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Of all the services, the Navy has established the most comprehensive (and complicated) enlistment bonus programs. The Navy authorizes enlistment bonuses for a variety of situations, including extended time in the Delayed Enlistment Program (DEP).

The following Navy enlistment bonus information is derived from COMNAVCRUITCOM Message R 031453Z. The information is current as of April 2005.

Enlistment Bonus information is subject to change. For the latest information, see the Navy Recruiting Command's Enlistment Incentive Web Page.

Enlisted Bonus Source Rate Program (EBSRP)

The EBSRP provides a monetary enlistment bonus for navy recruits who enlist in the below ratings (jobs) and ship out to basic training during the time-periods indicated. To qualify for these bonuses, recruits must agree to extend their normal four-year enlistment contract by one year (total five year active duty enlistment). Those who enlist under a program which requires a five or six year enlistment period (such as Nuclear or Advanced Technical Programs) do not have to extend their enlistments. Those who enlist under one of the four-year GENDET or GTEP programs (programs where one enlists without a guaranteed rating, and gets their job assigned later) also are not required to extend their enlistments.

 

Rating (Job)
Shipping Months
Enlistment Bonus

(AIRR)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$6,000

 

JANUARY - MAY:

$8,000

 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$4,000

(AM-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

(AME-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

(AO-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

(AV-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

(DK-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

(PN-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

(SK-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

Enlistment Bonus Source Rate -- Navy College Fund (EBSR-NCF)

Some ratings (jobs) have the choice of receiving an enlistment bonus or the Navy College Fund. A very few ratings can receive a reduced bonus with the Navy College Fund (those ratings are indicated in the chart below). As with the EBSR program, to qualify for these bonuses, recruits must agree to extend their normal four-year enlistment contract by one year (total five year active duty enlistment). Those who enlist under a program which requires a five or six year enlistment period (such as Nuclear or Advanced Technical Programs) do not have to extend their enlistments. Those who enlist under one of the four-year GENDET or GTEP programs (programs where one enlists without a guaranteed rating, and gets their job assigned later) also are not required to extend their enlistments.

The amount of the College Fund is $350 per month, added to the monthly amount that the Montgomery G.I. Bill pays for college education.

 

Rating (Job) Shipping Months Bonus Bonus with Navy College Fund
AECF AEF) OCTOBER - DECEMBER: $6,000  
  JANUARY - MAY: $8,000  
  JUNE - SEPTEMBER: $4,000  

(AIRR)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$6,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$8,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$4,000

 

(AM-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 
AV-SG

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 
CTI-ATF

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$10,000 $6,000
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$12,000 $8,000
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$8,000 $4,000
DC-SG

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 
DT-SG NEC 8708)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$10,000  
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$8,000  
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$8,000  

(EM-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 

(EN-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 
HM-SEAL

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$12,000  
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$15,000  
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$10,000  
HM-SG NEC 8427 AND 8496)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$10,000  
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$12,000  
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$8,000  

(HT-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 

(IT-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 

(IS-ATF)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$6,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$8,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$4,000

 

(MM-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
  JUNE - SEPTEMBER: $3,000  

(MMS-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 

(MN-SG)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 

(MT-AEF)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$6,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$8,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$4,000

 
NF

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$10,000 $6,000
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$12,000 $4,000
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$8,000 $8,000
PC-SG

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 
SEAL/SWCC

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$12,000  
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$15,000  
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$10,000  
SECF-5YO

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$6,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$8,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$4,000

 

(STG-SG)

OCTOBER -DECEMBER:

$4,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$6,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$3,000

 

(STG-AEF)

OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

$6,000

 
 

JANUARY - MAY:

$8,000

 
 

JUNE - SEPTEMBER:

$4,000

 

FY 2005 Shipping Bonuses

The following ratings are authorized a $1,000 enlistment bonus if they ship out to basic training prior to September 1, 2005:

AME-SG
AO-SG
AS-SG
BU-5YO
EO-5YO
GSE-SG
GSM-SG
HT-ATF
MR-SG
UT-5YO

Extended Enlistment Bonus

Recruits in the following ratings may receive a bonus (in addition to any listed above) in exchange for a six-year enlistment:

GSE, GSM, HT, EM, EN, DC, MM, MR = $5,000
IT = $3,000

Bonuses for College Credits

Recruits with colllege degrees and college credits also qualify for a bonus. College bonuses may be combined with other enlistment bonuses. Members must provide official college transcripts prior to shipping to basic training.

Associate Degree = $5,000
Bachelor's Degree = $8,000

1 Year (900 class room hours) of vocational technical education = $3,000
2 Years (18,00 class room hours) of vocational technical education = $5,000

12-23 semester hours (or equivalent) of college = $2,000
24-47 semester hours (or equivalent) of college = $3,000
48-71 semester hours (or equivalent) of college = $4,000
72-95 semester hours (or equivalent) of college = $6,000
96+ semester hours (or equivalent) of college = $7,000

Enlistment Bonus for High ASVAB Scores

Members in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) who is in TSC I (AFQT Score of 93 or greater) can receive a $100 per month bonus for every month in the DEP over six months. Participation does not require a 12-month extension and can be taken in conjunction with othe bonuses.

Bonus for Extended Time in the Delayed Enlistment Program (DEP)

Members who remain in the Delayed Enlistment Program for 10 months or greater is eligible to receive a $500 bonus. The bonus does not require a 12-month extension and can be combined with other enlistment bonus incentives.

Prior Service. To be eligible for an enlistment bonus, a returning member who is a veteran must do so by re-entry at the paygrade of E-3 or below, and not have previously received an enlistment bonus or re-enlistment bonus.

Bonus Cap. The combination of all enlistment bonus incentives received may not exceed $20,000.

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