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 21-348, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 29 Sep 2021)

MILPER Message 21-005, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 1 Feb 2021)

MILPER Message 20-319, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 15 Oct 2020)

MILPER Message 20-154, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 17 Jun 2020)

MILPER Message 20-037, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 03 Feb 2020)

MILPER Message 19-263, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 23 Aug 2019)

MILPER Message 19-410, Regular Army Precision Retention (Effective 15 Jan 2020)

Current Precision Retention shortage MOS/Skill Levels (STAR)

To SGT –

MOSTITLEIN/OUT
Calls-SGT
SPC/CPL SRB TierSMAPP
To SGT
SGT STAR
12PPRIME POWER PRODUCTION SPECY/N3YY
17EELECTRONIC WARFARE SPECIALISTY/N8NY
35LCOUNTER INTELLIGENCE AGENTY/N7YY
89DEXPLOSIVE ORD DISPOSAL SPCY/N8YY

To SSG –

MOSTITLEIN/OUT
Calls-SSG
SGT SRB
Tier
SMAPP to SSGSSG STAR
37FPSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALISTY/N9NY
38BCIVIL AFFAIRS SPECIALISTY/N5NY

Current Precision Retention overage MOS/Skill Levels

The following MOS/skill levels are restricted: 09L, 12K1, 12M1, 12R1, 12T1, 12W1, 15B1, 15E1, 15F1, 15H, 15W1, 15W2, 25L, 68N, 68U, 88N1, 91E1, 92L1, 92S1, 92S2, 92S4, 94R1, 94R2, 94Y. All grades for MOS 15Y, 35N, 35P, and 35S with Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) Y1. All grades 35N with ASI Y2.

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