Not many people realized that the Army no longer calls it Foreign Language Proficiency Pay (FLPP) and has changed it somewhat recently to Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus (FLPB). If you hear someone saying "Flip Bee" or "Flip" that's what they're referring to.
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Here is the payment schedule based on your language. Remember that getting paid requires you to either be in a language-dependent MOS (such as 35P), or a language-capable MOS (such as 35M) in a language coded billet (or any billet if you are DLI trained). Thanks to one of our readers and the division CLPM I was able to get clarification that you MAY in fact get paid FLPB if you have a very important language and it is NOT considered a dominant language (such as Spanish is dominant). Here is the reference: According to MILPER Message 08-114: D. IAW CHAPTER 6, FLPB ENTITLEMENT IS NOT LIMITED TO LANGUAGE DEPENDENT SOLDIERS OR SOLDIERS ASSIGNED TO A LANGUAGE CODED BILLET. ALL SOLDIERS ARE AUTHORIZED ENTITLEMENT TO FLPB IF THEY MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN AR 11-6 AND ARE PROFICIENT IN ONE OF THE LANGUAGES LISTED IN PAYMENT LIST "A", "B", OR "C", AS LONG AS THE LANGUAGE IS NOT DESIGNATED AS A DOMINANT LANGUAGE.
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References for the above information can be found on the regulatory guidance page (see the links on the top of the page). Click on the link and reference AR 11-6 and MILPER Message 08-114.
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