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SRB Award Levels Adjusted 

Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Office

Navy is seeing the highest reenlistment rates in a decade and is projecting to meet most required reenlistment needs for Sailors with critical skills this fiscal year (FY).  As a result, Selective Reenlistment Bonuses are being adjusted in NAVADMIN 075/09.

Award levels have been revised for all but 56 Navy Enlisted Classifications (NEC) in 10 skill groups listed in the NAVADMIN. All others are reduced to or remain at zero.

“Selective Reenlistment Bonuses are a dynamic market-based incentive designed to retain those Sailors in our most critical ratings and NECs.” said Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson, chief of naval personnel. “We felt it was necessary to reduce the current levels in light of the very positive stay Navy behavior we’re seeing.”

The reductions to multiples and ceilings applied to non-nuclear ratings and NEC’s are effective May 1.  This date was chosen to allow Sailors an opportunity to request a reservation before the lower limit takes effect.  Nuclear rating and NEC award levels will be effective May 11.

Reserve component full time support (FTS) will continue to follow award levels in NAVADMIN 050/09.

Commands must submit SRB requests via Officer Personnel Information System (OPINS) 35-120 days in advance of a Sailor’s reenlistment date.  Requests for precertification submitted less than 35 days prior to the requested reenlistment date without substantial justification will be rejected.  Sailors must have approved precertification before reenlisting, but may wait until their end of active obligated service (EAOS) to reenlist.

Sailors in non-nuclear skills whose SRB award levels are being reduced or eliminated, and who have a Navy Personnel Command (NPC) approval message, or a pending precertification with PERS 811 for a reenlistment date after April 30, must resubmit the request for a new reenlistment date of April 30 or earlier to be eligible for the higher award level and must have an EAOS not later than June 8. This EAOS restriction also applies to Sailors whose SRB award level has decreased or eliminated, but who did not already possess an approval message or precertification from PERS 811.
“We will continue to monitor our retention rates and make adjustments as necessary, to ensure we’re poised to meet current and future demands,” Ferguson concluded.

For complete information on SRB changes and procedures, see your command career counselor and NAVADMIN 075/09 at


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