The U.S. Army's new Selective Retention Bonus Program includes first-ever bonuses up to $52,000 for those who reenlist for critical Security Forces Assistance Brigade positions. SRB 'kickers' that incentivize Soldiers who reenlist early went into effect at the end of May.
Kickers will now only be available to those eligible to reenlist on a long-term basis between 10 and 15 months from their contractual ETS date. A $3,000 kicker will be for a five-year reenlistment, and there is a $6,000 kicker for a six-year enlistment. Also, some Soldiers stationed at Fort Bliss will also be eligible for an SRB bonus to remain at the Texas installation.