2011 BAS Rates, Official

Looking for the 2017 Basic Allowance for Subsistence rates?  You can find them here!

I’ve got proof!  The 2011 Basic Allowance for Subsistence Rates are:

  • Enlisted Personnel, $325.04
  • Officers, $223.84

To see it on a piece of paper with letterhead, see the Official Memorandum.  Thank you to a commenter on my previous post who directed me to this link.

I certainly feel like food costs have gone up, but it seems that the numbers don’t agree with my assessment.  I’m going to do a separate piece on the history of BAS and how it is calculated, and I’ll link here when it is done.

Update 22 December 2010:  finished!  See Understand How Basic Allowance for Subsistence Works for more information.

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • Who gets BAS? Everyone? Only certain people?

    • steve

      if you have a meal card you wont get bas if you dont have a meal card and you arent recieving bas contact your finance office.

  • PO2 Mills

    Great Article. I could not find the 2011 BAS rates anywhere else. I appreciate the work you put in to the follow-up information.