Regular Army 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 offers Soldiers promotion opportunities and monetary incentives for reclassification into an MOS.
  • 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 22-157, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 18 May 22)

MILPER Message 21-486, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 18 Jan 22)

MILPER Message 21-348, Regular Army Precision Retention (Rescinds 17 Jan 22)

Shortage MOS’s that provide the best opportunity for promotion:

To SGT – 12P, 35L, & 89D

To SSG – 25D, 25E, 37F, 38B, & 51C

Overage (restricted) MOS’s:

09L, 12K1, 12M1, 15B1, 15E1, 15H1, 15H3, 15W1, 25L, 92S1, 92S4, 94H1, 94R1, 94R2, 94T1, 94Y

All grades for MOS 15Y, 35N, 35P, and 35S with ASI Y1

All grades for MOS 35N with ASI Y2