COLA is authorized to assist military members assigned to Singapore in maintaining the purchasing power of a portion of their income. COLA entitlement generally starts on the day the member (or family if they arrive first) reports on board.
The COLA rate for Singapore varies every payday, based on a number of factors to include the prevailing currency exchange rate. As such, it should not be counted as part of your regular compensation. If you would like to know your COLA computation, visit the DoD Travel and Per Diem Website.LINK IS BROKEN