So far, we have broken down the essentials that you will see on your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES). We will continue our series and dive deeper into additional pay, allowances, incentives, and more. Your LES has so much information on it, so here are some resources for reading your LES statement.

How to Read Your Leave and Earnings Statement

Reading Your Army LES

Reading Your Coast Guard Payslips

Reading Your Navy/Marine Corps LES

Reading Your Air Force/Space Force LES

Reading Your Reserve/National Guard LES

Military Pay & Entitlements Series
1. Introduction
2. Basic Pay
3. Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) – Food Allowance
4. Basic Allowance for Quarters (BAH) – Housing Allowance
5. Common Deductions
6. How to Read Your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
7. Uniform and Clothing Allowances
8. Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
9. Special and Incentive Pays
10. Additional Special and Incentive Pays
11. Overseas or Station Allowance
12. PCS and Travel
13. Special Situations

Military Pay & Entitlements Series – Printable Version of the Whole Series

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