SOFX ALERT
Big changes coming to retention bonuses: Find out who can cash in and who’s losing out | ArmyTimes
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Big changes coming to retention bonuses: Find out who can cash in and who’s losing out | ArmyTimes

Calling all first-term 11Bs: If you’re in your window to re-up, you have two weeks to make a decision before your $2,000-plus bonus vanishes.

The Army is tweaking its selective retention bonuses for the third time this year as it works to retain 9,000 more soldiers than planned, officials told Army Times on Tuesday.

The new bonus scheme takes effect on May 24, giving soldiers exactly two weeks to take advantage of the current plan — or two weeks to wait until their job becomes eligible.

“One of the big things with this is we’ve got 22 MOSs that are coming off the bonus message, for force-shaping,” said senior Army counselor Sgt. Maj. Mark Thompson.

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