MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Navy announced revised Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) rates Jan. 22 in NAVADMIN 028/10.
“Selective Reenlistment Bonuses are a dynamic, market-based incentive designed to retain those Sailors in our most critical ratings with critical NECs (Navy enlisted classification code),” said Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson. “These bonuses contribute to our efforts to provide the fleet with Sailors who have the right experience and skill sets.”
SRBs enhance Navy's ability to size, shape and stabilize manning by using a monetary incentive to encourage Sailors with critical skills and experience to stay Navy. Award levels are strategically adjusted as retention needs dictate.
The new message approves 38 increases in SRB award levels and four decreases. Seven awards were removed entirely, two were added and 132 remain unchanged.
Air Traffic Controllers in Zone A (less than six years of service) and Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsmen in Zone C (between ten and fourteen years of service)-- were new to the SRB list this cycle. Seven Hospital Corpsman NEC awards were removed. Sailors should consult NAVADMIN 028/10 to determine their SRB eligibility and award level.
The increased award levels are effective immediately and decreased levels are effective 30 days from the release of NAVADMIN 028/10. Award levels are continually reviewed and evaluated to match reenlistment behavior. This NAVADMIN supersedes NAVADMIN 250/09.
Commands must submit SRB reenlistment requests for eligible Sailors 35-120 days prior to the requested reenlistment date. SRB requests submitted less than 35 days in advance without substantial justification will not be accepted. Sailors can reenlist for SRB no more than 90 days prior to their end of active obligated service. Exceptions to this policy as well as complete SRB guidance are listed in OPNAVINST1160.8A, NAVADMIN 006/10, and NAVADMIN 028/10.
More than 1,300 Sailors have already received SRBs this fiscal year. SRB funding is limited, so SRB-eligible Sailors are encouraged to plan ahead.
For more information consult the NAVADMIN and your career counselor.