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Bonus Extension Incentive (BEI) Program

Effective 14 February 2017, Soldiers who extend under the BEI program will be stabilized for a period of 12 months. For CONUS based Soldiers, stabilization will commence on date of extension; for OCONUS Soldiers the 12 months stabilization will be added to the Soldier’s current DEROS. Soldiers who are on assignment at time of extension, or who do not desire stabilization, will need to see their servicing Career Counselor for resolution. This policy is retroactive back to 20 January 2017.

Effective 20 January 2017, The Bonus Extension Incentive (BEI) program is an Active Army Incentive Program designed to encourage Soldiers within specific ETS cohorts to voluntarily extend their service in order to mitigate significant personnel shortages due to an Army end strength increase.

IAW AR 601-280, Chapter 4, para 4-9n, Bonus Extension Incentive. Soldiers who ETS within a critical FY cohort, as announced per current SRB MILPER Message, may voluntarily extend to mitigate significant personnel shortages, and receive a Selective Retention Bonus. Extension must be for a term of no less than 12 months, and may not exceed 23 months.

IAW MILPER Message 17-014, Selective Retention Bonus (SRB), paragraph 8k. Soldiers with a fiscal year 2017 Expiration Term of Service (ETS) date extending under the provisions of reference E for the bonus extension incentive are authorized a lump sum bonus payment of $10,000. Extensions will be for a minimum of 12 months in order to be eligible for this bonus. Additionally, the entire term of the extension will be counted as previously obligated service for any future bonus calculation, if applicable.

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