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SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy has increased the pay for senior enlisted submariners to entice more to remain in the Navy past 18 years of service, Navy officials announced Wednesday.

Starting Oct. 1, the Submarine Duty Incentive Pay for a senior chief petty officer with more than 18 years of service will rise from $415 per month to $550, according to a Navy news release. The same pay for a master chief petty officer will rise from $425 to $600 per month.

There has been high retention in most ratings, the release states, but incentives were needed to ensure some ratings remain filled. The Navy decided to specifically target senior submarine supervisors.

“The incentive pay will encourage senior enlisted submariners to return to sea in a department chief petty officer, senior enlisted adviser, or chief of the boat (command master chief) billet,” Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director of military personnel plans and policy, said in the release.

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