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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)

Bonuses are paid in Lump Sum, at the time of re-enlistment. This list is current as of March 6, 2006.

Bonuses are subject to change.

MOS/TITLE SPC SGT SSG
MAXIMUM PAYMENT
11B INFANTRYMAN 1A 1A/1B/0 1.5A/1.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
11C IND FIRE INFMAN 1A 0.5A/0.5B/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
13D FA TCT DATA SYS SP 1A 1.5A/1.5B/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
13F FIRE SUP SP 2A 1.5A/1.5B/0 1A/1B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
13R FA FF RDR OP 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
13S FA SURVEYOR 0 0.5A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
13W FA MET CRWMEM 0.5A 1.5A/1.5B/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
14E PATRIOT OP/MNT 1A 0.5A/0.5B/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
14J AD C4I TAC OPNS CEN ENH OP 0 0.5A/0.5B/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
14T PATRIOT LS ENH OP/MNT 0.5A 0.5A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
15N AVIONIC MECHANIC 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
18B SF WEAPONS SERGEANT 2.5A 2.5A/2.5B/2.5C 2.5A/2.5B/2.5C
$30,000
18C SF ENGINEER SERGEANT 2.5A 2.5A/2.5B/2.5C 2.5A/2.5B/2.5C
$30,000
18D SF MED SERGEANT 3.5A 3.5A/3.5B/3.5C 3.5A/3.5B/3.5C
$30,000
18E SF COMMO SERGEANT 3.5A 3.5A/3.5B/3.5C 3.5A/3.5B/3.5C
$30,000
19D CAVALRY SCOUT 1A 1A/1B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
21C BRIDGE CRWMEM 1.5A 1.5A/1.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
21D DIVER 1.5A 0/0/0 1.5A/1.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
21L LITHOGRAPHER 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
21M FIREFIGHTER 0 0.5A/0.5B/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
21R INTERIOR ELECTRICIAN 0 0.5A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
21U TOPOGRAPHIC ANALYST 1.5A 1A/1B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
21W CARPENTRY AND MASONRY SP 0.5A 1A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
25B INFO SYS OP-ANALYST 0.5A 1A/0.5B/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
25C RADIO OP/MAINT 0.5A 0.5A/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
25D TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR-MAINTAINER 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
25S SAT COM SYS OP/MNT 2.5A 2A/1.5B/0 0/0/0
$30,000
25U SIG SPT SYS SP 1A 1A/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
31B MILITARY POLICE 2A 1.5A/1.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
31D CID SPECIAL AGENT 0 0/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
31E CORRECTIONS SP 2.5A 1.5A/1.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
37F PSYOP SP 1.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$20,000
44B METAL WORKER 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
45B SM ARMS/ART REP 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
45G FIRE CONTROL REP 0.5A 0.5A/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
46Q JOURNALIST 0 0/0/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
46R BROADCAST JOURNALIST 1A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
52C UTIL EQUIP REP 0.5A 0.5A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
52D POWER GEN EQUIP REP 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
62B CONST EQUIP REP 1.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
63B LT-WH VEHICLE MECH 1.5A 1.5A/1B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
63J QM AND CHEM EQUIP REP 0 0.5A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
63M BRADLEY SYSTEM MNTN 0 0.5A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
74D CHEM OPNS SP 0.5A 2A/2B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
79R RECRUITER 0 2.5A/2.5B/2.5C 2.5A/2.5B/2.5C
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
88H CARGO SP 0.5A 0.5A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
88K WATERCRAFT OP 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
88M MOTOR TRANSPORT OP 2A 1A/1B/0 1A/1B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
88N TRANS MGT COORD 0.5A 0.5A/0.5B/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
89B AMMUNITION SP 1.5A 1A/0/0 1A/1B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
89D EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL SP 3A 3A/3B/0 3A/3B/0
$30,000
91J MED SUPPLY SP 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
91P RADIOLOGY SP 0 0/1B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
91R VET FOOD INSP SP 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
91S PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SP 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
91W HEALTH CARE SP 1A 0.5A/1B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
91X MENTAL HEALTH SP 1A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
92A AUTO LOGISTICAL SP 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
92F PETRO SUP SP 1A 1A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
92L PETRO LAB SP 0 1A/1B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
92M MORTUARY AFFAIRS SP 1A 1A/1B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
92R PARACHUTE RIGGER 1A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
92W WATER TREATMENT SP 1.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
94A LAND COMBAT ELECTRONIC MISSILE SYSTEM REPAIRER 0.5A 0.5A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
94D AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT REPAIRER 0 0/0/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
94E RADIO AND COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY (COMSEC) REPAIRER 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
94F SPECIAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES REPAIRER 1A 1A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
94H TEST, MEASUREMENT, AND DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT (TMDE) MAINTENANCE SUPPORT SP 0 0/0/0 0.5A/0.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
94M RADAR REPAIRER 0.5A 0/0/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
94S PATRIOT SYSTEM REPAIRER 0.5A 0.5A/0.5B/0 0/0/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
96B INTELL ANALYST 0 2.5A/2.5B/0 2.5A/2.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
96D IMAGERY ANALYST 0 1.5A/1.5B/0 1.5A/1.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
96U UNMANNED AERIAL VEH OP 1.5A 1.5A/1.5B/0 1.5A/1.5B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
97B COUNTER INTELL AGENT 0 2A/2B/0 2A/2B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
97E INTERROGATOR 3.5A 3.5A/3.5B/0 3.5A/3.5B/0
$30,000
98C SIGNALS INTELL ANALYST 0 2A/2B/0 2A/2B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
98G AD 1.5A 2A/2B/0 2A/2B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C
98Y SIGNALS COLLECTOR/ANALYST 0 2A/2B/0 2A/2B/0
$10,000 Zone A/$15,000 Zone B/C

Other information contained in the message:

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.

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