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 (STAR)
To SGT –
|SPC/CPL SRB Tier||SMAPP|
|12P||PRIME POWER PRODUCTION SPEC||Y/N||3||Y||Y|
|17E||ELECTRONIC WARFARE SPECIALIST||Y/N||8||N||Y|
|35L||COUNTER INTELLIGENCE AGENT||Y/N||7||Y||Y|
|89D||EXPLOSIVE ORD DISPOSAL SPC||Y/N||8||Y||Y|
To SSG –
|SMAPP to SSG||SSG STAR|
|37F||PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST||Y/N||9||N||Y|
|38B||CIVIL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST||Y/N||5||N||Y|
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.