Reenlistment Bonuses Update Released

Story Number: NNS130326-12Release Date: 3/26/2013 10:54:00 PM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel, Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy announced updates to the Selective Reenlistment Bonus award plan, March 26 in NAVADMIN 077/13.

The Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) provides incentives to Sailors with critical skills and experience to stay Navy. SRB rewards Sailors who attain special training in skills most needed in the fleet, and helps meet critical skill reenlistment benchmarks and enhance Navy's ability to size, shape and stabilize manning. Award levels are adjusted as reenlistment requirements for specific ratings and skill sets are met.

The NAVADMIN is an update to the 76 skill/zone combinations detailed in NAVADMIN 273/12 released last September. Changes to September's list in NAVADMIN 077/13 include reductions for eight skills, elimination of seven skills, addition of 18 skills, and increases to 42 award levels.

"The Navy needs to retain Sailors with these critical skills to ensure we remain mission ready," said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director, military personnel plans and policy. "We adjust SRB levels to provide incentive to Sailors with high demand skills to reenlist while remaining within budget constraints."

This SRB update message marks the first significant expansion in the number of eligible skills in recent years, according to Kurta.

Sailors should consult NAVADMIN 077/13 to determine their SRB eligibility and award level. The increased award levels are effective immediately and decreased levels are effective 30 days from the release of the NAVADMIN.

Eligible Sailors desiring SRB reenlistment are encouraged to work with their command career counselors, command master chiefs, and chain of command to discuss timing of reenlistment and procedures well before their EAOS.

Sailors can read the complete list of SRB award levels and policy at .

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