Controversial changes to GI Bill transfer rules delayed until next year

Defense Department officials will delay a controversial proposal limiting troops ability to share their GI Bill benefits with spouses and children after complaints from advocates and lawmakers that the move could hurt recruiting and morale. In a letter to lawmakers last week, acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness James Stewart said the move will be pushed […]

Reenlistment Options

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 Option 5 Updated: 20190610 Reenlistment Options and Eligibility Window Reenlistment Option Information See your servicing Career Counselor for indiviual qualifications and availability. Reenlistment options are designed to meet the personal desires of the Soldier and to fulfill the needs of the Army. To serve the interests of both […]

Selective Retention Bonus (SRB)

Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) Messages Newly Released/Current SRB Message(s)  MILPER Message 19-155, SRB (Effective 30 May 19) MILPER Message 18-174, WBA (Effective 8 Jun 18) The SRB program is a retention incentive paid to Soldiers in certain selected MOSs who reenlist for a minimum of 3 years. The objective of the SRB program is to increase the […]

Retention Interviews and Career Planning

Related Information | Integration | Professional Development | Sustainment | Career Development Sustainment Counseling. Retains quality Soldiers and enhances Army readiness. Reenlistment enhances Army readiness by aligning the current force with Army force structure requirements based on established priorities at the time of reenlistment. Reenlistment is a tool that supports the Army’s transformation. For those Soldiers that decide to separate at ETS, the […]

MOS Conversion Bonus (CB) Program

Related LinksReclassification | Options | SMAPP | Critical Skills Retention Bonus The objective of this program is to attract highly qualified Soldiers in the rank of staff sergeant (SSG) and below, who are serving in an over-strength or balanced military occupational specialty (MOS), to migrate into a shortage MOS. Soldiers who are approved for this program are eligible to receive a […]

Army Precision Retention

Current Army Precision Retention Message(s) MILPER Message 18-308, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 24 Oct 18) Current Precision Retention shortage MOS/Skill Levels To SGT – 12P, 13B, 13F, 19D, 31D, 35L, 46S. To SSG – 12B, 12C, 13M, 13R, 14E, 14T, 19D, 19K, 25D, 25E. Current Precision Retention overage MOS/Skill Levels 12W1, 68B1, 68H1, 92L1, 92M1, 92S1, and 35P with language codes HE, […]

Career Counseling Integration

Retention Interviews and Career Planning Related Information | Integration | Professional Development | Sustainment | Career Development Integration Counseling. Vital to the Army’s sponsorship program. Integration will assist to reduce turbulence with Soldiers when they initially arrive at their units. All Soldiers will be counseled by their career counselor to ensure critical areas have been addressed (sponsorship, basic human needs, personnel and financial […]