Pentagon Orders ‘Combat Pay’ for U.S. Troops in Ukraine

This begs the questions:

  1. Why are U.S. Troops inside Ukraine at all, AND;
  2. If the only U.S. Troops in Ukraine are “Advisors” then why Combat Pay?

US troops in Ukraine now eligible for combat pay

The move comes almost 18 months after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.


U.S. service members deployed to Ukraine can now receive imminent danger pay and hardship duty pay, a defense official has confirmed.

Gier Martin, who is performing the duties of the assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs, announced the change in a July 13 memo that was posted on the unofficial Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page.

U.S. troops in Ukraine can receive up to $225 per month in imminent danger pay and another $100 per month in hardship duty pay-location for a total of $325 per month, according to the memo, as first reported by Military Times.

The only U.S. service members deployed to Ukraine are assigned to the embassy in Kyiv, a defense official told Task & Purpose on Monday.

U.S. service members are eligible for Imminent Danger Pay if they are in designated areas where they face the threat of physical harm from hostile fire, explosions, civilian insurrection, civil war, or terrorism, the official said.

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