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SUBJ/SELECTED RESERVE SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) PROGRAM//
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/062041ZAUG13//
REF/C/DOC/TITLE 37 U.S.C.//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 197/13, REENLISTMENT BONUS ELIGIBILITY FOR DRILLING
SELECTED RESERVE PERSONNEL. REF B IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTRUCTION
1304.31, ENLISTED BONUS PROGRAM. REF C IS SECTION 331 OF TITLE 37, U.S.C.,
CHAPTER 5, SUB-CHAPTER II, PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES. REF
D IS NAVY RESERVE PERSONNEL MANUAL 1001.5, SECTION 1100-010 - RESERVE
INCENTIVE AND 1100-020 - RESERVE ENLISTED INCENTIVE. REF E IS MILPERSMAN
1160-030, CERTAIN ENLISTMENTS AND REENLISTMENT UNDER CONTINUOUS SERVICE
CONDITIONS. REF F IS NAVPERS 18068F, NAVY ENLISTED OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS
(NEOCS) MANUAL, VOLUME II. REF G IS COMNAVRESFORINST 1780.1C MONTGOMERY GI
BILL - SELECTED RESERVE CHAPTER 1606 BASIC AND KICKER PROGRAM POLICY
GUIDANCE. REF H IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 7000.14-R, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
REGULATIONS, VOLUME 7A.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN supersedes ref (a), and incorporates significant bonus
program changes per ref (b) and ref (c).
2. Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) program details.
a. Initial and anniversary payments.
(1) All bonuses authorized by this NAVADMIN will be paid in
installments, less taxes. The initial payment will equal 50 percent of the
total bonus amount. Anniversary payments will be the remaining 50 percent of
the total bonus amount, divided equally over the remainder of the obligation
(either two or five years).
(2) Eligibility for anniversary payments is contingent upon the
member maintaining satisfactory participation per ref (d), in the designated
rating and/or Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) for each year of the bonus
b. SRB Program eligibility.
(1) A Sailor's reenlistment date must fall within the fiscal year
(FY) of their current End of Obligated Service (EOS), except for those who
obligate service (OBLISERV) in support of mobilizations. Sailors who have or
had, an EOS in the current FY who extended their enlistment beyond 30
September to incur required OBLISERV for mobilization orders, may reenlist
for SRB under this NAVADMIN provided the new contract end date exceeds
member's previous EOS as extended. The Sailor's Navy Reserve Activity (NRA)
must submit copies of mobilization orders and NAVPERS 1070/621 authorizing
extension of contract as supporting documentation to application procedures
in paragraph 3.
(2) Sailors must have less than 20 years total federal military
service as calculated from their pay entry base date (PEBD)on the date of the
(3) Sailors must complete the period of obligation for which this SRB
is offered prior to 24 years of federal military service. Per ref (b), bonus
payments cannot be made beyond 24 years of service.
(4) Sailors with greater than 18 years of service from PEBD are
limited to a 3-year SRB.
(5) Extensions are not authorized to gain eligibility for this SRB.
(6) Sailors currently serving under a contractual obligation for any
prior bonus must be within 45 days of completing that obligation prior to
reenlisting to qualify for this SRB.
(7) Per ref (b), bonuses for reenlistment (exclusive of prior-service
affiliation and enlistment bonuses) shall not exceed $80,000 in a career.
Sailors are encouraged to maximize their SRB by reenlisting for the greater
period of obligation, as long as their career total combined SRB payments do
not exceed $80,000. Ref (d), section 1100-010 and 1100-020 updates will be
promulgated separate correspondence.
c. Rating conversion. Current Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors who are
approved for change of rating to a bonus eligible rating listed in paragraph
6 may be eligible for a reenlistment bonus as follows:
(1) Change of rating approved via direct conversion.
(a) Sailors approved for a change of rating and whose EOS
conforms to paragraph 2.b.(1), may reenlist immediately upon change of rating
approval to qualify for a reenlistment bonus.
(b) The initial bonus payment shall be processed and paid after
reenlistment, immediately after Commander, Naval Recruiting Command (N11),
receives the bonus application and the rating change is reflected in the Navy
Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS).
(2) Change of rating approved via successful competition or
concurrent change of rating.
(a) Sailors who successfully complete rating conversion
requirements and whose EOS conforms to paragraph 2.b.(1), may reenlist for a
reenlistment bonus. Sailors must meet skill qualification prior to payment
of the SRB for a member transferring into a designated military skill.
(b) Sailors who have successfully completed the change of
rating requirements, but whose EOS does not conform to paragraph 2.b.(1), are
not eligible for a reenlistment bonus.
(c) The initial bonus payment shall be processed and paid to
Sailors in this category only after completing all requirements to
permanently affect the change of rating.
(d) All other basic eligibility criteria contained in ref (b)
remain in effect.
3. Eligibility determination and bonus application procedures. NRAs shall
determine bonus eligibility in accordance with ref (b), ref (d) and this
message. Ref (b) and this NAVADMIN supersedes ref (d) where conflicts exist.
a. Complete bonus written agreements in the Reserve Bonus Application
Module (RBAM). This is the only authorized method to complete enlisted bonus
written agreements. RBAM can be accessed via the Navy Reserve Homeport at
questions, contact Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
(N11) incentive program specialists via e-mail at
CNRFC_bonus_shop(at)navy.mil or telephone at (757) 322-2646/2644/3637 DSN
b. Scan and submit all required documents listed on the CNRFC (N112)
Enlisted Incentives Homeport as a single (multiple page) PDF file to
COMNAVRESFORCOM (N11) via RBAM. Missing documents will delay bonus payment
processing. If unable to scan documents, e-mail the address above for
4. Zone eligibility criteria.
a. Zone A - Sailors with up to 8 years service from PEBD. Sailors in
Zone A are eligible to reenlist if they have completed their enlistment
program's required obligation, regardless of the time remaining on their
initial military service obligation (MSO). Specifically, upon completion of
New Accession Trainee's (NAT) six year SELRES obligation, NAT Sailors are
eligible to reenlist provided the length of the new contract exceeds their
MSO and current EOS.
b. Zone B - Sailors with more than 8 years and up to 14 years service
c. Zone C - Sailors with more than 14 years and up to 20 years service
5. Bonus tiers, obligation and payment amounts.
Tier Obligation Total Initial Anniversary
1 6 Year $15,000 $7,500 5 of $1,500
1 3 Year $7,500 $3,750 2 of $1,875
2 6 Year $10,000 $5,000 5 of $1,000
2 3 Year $5,000 $2,500 2 of $1,250
3 6 Year $7,500 $3,750 5 of $750
3 3 Year $3,000 $1,500 2 of $750
6. Bonus eligible ratings, rates, NECs and zones. Numbers in each
zone column indicate the tier (see paragraph 5 above for 6 year and
3 year reenlistment tier amounts). Read across five columns:
rating/rate, NEC and zone (A, B or C) to determine SRB tier.
Rating/Rate NEC Zone A Zone B Zone C
Any 9566 1 1 3
Any 9570 2 1 3
Any 90LS 3 3 3
Any 9598 3 3 3
Any 9501 3 3 3
AE, AM 8342 3 3 3
AE, AM 8318 3 3 3
AE, AM 8800 3 3 3
AE, AM 8341 3 3 3
AW 7835 1 1 2
AW 7807 2 2 3
AWF 8252 2 2 3
AWF 8289 3 3 3
AWF 8209 3 3 3
AWO 7841 1 1 2
AWO2 Any 3 3 3
AWO3 Any 3 3 None
AWS 7886 1 1 1
AWS3 Any 1 1 None
AT 6725 3 3 3
BM 0160 3 3 3
BM 0164 3 3 3
BM 0169 3 3 3
CS 3529 3 3 3
CTI 9ARB 2 2 3
CTI 9PES 2 2 3
CTI 9RUS 2 2 3
CTI3 Any 3 3 None
CTR 9138 2 2 3
CTT 9141 3 3 3
EN 4308 3 3 3
EN 4313 3 3 3
EN 4303 3 3 3
EOD 5339 1 1 1
EOD 5335 1 1 1
EOD2 Any 3 3 3
ET 14RO 3 3 3
ET 14NO 3 3 3
ET 1420 3 3 3
ET 9605 3 3 3
ET 1678 3 3 3
ET 1460 3 3 3
FC2 Any 2 2 3
GM 0814 3 3 3
GM 9536 2 2 3
HM 8427 2 2 3
HM 8410 2 2 3
HM 8489 3 3 3
HM 8541 3 3 3
HM 8506 3 3 3
HM 8408 3 3 3
HM 8482 3 3 3
HM 8466 3 3 3
HM 8432 3 3 3
HM 8452 3 3 3
HM 8483 3 3 3
HM 8485 3 3 3
HT 4955 3 3 3
IS 3912 3 3 3
IS 3923 3 3 3
IT 2779 2 1 3
IT 2791 2 1 3
LN2 Any 3 3 3
MC 8143 1 1 2
MC 8147 1 1 2
MC2 Any 3 3 3
MC3 Any 2 2 None
MN3 Any 2 2 None
ND Any 1 1 1
OS 0336 2 2 3
OS 0342 3 3 3
SB Any 1 1 1
SO Any 1 1 1
STG3 Any 3 3 None
Note 1: Where "Any" is listed in the "Rating/Rate" column, any rating/rate,
who also holds the required NEC per the "NEC" column, is eligible.
Note 2: Where multiple ratings are listed in the "Rating" column, any of
those ratings, who also holds the required NEC per the "NEC" column, is
Note 3: Where "Any" is listed in the "NEC" column, ratings/rates in the
"Rating/Rate" column, holding any Rating Series NEC, is eligible. NEC 0000,
Defense Grouping NECs, Conversion Series NECs, or other Special Series NECs
not classified as Ratings Series NECs, are ineligible. See ref (f) for
definitions of defense grouping, conversion series and other special series
Note 4: Where a member qualifies for multiple tiers, the highest tier
applies. For example, a GM with NEC 0814 and 9536 in Zone B would qualify
for tier 2 "GM 9536".
Note 5: NECs must be listed in either the primary NEC or secondary NEC
position in NSIPS before bonus payment can be made.
7. Sailors serving in the ratings, rates and/or NECs listed in paragraph 6
may also apply for the Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve kicker program
provided they meet eligibility criteria contained in ref (g).
8. Repayment. Repayment policy is governed by refs (c), (d), and (h), which
collectively determine when repayment of the unearned portion of a bonus is
required, not required but left to Secretarial discretion, or prohibited.
Ref (c) requires repayment with certain exceptions. As a general rule,
repayment of any unearned portion of a bonus will be sought for failure to a
complete the terms of the SRB obligation or meet required performance and
a. Repayment will not be sought when a member fails to complete an SRB
contract in the following circumstances IAW with the complete policy cited
for each circumstance:
(1) Death, not due to misconduct, IAW ref (h), Table 2-1, Rule 1;
(2) Injury or illness, not due to misconduct, under specified
conditions, resulting in separation or retirement for disability IAW ref (h),
Table 2-1, Rule 2;
(3) Completion of the contract is prevented by the Navy due to force
management actions per ref (h), Table 2-1, Rules 5, 6 and 7.
b. Repayment is at the discretion of the Secretarial process when a
member fails to complete an SRB contract in the circumstances below, IAW with
the complete policy cited for each circumstance. Note that repayment action
will be initiated for these circumstances, until and unless the Secretarial
process waives or remits recoupment:
(1) Separation for medical reasons not covered by paragraph 14.a.2,
IAW ref (h) Table 2-1, Rule 3;
(2) Medical reasons preclude completion of SRB contract, but member
is not separated and continues in another capacity IAW ref (h) Table 2-1,
(3) The Secretarial process determines that recoupment is contrary to
a personnel policy or management objective, against equity or good
conscience, or contrary to the best interest of the United States per ref
c. Repayment is required for any other situation not covered by
paragraph 8.a or 8.b.
d. Per ref (b), Sailors must maintain normal skill progression as
determined by their unit commanding officer (CO). Sailors who fail to
maintain normal skill progression may have their SRB terminated and any
unearned amount of the SRB processed for repayment. COs shall notify CNRFC
(N11) via the Echelon IV and Echelon V chain of command if a member in
receipt of an SRB paid under this NAVADMIN fails to meet normal skill
progression, and recommend bonus termination. The unit CO shall include
supporting documentation. Examples of supporting documentation can include,
but are not limited to: documented failure to qualify for billet-related
skills or watch stations, not recommended for retention or not recommended
for advancement on an evaluation. CNRFC (N11) is the final authority for
adjudication of failure to meet normal skillprogression determinations.
9. Point of contact is Mr. Jim Johnson, CNRFC (N1C21), at (757) 322-2245 or
via e-mail at james.p.johnson(at)navy.mil.
10. This message will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled,
whichever occurs first.
11. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//