The 2018 Army National Guard Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP) bonus amounts were announced in January. SRIP provides Soldiers with incentives in order to fill critical shortages while satisfying readiness requirements for the Army National Guard.
Here are just a few of the 2018 incentives offered through SRIP:
Re-enlistment/Extension Bonus (REB)
The REB is available to eligible Army National Guard Soldiers who extend or immediately re-enlist. The bonus amounts are $4,000 for a two-year commitment and $12,000 for a six-year commitment.
Officer/Warrant Officer Accession Bonus (OAB/WOAB)
The OAB and WOAB are offered to newly commissioned officers and newly appointed warrant officers who serve in a traditional status in the Army National Guard. The 2018 OAB is $10,000 and the WOAB is $20,000.
The Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) Kicker
The MGIB-SR Kicker encourages qualified Soldiers to enlist in high-demand military jobs and units. The incentive applies to specific critical MOSs and certain deployable units. The 2018 Re-enlistment MGIB-SR Kicker for a six-year commitment is $200. The Prior Service, Officer Commissioning and Supplemental MGIB-SR kickers are each valued at $350 for a six-year commitment.
For detailed information about these and other SRIP incentives, contact your State Incentive Manager, State GI Bill Manager or your unit’s Readiness NCO.
Incentives are subject to change and/or may be based off eligibility requirements, lengths of extension or may vary based on MOS/ROTC track.