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Individuals who enlist in the United States Army in designated short-age MOS's (jobs) can receive a monetary enlistment bonus.
Below are the enlistment bonuses offered by the Army for enlistment in designated shortage jobs. This list is current as of March 2, 2007..
Enlistment bonuses are subject to change.
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A non-prior service (NPS) seasonal bonus (SB) is available to TSC I-IIA (ASVAB Score of 50 or above), with Tier I Education Credentials (high school diploma or at least 15 college credits), for a term of service of three or more years enlisting in any of the MOSs (jobs) in the above least, and all NPS 09L applicants (regardless of education level or ASVAB score category), with a priority training seat. Also eligible are NPS applicants with a GED (and 50 or greater ASVAB Score), in select jobs (as determined by the Army REQEST Computer System), who are granted a priority training seat. The Request computer system will determine the training seat availability and the bonus amount. The SB is for new contracts only and may be combined with all other incentives.
A "Hi Grad" Bonus is authorized for non-prior service and those who have been separated from the military for less than 90 days who have college credits and score higher than 50 on the ASVAB. $2,000 is authorized for those who have between 30-59 semester hours. A $4,000 bonus is authorized for those with 60 or more semester hours. Those with a 2-year associate degree (or equivalent) are authorized a bonus in the amount of $5,000, and applicants with a 4-year college degree are authorized $6,000. Applicants may receive only one Hi Grad Bonus. The bonus may be combined with all other incentives.
A $6,000 Airborne bonus is authorized to all NPS applicants with a high school diploma and an ASVAB score of 31 or above for MOS 42A, 92G, 92^ that is combined with the airborne training option. This bonus is also available to soldiers who renegotiate their contracts while in basic training, AIT, or OSUT to add airborne training and airborne assignment for MOSs 42A, 92G, and 92Y. This bonus may be combined with all other bonuses and enlistment incentives in effect.
A $4,000 is authorized to NPS applicants with a high school diploma and an ASVAB score of 31 or above, with an MOS that is combined with Option 40 (Ranger). Soldiers are eligible to receive the bonus after completion of the Ranger Indoctrination Program and reporting to their first permanent duty station.
A $5,000 Bonus is available to qualified applicants who enlist in the National Call to Service Program (who select the Bonus Option). The bonus may not be combined with any other enlistment incentive. The following MOS's are eligible for the NCSP: 11X, 13B, 13D, 13F, 13M, 13P, 13S, 13W, 15Q, 15R, 15T, 15U, 19D, 19K, 21B, 21C, 21E, 21F, 21J, 21K, 21L, 21M, 21R, 21S, 21T, 21U, 21V, 21W, 25L, 31B, 42L, 44C, 45B, 52C, 52D, 55B, 56M, 63B, 63S, 63W, 68E, 68G, 68Q, 68R, 68S, 68T, 68W, 74D, 88H, 88M, 88N, 92A, 92F, 92G, 92M, 92S, 92W, 92Y, 96R. . The bonus is payable upon completion of the 15 months of active duty service, following basic training and job training.
A $5,000 Army Civilian Acquired Skill Program (ACASP) Bonus is authorized for all MOS's listed in the enlistment bonus chart above for ACASP applicants who enlist for a term of service for 3 or more years, as long as they are educational Tier I, and score 31 or higher on the ASVAB. 09L applicants are exempt from educational and minimum ASVAB score requirements. The bonus may be combined with other enlistment incentives.
The total bonus amount may not exceed $6,000 for a two year active duty enlistment, $10,000 for a three year enlistment (except for $20,000 for MOS's listed as "critical" in the REQUEST Computer System), and $40,000 for a 4 or more year enlistment. Bonuses are payable after completion of training and arrival at the first permanent duty station. No more than $10,000 may be paid in a "lump sum." The remainder of the bonus (if any) are paid in annual installments during the term of enlistment. Applicants who do not complete their initial term of service, as contracted, will be required to refund any unearned portion of their enlistment bonuses, including seasonable, hi grad, airborne, ACASP, or any other enlistment bonus incentive, in accordance with Army Regulation 601-280.
Prior Service and Blue to Green who select training or enlist in an MOS with a bonus listed in the above chart will receive the same bonus amount as paid to NPS applicants. However, they are not eligible for the other bonus amounts, such as seasonable, hi grad, airborne, ACASP. PS and B2G applicants are subject to recoupment procedures as stated above.
Applicants selecting the 18X (Special Forces) enlistment option, who do not complete any portion of their MOS qualification training will revert to MOS 11X (Infantry). They will receive the bonus for MOS 11X that was in effect at the time of their enlistment contract.
The above changes do not affect persons currently in the Delayed Enlistment Program (DEP) or persons who enlisted prior to March 2, 2007.
Bonus amounts are reduced when combined with the Army College Fund option, and College Loan Repayment Option.