot a Bedouin's camel. Seek opportunity and leadership, not SSI/FWS or 'Danger Pay'.
Folks, nothing wrong with planning ahead. Indigo is doing a good job of finding things out way ahead of time. I do it all the time.

Why are you all assuming he is not focusing on up coming BCT? Really, how many hours a day can you think/prep for Basic?

I was thinking about Green-to-Gold even before I left AIT. Looking up schools etc... I was Distinguished Honor Graduate and now doing GTG ADO. I was just reading about Captain Career course yesterday and I haven't even gotten commission yet. Just sayin'
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Originally posted by Indigo:

I figure it will be a whole lot easier to learn about this stuff if I start with what directly applies to me in my situation. Being immersed in the culture of the Army has worked to a degree, but I'm trying to study on my own too. This slightly more aggressive approach requires me to ask questions occasionally. A lot of NCOs seem to frequent these boards, so where better to ask than here?


Although I kind of agree with everyone else, I admire the attitude, and you should keep it up. You'll be the one setting the standard, just don't be the wetblanket that's always telling everyone "Ok guys, that's against rule #3,425".
No one likes the rulez-nerd.

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