Precision Retention

Precision Retention is designed to sustain unit readiness and force alignment through the reenlistment and reclassification of Soldiers. Precision Retention is broken down into two parts:

  • Shortages: This identifies MOSs that are under strength and offer Soldiers promotion opportunities and monetary incentives for reclassification into the MOSs.
  • Overages: This identifies Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) that are over strength and require reclassification out of the MOS in order to achieve force alignment across the Army.

Current Precision Retention Message(s):

MILPER Message 18-154, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 30 May 2019)

Current Precision Retention shortage MOS/Skill Levels 

To SGT –

MOSTITLEIN/OUT
Calls-SGT
SPC/CPL SRB TierSMAPP
To SGT
SGT STAR
12PPRIME POWER PRODUCTION SPECY/N7YY
13BCANNON CREWMEMBERY/N3NY
14PAIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE CREWMY/N3NY
17CCYBER OPERATIONS SPECIALISTY/N9NY
31EINTERNMENT/RESETTLEMENT SPECY/N3NY
35LCOUNTER INTELLIGENCE AGENTY/N7YY
35MHUMAN INTELLIGENCE COLLECTORY/N6NY

To SSG –

MOSTITLEIN/OUT
Calls-SSG
SGT SRB
Tier
SMAPP to SSGSSG STAR
13FFIRE SUPPORT SPECIALISTY/N8NY
13JFIRE CONTROL SPECIALISTY/N3NY
13MMLRS/HIMARS CREWMEMBERY/N6NY
19DCAVALRY SCOUTY/N3NY
19KM1 ARMOR CREWMANY/N6NY
25DCYBER NETWORK DEFENDERY/N9YY
25EELECTROMAG SPECTRUM MANAGERY/N4YY
51CALT&T CONTRACTING NCOY/N6YY
74DCBRN SPECIALISTY/N4NY

Current Precision Retention overage MOS/Skill Levels

The following MOS/skill levels are restricted:  12K1, 12R1, 12T1, 12W1, 15H1, 68B1, 88L1, 92L1, 35M with language codes HE, SC, and TH, and 35P with language codes AD, AV, HE, SC, and TH