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NEWS | Feb. 20, 2018

Navy Updates Selective Reenlistment Bonus Plan

By Chief of Naval Personnel public affairs Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

The Navy updated the Selective Reenlistment Bonus, or SRB, award plan for active component and full time support Sailors in Naval Administrative Message, or NAVADMIN, 032/18 released Feb. 15.

This NAVADMIN updates NAVADMIN 311/17, adding award levels for 39 skills in 24 ratings and increasing one award level. There are no decreases or deletions of skills in this update.

In addition, this NAVADMIN provides Sailors more flexibility, by expanding the eligibility window to reenlist for SRB from 90 days to 180 days before a Sailor's End of Active Obligated Service, or EAOS.

However, Sailors who are nuclear qualified, have an early promote on their most recent regular periodic evaluation or are eligible for combat zone tax exclusion are authorized to reenlist any time during the fiscal year of their EAOS, per this NAVADMIN.

Eligible Sailors desiring SRB reenlistment are encouraged to work with their command career counselors, command master chiefs and chains of command to discuss timing of reenlistment and procedures well before their EAOS. Requests are required to be submitted a minimum of 35 days prior to the requested reenlistment date.

SRB serves as an incentive for those Sailors with critical skills and experience to remain in the Navy. Enlisted community managers continuously monitor the health of their communities to maintain acceptable manning levels in critical skills, and recommend adjustments to SRBs when necessary.

Sailors can stay informed of award changes through the Navy's SRB webpage at and review the NAVADMIN for a complete listing of changes to skills award levels eligible for SRBs.

NAVADMIN 032/18 can be read at

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