The Navy had good news for Sailors as it released the latest Selective Reenlistment Bonus award levels in a naval message, effective April 15 for eligible Sailors reenlisting in Zones A, B or C

Navy releases latest selective Reenlistment Bonus award levels: the Navy had good news for Sailors as it released the latest Selective Reenlistment Bonus award levels in a naval message, effective April 15 for eligible Sailors reenlisting in Zones A, B or C

Kyle Raines

This means more money in the pockets of Sailors with vital skills that the Navy needs to retain.

“Using current market analysis allows us to be more responsive to fleet requirements and trends in near real time,” said LCDR Rich Obregon, head of enlisted bonus programs for the Chief of Naval Personnel in Arlington, Va. “As a result, we can update the SRB award levels more quickly and provide valuable incentives for our critical Sailors to stay Navy.”

The multiples for 21 ratings in one or more zones increased over the previously published levels. Only conventional submarine electronics technicians with specialties in communication and navigation dropped from the previous SRB message released in February; affected Sailors have a 30-day grace period to reenlist at the old, higher rate. The decreases went into effect May 16.

There are seven ratings that now have an SRB in certain zones where previously none existed: aerographer’s mate (AG) Zone A; boatswain’s mate (BM) Zones A and B; disbursing clerk (DK) Zones A, B and C; dental technicians (DT) holding naval enlisted classification (NEC) code 8752 (dental laboratory technician) in Zones B and C; electrician’s mate (EM) Zone A; interior communications electrician (IC) Zone A; and torpedoman’s mate (TM) Zones A, B and C.

Also announced in this message is the elevation of the ceiling limit, from $45,000 to $60,000, on Zone A nuclear ratings, as well as cryptologic technicians (interpretive) (CTI) holding the 9211 (basic Mandarin Chinese linguist) or 9216 (basic Arabic linguist) NEC.

For more information, contact your command career counselor or view NAVADMIN 070/05 online at www.npc.navy.mil/ReferenceLibrary/Massages/NAVADMINs/.

Story by LT Kyle Ralnes, a public affairs officer assigned to the Chief of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C.

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