Navy Enlistment Bonus Tiers Explained

The Navy Non-Prior Service Basic (NPSB) enlistment bonus includes the following Non-Global War on Terrorism critical ratings and has implemented a tiered bonus payment structure for the program.

The NPSB tiered bonus payment structure is based on Rating/skill and a requirement to enlist in the Selected Reserve for six years. The NPSB tiers are as follows:

Tier 1 rating specialties: $20,000 lump sum:

  • BU - Builder
  • CE - Construction Electrician
  • CM - Construction Mechanic
  • EA - Engineering Aid
  • EO - Equipment Operator
  • HM - FMF- Hospital Corpsman (Fleet Marine Force)
  • HMDA - FMF - Hospital Corpsman Dental Assistant (Fleet Marine Force)
  • IS - Intelligence Specialist
  • MA - Master-at-Arms
  • MN - Mineman
  • RP- FMF- Religious Program Specialist
  • SW - Steelworker
  • UT - Utilitiesman

Tier 2 rating specialties: $15,000 lump sum:

  • AC - Air Traffic Control
  • ET - Electronics Technician

Tier 3 specialties: $10,000 lump sum:

  • AM - Aviation Structural Mechanic
  • AME - Aviation Structural Mechanic (Equipment)
  • AT - Aviaoncs Technician
  • GM - Gunners Mate
  • HM - Hospital Corpsman
  • HMDA - Dental Assistant
  • IT - Information Systems Technician
  • RP - Religious Program Specialist

Tier 4 specialties: $5,000 lump sum:

  • AD - Aviation Machinist\'s Mate
  • AE - Aviation Electrician\'s Mate
  • AW - Aviation Warfare Specialist
  • CTI - Cryptologic Technician - Interpretive
  • CTT - Cryptologic Technician - Technician
  • PR - Aviation Survival Equipmentman
  • SH - Ship\'s Serviceman
  • SK - Store Keeper

To learn more about the NPSB enlistment bonus contact a Navy Recruiter.

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