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Army Re-Enlistment Bonuses

Table 4 -- Location-based Bonuses

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Updated March 01, 2009

The Army offers lump-sum re-enlistment bonuses for Soldiers who hold certain Military Occupation Specialties and/or special skills, who agree to re-enlist in the active duty Army. Whether or not a bonus is offered, and the exact amount of the monetary bonus depends on several factors, including MOS/Skill, rank, how much active duty time the Soldier has, and how long the Soldier is re-enlisting for. Re-Enlistment bonuses are subject to Federal income tax, except when the Soldier re-enlists in a designated combat zone. In that case, the entire amount of the re-enlistment bonus is tax-free. Whether or not a re-enlistment bonus is subject to state income tax, depends on the laws of the individual state, that the Soldier claims as his/her legal residence.

Table 4 -- Location Re-Enlistment Bonus

Effective Feb. 20, 2009, soldiers who hold a critical skill listed in the table at the bottom of this page, with a SQI/ASI as indicated and re-enlist for locations and positions in the chart may be entitled to a lump-sum bonus as follows:

Zone A (those who have between 17 months and 6 years of active duty service)

  • Private First Class (E-3) who re-enlists for 12-23 months: $2,000
  • Private First Class (E-3) who re-enlists for 24-35 months: $3,000
  • Private First Class (E-3) who re-enlists for 36-47 months: $6,000
  • Private First Class (E-3) who re-enlists for 48-59 months: $9,000
  • Private First Class (E-3) who re-enlists for 60+ months: $11,500
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 12-23 months: $3,000
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 24-35 months: $4,000
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 36-47 months: $7,500
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 48-59 months: $9,500
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 60+ months: $14,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 12-23 months: $4,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 24-35 months: $5,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 36-47 months: $8,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 48-59 months: $10,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 60+ months: $15,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6) who re-enlists for 12-23 months: $5,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6)who re-enlists for 24-35 months: $6,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6)who re-enlists for 36-47 months: $10,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6) who re-enlists for 48-59 months: $15,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6) who re-enlists for 60+ months: $17,000

Zone B (those who have between 6 years and 10 years of active duty service)

  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 12-23 months: $4,000
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 24-35 months: $5,500
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 36-47 months: $9,000
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 48-59 months: $12,000
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 60+ months: $14,500
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 12-23 months: $5,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 24-35 months: $8,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 36-47 months: $10,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 48-59 months: $13,500
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 60+ months: $16,500
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6) who re-enlists for 12-23 months: $6,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6)who re-enlists for 24-35 months: $9,500
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6)who re-enlists for 36-47 months: $11,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6) who re-enlists for 48-59 months: $15,500
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6) who re-enlists for 60+ months: $18,500

Zone C (those who have between 10 years and 14 years of active duty service)

  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 12-23 months: $3,000
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 24-35 months: $4,000
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 36-47 months: $7,500
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 48-59 months: $9,500
  • Specialist/Corporal (E-4) who re-enlists for 60+ months: $13,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 12-23 months: $4,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 24-35 months: $5,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 36-47 months: $8,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 48-59 months: $10,000
  • Sergeant (E-5) who re-enlists for 60+ months: $15,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6) who re-enlists for 12-23 months: $5,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6)who re-enlists for 24-35 months: $6,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6)who re-enlists for 36-47 months: $10,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6) who re-enlists for 48-59 months: $15,000
  • Staff Sergeant (E-6) who re-enlists for 60+ months: $17,000

Table 4 -- Location-Based Re-Enlistment Bonuses

MOS SQI/ASI Location E 3 E 4 E 5 E 6
11B P All airborne Y Y Y Y
13F V 75th Ranger Y Y Y Y
15U N/A 160th SOAR Y Y Y Y
25B P All airborne Y Y Y Y
25C P All airborne Y Y Y Y
25N P All airborne Y Y Y Y
25R P All airborne Y Y Y Y
25U P All airborne Y Y Y Y
27D P All airborne Y Y Y Y
31E N/A Guantanamo Y Y Y Y
35F P All airborne Y Y Y Y
42A P All airborne Y Y Y Y
45B P All airborne Y Y Y Y
56M P All airborne Y Y Y Y
68W P and W1 SOCom Y Y Y Y
68W P All airborne Y Y Y Y
74D P All airborne Y Y Y Y
88M P All airborne Y Y Y Y
92A P All airborne Y Y Y Y
92G P All airborne Y Y Y Y
92Y P All airborne Y Y Y Y

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