US Navy offering retention bonuses of up to $100,000 to its senior enlisted sailors with over 20 years of experience in the Naval Special Warfare community, in a bid to retain its special warfare sailors, with recruitment down.
The Navy is aiming to size, shape and stabilize its force, and is trying to retain its special warfare sailors with recruitment down. Under the NSW Senior Enlisted Retention Bonus program, eligible sailors can earn between $80,000 and $100,000, with lump-sum payments made annually on the contract’s anniversary date. The program’s three phases are aimed at E-7s with 20-24 years of service, E-8s with 24-26 years of service, and E-9s with 26-28 years of service. The Navy is taking a proactive approach to retaining experienced senior petty officers in its special warfare community, as it is facing recruitment challenges in these areas.
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