You will be given a rank allowance in recognition of your contributions. Those in higher ranks are given a higher allowance in recognition of their skills and heavier responsibilities. Those in combat and combat-support vocations are also given a monthly combat allowance in recognition of the increased demand of their vocations.
Monthly rank allowance
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Recruit or Private (PTE)*
Corporal First Class
*A PTE who is upgraded to Private First Class (PFC) will be given one increment in the PTE scale.
Monthly combat allowance
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Combat A (all combatants except those under Combat B and C)
Combat B (more demanding combat assignments)
The rank allowance and combat allowance will be credited directly into your bank account. If you have not provided your bank account details to MINDEF or have recently changed your bank account, you need to update your bank account details via the eSelf-Update eService.