Entitlement to Foreign Language Proficiency Pay (FLPP) is established for officers and enlisted members receiving basic pay and certified by the individual service secretary to be proficient in foreign language. Each service secretary certifies FLPP annually based on the following:
- Qualifications in a career linguist duty specialty
- Attendance in specified training
- Assignment to duties requiring foreign language proficiency
- Proficiency in a foreign language deemed critical
FLPP is payable in addition to all other pay and allowances. Additionally, reserve component members who meet these same criteria can receive a prorated amount of FLPP for each day of duty.
Service members are not authorized to receive both FLPP I (Career Linguist) and FLPP II (Non-Career) simultaneously, although members may receive FLPP for multiple languages as long as the maximum monthly FLPP does not exceed $1000.00 for Active and $500.00 for Guard and Reserve.