Six-figures is the price the U.S. Army is willing to pay in order for Special Forces Warrant Officers to stay in. Special Forces Warrant Officers can receive lump sum accession bonuses of $20,000 for six years of service. For another five years of service, there’s a lump sum retention bonus of $100,000. These bonuses are targeted towards senior non-commissioned officers who go into the Warrant Officer cohort. The Army wants these soldiers because of the specialized skills that they picked up over the course of their career. They are high value and can command high paying jobs.
The Crossroads of Special Operations