Air Force

July 27, 2012

AF releases mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list, changes

Air Force Personnel Center public affairs

WASHINGTON D.C. — Air Force officials released the fiscal 2012 mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list along with some changes to the program, July 19.

In addition to a rebalance in overall payments, officials identified 53 Air Force specialties, down from 78, to receive bonuses.

Based on the semiannual program review that began in March, officials published the latest list, which included Airmen in special operations, explosive ordnance disposal, tactical air control party, cryptological language analysts, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, to name a few.

The Air Force also reduced overall payments across most career fields and enlistment zones. They also eliminated bonuses for Zone E re-enlistees, or those in the 18-20 year range.

While the Air Force remains at a 17-year high in overall retention, the bonus list is indicative of stressed or undermanned career fields within the Air Force.

“We are facing the realities of high retention in many areas of the force, and government-wide budget deficits,” said Lt. Gen. Darrel Jones, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force. “These are difficult decisions, so we need to be good managers of the most valuable resource in the Air Force, and that’s our dedicated Airmen. But we also need to be responsible stewards for the American taxpayer, and that means living within the budget.”

General Jones said that is what these SRB changes reflect.

According to Lt. Col. Robert Romer, acting force management division chief for the Air Force, the criteria used to determine which career fields would receive pay bonuses include current and projected manning levels, career field retention and re-enlistment trends, career field force structure changes and career field stress indicators.

Even though SRB multiples have decreased for many career fields that remain on the list, Romer said Airmen may still be able to get a bonus that approaches the $90,000 maximum allowed by law, by re-enlisting for a longer term.

“For our most critical Air Force specialty codes that have been offered bonuses with a multiple of seven that maxed out at $90,000 for a four-year re-enlistment, we reset the multiple so the average re-enlistee could still reach the max bonus with a six-year re-enlistment.”

Airmen will have 30 days from July 19, to re-enlist under the current bonus offerings.

Due to the continued budget trend, fiscal year 2013 SRB multiples are projected to be consistent with the mid-year changes. The Air Force will release fiscal 2013 bonus offerings in Oct. 2012.

The newly released bonus list can be found at https://mypers.af.mil. More information is available at local military personnel flights.




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