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REENLISTMENT ELIGIBILITY WINDOW

First Term Airmen (FTA): Upon approval of a Career Job Reservation (CJR), FTA (to include Career Airman Reenlistment Reservation System retrainees) may request immediate reenlistment once the applicable time-in-service/time-in-grade has been met. Airmen must meet all other reenlistment criteria according to AFI 36-2606, Reenlistment and Extension of Enlistment in the United States Air Force.

 

  • Four-year enlistee must serve 36 consecutive months on current enlistment and be in the rank of A1C with 12 months time-in-grade
  • Six-year enlistees must serve 60 consecutive months on their current enlistment and be in the rank of SrA

NOTE: FTA may not reenlist prior to meeting the requirements outlined above

 

Second term and career Airmen: Are not part of the CJR program and must be within 90 days of their expiration term of service to reenlist or have a service-directed retainability reason to reenlist earlier. Airmen must meet all other reenlistment criteria according to AFI 36-2606, Reenlistment and Extension of Enlistment in the United States Air Force.

Selective Retention Bonus Program

The Selective Retention Bonus (SRB) program is a monetary incentive paid to Airmen serving in certain selected critical military skills who reenlist for additional obligated service. The bonus is intended to encourage the reenlistment of sufficient numbers of qualified enlisted personnel in military skills with either demonstrated retention shortfalls or high training costs.

 

Airmen can expect to serve in the SRB specialty for the entire enlistment for which the bonus was paid. Airmen do not qualify for the SRB if they reenlist or extend their enlistments for any purpose other than continued active service in the SRB skill.

 

To view the FY18 mid-year SRB list, effective May 30, 2018, click the “Selective Retention Bonus Listing” button on this page. For more information regarding the SRB program, visit the myPers website or contact your local MPF Career Development section. For information about bonus amounts, contact your local finance office.

SRB ELIGIBILITY FOR OTS

According to AFI 36-2606, Reenlistment and Extension of Enlistment in the United States Air Force, paragraph 4.4, Airmen are not eligible for a Selective Retention Bonus if they reenlist or enter an extension in order to get required retainability for a commissioning program after the selection date. Airmen may be eligible for an SRB if they reenlist or enter an extension before the selection date. In these cases, SRB payments do not occur pending official selection or non-selection.

 

Airmen currently receiving an SRB on their present enlistment and have not served at least 50 percent of the SRB contract are ineligible to apply for commissioning unless an exception to policy (ETP) is approved. Airmen submit their ETP through their commander/civilian director to the MPS for processing to Air Force's Personnel Center.

 

However, if an Airman reenlists prior to being accepted for a commissioning program, they will continue to receive their SRB payments until their commissioning date. If an Airman reenlists after being accepted for a commissioning program, they will not receive any of their SRB payments.

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