The Army offers monetary bonuses for prior service personnel, who have been separated from the military for 91 days or more, and are qualified in an Army “shortage” MOS (job).
Those who have been separated for 90 days or less, would use the regular selective re-enlistment bonus multipliers.
The below program includes prior Army Service and members separated from the other branches of the Armed Forces. Members selected from active duty from other branches of the Armed Forces must have military skills which convert directly to Army MOSs (without having to go through Army job training).
The amount of bonus depends on the “Multiplier” assigned to the MOS, the individual’s rank, the member’s time in service, and the number of years the individual re-enlists for. In some cases, the bonus multiplier also depends on where the individual is stationed.
The Bonus “Zone” is simply the amount of time the person has been in the military:
Zone A — Soldiers who re-enlist with between 17 months and 6 years of service.
Zone B — Soldiers, who — at the time of re-enlistment — have between 6 years and 10 years of service.
Zone C — Soldiers who re-enlist with between 10 and 14 years of service.
For example, let’s say the Bonus chart shows the following information:
MOS SPC SGT SSGT
123 WRENCH HOLDER 1.5A 1A/1.5B/0 2A/3B/4C
This means that a specialist/corporal (E-4) who re-trained into this MOS, with between 17 months and 6 years of service (Zone A) at the time of re-enlistment would have a “Bonus Multiplier” of “1.5.” A Sergeant (E-5) who re-trained into this MOS with between 17 months and 6 years of service (Zone A) would have a “Bonus Multiplier” of “1.” If the Sergeant had between 6 years and 10 years of service (Zone B), he/she would have a “Bonus Multiplier of “1.5.” There is no bonus authorized here for a Sergeant with between 10 and 14 years of service. A Staff Sergeant (E-6) with less than six years of service (Zone A) would have a “Bonus Multiplier” of “2.” The same Staff Sergeant would have a “Bonus Multiplier” of “3” if he/she had between 6 and 10 years of service (Zone B), and a bonus multiplier of “4” if he/she had between 10 and 14 years of service (Zone C).
The formula to compute the bonus amount is:
(BONUS MULTIPLIER) X (MONTHLY BASE PAY) X (NUMBER OF YEARS RE-ENLISTING FOR)
Below are the Bonus Multipliers established by the Army for the Army Prior Service Re-enlistment Bonus Program for MOS’s which have a maximum bonus cap of $30.000.
Bonuses are paid in Lump Sum, at the time of re-enlistment. This list is current as of July 27, 2005.
Bonuses are subject to change. For the very latest in enlistment bonuses, check the Army MILPER Messages.
Earn up to $150,000 in bonuses.
18B SF WEAPONS SERGEANT
18C SF ENGINEER SERGEANT
18D SF MED SERGEANT
18E SF COMMO SERGEANT
25S SAT COM SYS OP/MNT 2.5A 2A/1.5B/0 0/0/0
89D EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL SP 3A 3A/3B/0 3A/3B/0
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Member must have been separated for more than 90 days, but less than 4 years.
SOLDIER MUST REENLIST FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS.
SOLDIERS IN THE BSSRB (BROKEN SERVICE SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS) PROGRAM WILL REENTER ON ACTIVE DUTY IN GRADES E4-E6, DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS AND VACANCIES.