The Marines are offering a special bonus to all enlisted Marines, with less than 27 years of service who reenlist during Fiscal Year 2007.
According to MARSADMIN 107/07, Marines with less than 20 years of active service who reenlisted or will reenlist during FY 07 for a period of 4 or more years are eligible to receive $10,000 in Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP). Those with more than 20 years, but less than 27 years of active service, who reenlisted or will reenlist during the Fiscal Year for a period of three or more years are also eligible to receive $10,000 in end-strength AIP.
a. Must be serving in the paygrades of E-3 through E-9
b. Reenlisted or will reenlist during Fiscal Year 2007 (which ends on September 30, 2007)
c. For Marines with less than 20 years of active duty service, minimum reenlistment period must be 4 years, and must meet ECFC/HYT guidelines
d. For Marines with more than 20 years of active duty service, but less than 27 years of service, minimum enlistment period is 3 years, and must meet ECFC/HYT guidelines
Career Retention Specialists will prepare the AIP agreements. Agreements must be signed by the Marine and the Battalion level commander or designee:
"I, [RANK, LAST NAME, FI, MI, L4-SSN]UNDERSTAND THAT, INCIDENT TO MY FY07 REENLISTMENT, I WILL BE PAID ASSIGNMENT INCENTIVE PAY (AIP) IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000, PAYABLE IN A LUMP SUM, EFFECTIVE THE DATE OF THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AMOUNT OF AIP IS PAID TO ME WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT BASED ON MY REENLISTMENT OF 48 MONTHS (FOR MARINES WITH GREATER THAN 20 YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE: 36 MONTHS) I WILL BE REQUIRED TO SERVE IN MY AIP DESIGNATED ASSIGNMENT SUBJECT TO ECFC'S OR TERMINAL LEAVE, UNLESS A WAIVER IS GRANTED BY THE DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE DURATION OF THIS AIP AGREEMENT DOES NOT AFFECT THE TERMS SET FORTH IN MY REENLISTMENT CONTRACT. I AM AWARE THAT, BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE MARINE CORPS, MY ASSIGNMENT MAY CHANGE TO A DIFFERENT AIP DESIGNATED ASSIGNMENT, BUT LENGTH OF MY ASSIGNMENT SPECIFIED WITHIN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT CHANGE. FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE SERVICE REQUIREMENT SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT MAY RESULT IN THE TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT AND MY REPAYMENT OF ANY UNEARNED PORTION OF THE AIP PAYMENT. I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT REPAYMENT WILL NOT BE SOUGHT IF MY INABILITY TO COMPLETE THE SERVICE REQUIREMENT STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT IS DUE TO MY DEATH, ILLNESS, INJURY OR OTHER PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT, WHICH WAS NOT THE RESULT OF MY MISCONDUCT, OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE DETERMINED TO BE REASONABLY BEYOND MY CONTROL."
The AIP is taxible when applicable (if reenlisting outside of a designated tax-free combat zone). The AIP is in addition to any Selective Reenlistment Bonuses which may be authorized.