So I've looked at the pay rate scale and it all makes sense to me other than under private basic(nco) before the first pay increase, the spot is blank. Does that mean you are not paid untill after basic? Or is the pay rate the same as 1St increase? I'm not overall worried, I have a well paying job, and I'm certainly not in it for the money. Can anyone fill me in on this? I'll be asking my recruiter this Tuesday when I'm sworn in, but if anyone has an answer before that it would be much appreciated. Cheers!