The Coast Guard offers Basic Allowance for Substance (BAS) and is designed to continue the military tradition of providing room and board for service members as part of their pay.
The BAS rates for 2011 for officers and enlisted personnel are:
- Officers: $223.84 (Increase of $0.80 from 2009/2010)
- Enlisted: $325.04 (Increase of $1.17 from 2009/2010)
The Enlisted Daily Discount Meal Rate (BAS-DMR) deduction is $9.25. The BAS-DMR rate has not changed since 2009.