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 21-005, 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 

To SGT –

MOSTITLEIN/OUT
Calls-SGT
SPC/CPL SRB TierSMAPP
To SGT
SGT STAR
12PPRIME POWER PRODUCTION SPECY/N4YY
13MMLRS/HIMARS CREWMEMBERY/N4NY
14PAIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE CREWMEMBERY/N8NN
35FINTELLIGENCE ANALYSTY/N4NY
35LCOUNTER INTELLIGENCE AGENTY/N8YY
74DCBRN SPECIALISTY/N3NY
89DEXPLOSIVE ORD DISPOSAL SPCY/N10YY
91SSTRYKER SYSTEMS MAINTAINERY/N3NY

To SSG –

MOSTITLEIN/OUT
Calls-SSG
SGT SRB
Tier
SMAPP to SSGSSG STAR
14PAIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE CREWMEMBERY/N10NN
25EELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM MANAGERY/N5YY
37FPSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALISTY/N9NY
38BCIVIL AFFAIRS SPECIALISTY/N7NY
51CALT&T CONTRACTING NCOY/N4YY
91SSTRYKER SYSTEMS MAINTAINERY/N4NY
92MMORTUARY AFFAIRS SPECIALISTY/N3NY

Current Precision Retention overage MOS/Skill Levels

The following MOS/skill levels are restricted:  12K1, 12R1, 12T1, 12W1, 15B1, 15H1, 25L, 68H1, 68N, 68U, 91P1, 94R1, and 35P1/35P2 with language codes AD and AV.  All grades for MOS 15Y, 35N, 35P and 35S with Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) Y1. All grades 35N with ASI Y2.