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Reserve Affiliation Bonuses

Handful of dollars

The Reserve Affiliation Bonus pays eligible servicemembers a cash bonus of up to $20,000. The following is a summary of the Reserve Affiliation Bonus and the Prior Service Enlistment Bonus:

Reserve Enlistment Bonus

Members enlisting in the reserves or national guard may be eligible for a bonus of up to $20,000, the amount of the bonus depends on how long your enlistment is for, what your military specialty is, and which branch you join. Contact your recruiter for more details.

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Reserve Affiliation Bonus

This bonus is available to members who have satisfactorily completed their initial military service obligation and agree to serve a period of three to six years in a critical military skill. The current maximum bonus is $15,000. As always, contact your unit personnel office for more details.

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Prior Service Enlistment Bonus

Members who convert from the regular military component to the ready reserve may be eligible for a bonus of up to $10,000, depending on their occupational specialty and other factors. Contact your personnel office for more details.

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