Washington, DC - The Navy released an update to the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan for active component (AC) and full time support (FTS) Sailors September 20 in NAVADMIN 212/16, that closes two skills and announces new award levels for Nuclear ratings from the list released earlier this year in NAVADMIN 155/16.
Skill removals and award level decreases take effect 30 days after release of the NAVADMIN. The NAVADMIN contains the complete list of SRB skills award levels with changes.
Sailors should expect to see more frequent SRB updates via NAVADMIN as well as through the SRB page on Navy Personnel Command's website.
SRB rewards Sailors who attain special training in skills most needed in the fleet and helps meet critical skill reenlistment benchmarks. Award levels are adjusted as reenlistment requirements for specific ratings and skill sets are met.
Enlisted Community Managers continuously monitor the health of their community and make recommendations to leadership, as required, to maintain acceptable manning levels in critical skills. As reenlistment requirements for specific ratings and skill sets are met, award levels are reduced to zero and posted on the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) SRB webpage http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/Pages/SRB.aspx/.
Eligible Sailors desiring SRB reenlistment are encouraged to work with their command career counselors, command master chiefs and chain 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.