180604-N-KP946-0004 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (June 4, 2018) Sailors lower the flight deck rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) June 4, 2018. Donald Cook, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its seventh patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks / Released)
WASHINGTON (NNS) –– The Navy announced changes to Career Sea Pay (CSP) June 8 in NAVADMIN 143/18.
The NAVADMIN provides new guidelines for CSP entitlement criteria for various operational units and staffs.
The changes include:
* New guidelines for special boat units, expeditionary boat units, and landing craft utility units (LCU) to receive daily CSP rates.
* All afloat staffs, with the exception of 7th Fleet and Carrier Strike Group 5 staffs, will now earn daily CSP, only for days spent either underway or embarked for eight continuous hours.
CSP provides a special payment in recognition of the greater than normal rigors of sea duty, the arduous duty involved in long deployments, and the repetitive nature of assignment to such duty.