WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy had good news for Sailors as it released the latest Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award levels in a naval message, effective April 15 for eligible Sailors reenlisting in zones A, B or C.
This means more money in the pockets of Sailors with vital skills that the Navy needs to retain.
"Using current market analysis allows us to be more responsive to fleet requirements and trends in near real time," said Lt. Cmdr. Rich Obregon, head of enlisted bonus programs for the Chief of Naval Personnel in Arlington, Va. "As a result, we can update the SRB award levels more quickly and provide valuable incentives for our critical Sailors to stay Navy."
The multiples for 21 ratings in one or more zones increased over the previously published levels. Only conventional submarine Electronics Technicians with specialties in communication and navigation dropped from the previous SRB message; affected Sailors have a 30-day grace period to reenlist at the old, higher rate. The decreases go into effect May 16.
There are seven ratings that now have an SRB in certain zones where previously none existed: Aerographer's Mate (AG) zone A; Boatswain's Mate (BM) zones A and B; Disbursing Clerk (DK) zones A, B and C; Dental Technicians (DT) holding Naval Enlisted Classification (NEC) code 8752, dental laboratory technician, in zones B and C; Electrician's Mate (EM) zone A; Interior Communications Electrician (IC) zone A; and Torpedoman's Mate (TM) zones A, B and C.
Also announced in this message is the elevation of the ceiling limit on zone A nuclear ratings, as well as Cryptologic Technicians Interpretive (CTI) holding the 9211, basic Mandarin Chinese linguist, or 9216, basic Arabic linguist, NEC from $45,000 to $60,000.
This message updates the SRB multiples the Navy released in February in naval administrative message (NAVADMIN) 020/05.
For more information, contact your command career counselor or view NAVADMIN 070/05 online at www.npc.navy.mil/ReferenceLibrary/Messages/NAVADMINs/.
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