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Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program

  SRB NAVADMIN 081/14 released 10 April 2014

Latest SRB award levels supersede NAVADMIN 081/14 

HOT!!! 13 Feb 2015           

 *** updated SRB information for FT and HT are listed in the below excel sheet***


Old USN & FTS SRB: NAVADMIN: 273/12 of 8 September 2012

CCCs and Sailors are strongly encouraged to read THE ENTIRE NAVADMIN.  Please direct your questions to the appropriate POC listed towards the end of the NAVADMIN.
                    90 Day Early Reenlistment Eligibility Table FY 2014  

                              90 Day Early Reenlistment Eligibility Table FY 2015 

SRB requests must be submitted at least 35 days prior to the reenlistment date.

35 Day Policy Waiver Guidance

***Forward 35 Day Waiver request to EMCM Douglas Irish at and Mr. Frank Palomo at  ensure the subject line states "35 Day Waiver Request ICO MEMBER"

SRB MADE EASY   (as of 29 May 2014)  

OPNAVINST 1160.8A and current NAVADMIN govern the SRB program, Obligated Service to Train (OTT), and award levels.

SRB is a re-enlistment incentive used to maintain desired manning in specific ratings and NEC'S. Highly responsive to needs of the Navy, SRB levels are subject to change.

Submit SRB requests via FORMAN / OPINS, CIMS, or NSIPS. Although request is to be submitted between 120-35 days prior to reenlistment date, if not initially rejected, request will normally be processed approximately two weeks prior to re-enlistment.  Once request is approved, DFAS and the command will be notified via message traffic.  Please refer to the POC section at the end of the current NAVADMIN for questions and concerns. 

Please note:

Prior to submitting an SRB request, the CCC is responsible for ensuring the requested NEC is in the Sailor’s inventory. Sailors can only re-enlist under NECs they actually hold, except as noted in current SRB NAVADMIN. If the NEC is missing from the Enlisted Master File, please fax a NAVPERS 1221/6 to (901) 874-2027 (DSN 882).

BOL does not reflect changes in real time as OPINS does.
For the most up to date status of any SRB request, please contact your CCC.


Selective Training and Reenlistment (STAR)Program

MILPERSMAN 1160-100 and Career School Listing (CSL)    

The STAR program offers career designation to first term enlisted members who enlist or reenlist and thereby become eligible for the following career incentives:

      • Guaranteed assignment to an appropriate Class “A” or “C” School (but not both).
      • Possible advancement from petty officer third class (PO3) to petty officer second class (PO2) upon completion of a Class “C” School or a Class “C” School package, which is listed in the Career Schools Listing (CSL), MILPERSMAN 1510-020, and the latest NAVADMIN in effect on date of reenlistment, if otherwise eligible.
      • Advancement to PO3 upon completion of Phase I of an Advanced Electronics Field (AEF) Class “A” School under automatic advancement procedures for the AEF program.
      •  Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB), if eligible (not guaranteed).

Must be on first enlistment, with more than 21 months active duty and less than 6 years active duty. Must also have above average performance.

Opens SRB window to one year prior to EAOS.

May result in automatic advancement to E-5 if school is listed on most current Career Schools Listing NAVADMIN on date of reenlistment.

SUBMITTING STAR REQUEST: Submitted via OPINS, DO NOT USE the 1306 via BOL (it does not provide all the data required to have data transferred into OPINS).  If CCC does not have access to OPINS, email the completed 1306/7 with the last three evaluation information filled in, last two PRTs annotated in the remarks, and Commanding Officer's signature to  

                            STAR INPUT POC:  PSC(SW/AW) Porter at        (previously PSC Bates). 


NAVADMIN 061/14 announces the cancellation of NAVADMIN 031/09

The career schools listing, which establishes specific eligibility requirements for automatic advancement via the Selective Training and Reenlistment (STAR) program.  In keeping with the Navy's total force integration, these programs further the training of our high-quality Sailors and reward them for their valuable contributions.  This update supersedes all previous career schools listings.

                                  Click on the below Link to view the current CSL:

 Career School Listing (CSL)

Point of Contact for CSL: HMCS Randle Groves,, 901-874-3206 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP)

OPNAVINST 1160.6 (series) and current SDAP NAVADMIN governs the SDAP program.

Current SDAP Levels:  NAVADMIN 156/14 released 07 July 2014 


The NAVADMIN is directive in nature and applies to SDAP levels for both USN and FTS personnel.  Specific policy guidance associated with this plan, as well as assignments authorized to receive SDAP, are contained within.  Commands and servicing PSDs are responsible for administering all applicable changes to SDAP in accordance with referenced policy and this NAVADMIN.

SDAP is a monthly incentive pay used to entice qualified personnel to accept designated assignments and to sustain adequate manning levels.

In order to qualify for SDAP, member must be assigned to and working in a valid billet on the command Manpower Authorization Listing. This billet must be authorized by BUPERS as an SDA billet.  Member must additionally hold matching NEC and DNEC billet in order to qualify for SDAP.

NAVADMIN 176/14 SDAP Recertification 2014: The Special Duty Assignment Pay Recertification is conducted annually to ensure commands are maintaining an accurate account of member’s eligibility for SDAP. 


**The recertification begins with release of NAVADMIN and must be received by PERS 813 by 30 September 2014.  


Commands will be able to download the spreadsheet that covers their respective UIC and verify the re-certification was received and correct.  Commands with subordinate commands are strongly encouraged to check on their tenant and subordinate commands.

       Click on below link to view data 

***Updated 7 Oct 2014***   

*Contact PERS 81 if your command is not showing as completed to prevent stoppage of SDAP pay for that UIC*



SDAP POC is PSC(SW/AW) Marie Porter (previously Bates),, 901-874-3260


SRB/BCNR Opinions

OPNAVINST 1160.6 and MILPERSMAN governs.

Works with existing laws, legislation, regulations, and directives relating to Reenlistment/Enlistment Bonuses as they apply to the BCNR.

Is not a member of BCNR but writes advisory opinions on BCNR petitions and forwards to higher authority for signatures.

Provides technical advice on policy and procedures for submitting SRB related BCNR applications.


Phased Enlistment Bonus (Phased EB)


Phased EB Processing Checklist

Phased_EB is an enlistment bonus payable (in two ~ four installments depending on program guarantee) upon successful completion of the training pipeline as specified on the "Enlistment Guarantees" form (NAVCRUIT 1153/52 - Annex "A" to DD Form 4) in the member's enlistment contract.  OPNAVINST 1160.9, paragraph 14 discusses payment proceedures.

If the member does not complete their training pipeline (for any reason) - the member's servicing PSD will begin recoupment of any Phased_EB entitlements already received by the member.

View this flowchart that describes the payment calculations and the timeline for payment of Phased Enlistment Bonuses to be received by the member

Phased Enlistment Bonus Payout

Non-NUCLEAR Program Selectees NUCLEAR Program Selectees
No College Kicker Bonus * 100% EB payable at completion of training pipeline.  The single payment bonus is a standard bonus (i.e. not a "phased" bonus) and should be processed normally by the servicing PSD. 2 EB payments
  1. (NPS Completion): 33%
  2. (Training Pipeline Complete): remaining 67%
College Kicker Bonus Authorized * 2 EB payments
  1. (RTC completion): 20%
  2. (Training Pipeline Complete): 80%
3 EB payments
  1. (RTC completion): 20%
  2. (NPS completion): 27%
  3. (Training Pipeline Complete): remaining 53%

* indicated as an OPTION on Form 1133/52 "Annex to Form 4"


P813A1  SDAP/STAR Information X3260

P813A2  SRB Information  X3915

P813A3  Enlisted Bonus Information  X3215

P813A    SRB/STAR/Phased EB/SDAP Manager  X3215

                             Commercial: (901) 874-XXXX

                              DSN:  882-XXXX

                                                   Fax:  (Comm) (901) 874-2623

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Millington TN 38055-8100


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