ALARACT 031/2013

ALARACT 031/2013
DTG: R 142330Z FEB 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
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SUBJECT: NEW ARMY LANGUAGE PAYMENT LIST, AR 11-6, ARMY FOREIGN
LANGUAGE PROGRAM.
A. TITLE 37, UNITED STATES CODE, SEC 316.
B. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION (DODI) 7280.3, FOREIGN LANGUAGE
PROFICIENCY BONUS (FLPB) DATED 20 AUGUST 2007.
C. DOD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION VOL 7A, CHAPTER 19, DATED
AUGUST 2012.
D. ARMY REGULATION 11-6, ARMY FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM, DATED 31
AUGUST 2009.
E. ALL ARMY ACTIVITY REPORT (ALARACT) 209/2012, “REINSTATEMENT OF
PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR SOLDIERS IN LANGUAGE DEPENDENT MOS,”
DATED 6 AUGUST 2012.
1. THIS MESSAGE WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF ALL CDRS AND
FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING OFFICES (FAO). FLPB CANDIDATES, SERVICING
PERSONNEL OFFICES, AND FINANCE OPERATING AGENCIES MUST REFERENCE AR
11-6 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS MESSAGE TO ENSURE FULL COMPLIANCE WITH
REGULATION AND STATUTE.
2. THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (READINESS) APPROVED
CHANGES TO THE CURRENT FLPB LANGUAGE LISTS. THE TABLES LISTED IN
PARAGRAPHS 4-6 BELOW SUPERSEDE ALL PREVIOUS ARMY LANGUAGE PAYMENT
LISTS EXCEPT THOSE MENTIONED IN ALARACT 161/2011 (PILOT TO PAY FLPB AT
1/1 PROFICIENCY LEVEL FOR PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO ARSOF).
3. THESE CHANGES ARE EFFECTIVE ON 01 MARCH 2013.
4. PAYMENT LIST A (IMMEDIATE INVESTMENT)
BALUCHI (BT)
DIALECTS OF PASHTU
PASHTU (PU)
PASHTU-AFGHAN (PV)
PASHTU-PESHWARI (PW)
PERSIAN-AFGHAN (DARI)(PG)
PERSIAN-IRANIAN (FARSI)(PF)
SOMALI (SM)
URDU (UR)
ARABIC-YEMENI (AU)
DIALECTS OF ARABIC
ALGERIAN (DH)
EGYPTIAN (AE)
LEVANTINE (AP)
MODERN STANDARD (AD)
GULF (DG)
MAGHREBI SUB-DIALECTS
MAGHREBI (AM)
MOROCCAN (BS)
TUNISIAN (BW)
LIBYAN (AL)
5. PAYMENT LIST B (EMERGING)
AMHARIC (AC)
AZERBAIJANI (AX)
BENGALI (BN)
HINDI (HJ)
PUNJABI (WESTERN) (PJ)
UKRAINIAN (UK)
UZBEK (UX)
6. PAYMENT LIST B (ENDURING)
LANGUAGES OF AFRICA
HAUSA (HS)
IGBO (JB)
SWAHILI (SW)
YORUBA (YQ)
GEORGIAN (GG)
SERBO-CROATIAN (SC)
LANGUAGES OF INDONESIA
INDONESIAN (JN)
JAVANESE (JV)
LANGUAGES OF THE PHILIPPINES
CEBUANO (VB)
MAGUINDANAO (NG)
MARANAO (LY)
TAUSUG (MH)
YAKAN (YN)
TURKIC LANGUAGES
TURKISH (TU)
TURKMEN (UB)
DIALECTS OF KURDISH
KURMANJI (XK)
SORANI (XS)
TAJIK (TB)
7. NOTES:
(A) THE ARMY CONSIDERS THE FOLLOWING IMMEDIATE INVESTMENT LANGUAGES TO
BE SEPARATE LANGUAGES (NOT DIALECTS) FOR FLPB PURPOSES: YEMENI ARABIC
(AU); PERSIAN-AFGHAN (DARI (PG)); AND PERSIAN-IRANIAN (FARSI (PF)).
(B) SOLDIERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING FLPB FOR A LANGUAGE THAT IS
NO LONGER ON THE LANGUAGE PAYMENT LIST WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE
ENTITLEMENT FOR THAT LANGUAGE UNTIL THEIR CURRENT CERTIFICATION
EXPIRES, WHICH TERMINATES THEIR FLPB. SOLDIERS TESTING BEFORE THE
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ALARACT, WILL BE ENTITLED TO FLPB FOR THE
LANGUAGES ON ALARACT 207-2011 FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE TEST DATE.
(C) SOLDIERS WITH A LANGUAGE DEPENDENT MOS I.A.W. AR 11-6 PARAGRAPH 6-
4 AND ASSIGNED A CLANG OR PLANG THAT IS NOT LISTED IN THIS ALARACT AND
ARE PROFICIENT IN THEIR CLANG/PLANG WILL BE PAID AT THE A-LIST LEVEL
FOR THEIR CLANG OR PLANG.
(D) ALTHOUGH THE ARMY NO LONGER HAS A PAYMENT LIST C, SOLDIERS
ASSIGNED TO LANGUAGE CODED MTOE OR TDA BILLETS WHO ARE PROFICIENT AT
THE 2/2 LEVEL OR ABOVE IN THE LANGUAGE OF THEIR BILLET WILL BE PAID AT
THE C-LIST LEVEL I.A.W. AR 11-6 TABLE 6-2. THIS ALSO APPLIES FOR
LANGUAGES NOT SPECIFICALLY LISTED IN THIS ALARACT.
(E) QUALIFIED SOLDIERS WHO ARE ATTENDING OR INSTRUCTING AT
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION (PME) OR EQUIVALENT COURSES, OTHER
THAN INITIAL TRAINING WILL BE PAID FLPB FOR THE LANGUAGE OF
INSTRUCTION. THIS ALSO APPLIES WHEN THE LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION IS NOT
SPECIFICALLY LISTED IN THIS ALARACT.
(F) TESTING AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED IN SOME LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS.
DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST (DLPT), DEFENSE LANGUAGE READING
PROFICIENCY TEST (DLRPT), AND/OR ORAL PROFICIENCY INTERVIEW (OPI’S)
MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR EVERY LANGUAGE AND DIALECT ON THE LANGUAGE
PAYMENT LISTS. IF NO TEST METHOD AVAILABLE, THE ARMY WILL NOT
AUTHORIZE FLPB FOR THAT LANGUAGE.
(G) THE ARMY WILL PAY FOR MULTIPLE LANGUAGES OF A COUNTRY OR REGION.
EXAMPLES: LANGUAGES OF AFRICA (HAUSA, IGBO, SOMALI, SWAHILI, AND
YORUBA), TURKIC LANGUAGES (TURKISH AND TURKOMAN).
(H) THE ARMY WILL ONLY PAY ONE DIALECT PER LANGUAGE EXCEPT AS OUTLINED
IN PARAGRAPH 7(A). FOR EXAMPLE, THE ARMY WILL PAY FOR ARABIC-YEMENI
(AU) AND ONE OTHER ARABIC DIALECT.
(I) THE MONTHLY AMOUNT FOR MULTIPLE LANGUAGES MAY NOT EXCEED $1000.
SOLDIERS WHO TEST AND QUALIFY FOR MULTIPLE LANGUAGES LISTED ON PAYMENT
LISTS “A” AND “B” CAN BE PAID FOR ALL LANGUAGES LISTED. FOR EXAMPLE, A
SOLDIER WHO IS PROFICIENT IN HINDI AND PUNJABI MAY RECEIVE PAYMENT FOR
BOTH LANGUAGES.
(J) TO QUALIFY FOR FLPB IN ARABIC DIALECTS AE, AP, AND DG, SOLDIERS
MUST TAKE THE MODERN STANDARD ARABIC (AD) READING TEST (DLPT 5) AND
THE LISTENING TEST FOR THE DIALECTS (DLPT 5) WITHIN 30 DAYS.
8. THE FLPB REPORTING REQUIREMENT LISTED IN AR 6-11, PARAGRAPH 6-7 IS
WAIVED.
9. HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND (HRC) FLPB ELIGIBILITY POCS, INCENTIVE PAY
BRANCH CHIEF, 502-613-8510 AND FLPB PROGRAM MANAGER, 502-613-8514
(DSN: 983). EMIAL; USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.TAGD-FLPB@MAIL.MIL, AND
WEBSITE;
HTTPS://WWW.HRC.ARMY.MIL/TAGD/FOREIGN%20LANGUAGE%20PROFICIENCY%20BONUS
%20FLPB.
10. HQDA DCS, G-2 POC ON POLICY ISSUES: LTC ERICH C. SPRAGG,
ERICH.SPRAGG@US.ARMY.MIL, 703-695-1379 (DSN: 225).
11. EXPIRATION DATE CANNOT BE DETERMINED.