March 20, 2006
The Broken Service Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program has been revised and includes payments of up to $30,000 for former soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who enlist in the active-duty Army.
Additions and increases to the program took effect March 10, and deletions and decreases take effect April 9.
Qualified applicants have until that date to sign up and get the higher rates that have been in effect since June.
Incentives are targeted at former service members who left active duty 91 days to 48 months ago and want to return to service for at least three years.
Soldiers who left service fewer than 91 days ago may be eligible for the regular Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program, which was last updated Feb. 6.
Bonuses are paid by military occupational specialty and grade within specified zones.
Zone A is for applicants who had 17 months to six years of service. Zone B is for six to 10 years of service, and Zone C is for 10 to 14 years of service.
Numbers indicate the bonus multiplier.
Payments are paid in a lump sum and are capped at $10,000, $15,000, $20,000 and $30,000, depending on specialty and zone.
Those interested can compute a bonus by multiplying monthly base pay times years of enlistment times the multiplier for the soldier’s military occupational specialty and rank.
Service members approved for this program will re-enter active duty in the grade of E-4, E-5 or E-6, depending on qualifications and vacancies.
Applicants will not be allowed to re-enlist for training.
Special Forces (career management field 18) soldiers who left active duty as sergeants first class may re-enlist for a staff sergeant bonus if otherwise qualified.
Former service members who are interested in this program should contact an Army recruiter or career counselor.