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Army Enlistment Incentives

Active Duty Quick Ship (Seasonal) Bonus

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A seasonal (quick ship) bonus of up to $20,000 is available for qualified recruits in select MOSs (jobs) who enlist for at least two years and agree to report for basic training within 30 days. Seasonal bonus levels are $20,000, $15,000 and $6,000, depending on the selected MOS (Army Job).

The bonus is $3,000 for recruits who report within 31 to 60 days. To be eligible for this bonus, recruits must be a high school diploma-holder, and must score at least a 50 on the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The MOS (job) must also be listed as eligible for a seasonal bonus in the Army recruiting computer system.

This bonus may be combined with all other enlistment incentives, but the maximum total bonus amount that any one person can receive is capped at $40,000.

Payment of Bonuses

Recruits who enlist for cash bonuses totaling more than $10,000 receive their initial payment of $10,000 upon successful completion of initial entry training (basic training and job training). The remaining bonus amount will be paid in annual increments of up to $10,000 a year until paid in full. Enlistment bonuses totaling less than $10,000 is paid in one lump sum upon successful completion of initial entry training.

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