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When I did my first re-enlistment, I was eligible for a bonus of 4,500, and I received all 3,300 (after taxes) together as one lump sum.

Now that I am doing my second re-enlistment, I am eligible for a bonus of 11,100 (tier 5, 60 months, 35F Airborne Position), and just received approximately 4100. I am not sure why, as 8,250 should have been the approximate bonus after a 25% tax.

This is the first I have heard of the "you will receive half your bonus now and the other half annually". Can anyone provide me the regulation to verify that statement, as I didn't receive my bonus in the past like this, or provide me any further information regarding my situation? Thanks!
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SGM Matthew Quick
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SSG (Join to see), are you active or reserve component?

ALL active component Selective Reenlistment Bonuses (SRBs) are paid in full, one-time payments, minus taxes (federal and state taxes, if applicable) and have been for over a decade.
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SGM Matthew Quick
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You're most likely reading an outdated AR 601-280.

Recommend seeing your Career Counselor for specifics, BUT, this may be an additional obligated service (AOS) understanding problem. Bonuses are only paid on AOS, not previously obligated service (POS).

Example: If you reenlist for a 5-year contract 1 year from your ETS, your bonus will be calculated at 48 months AOS, not 60 months AOS.
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So I am only going to receive a bonus for my 5 years minus whatever remaining service I had left, not the full 5 years, even though I technically re-enlisted for 5 years SGM?
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ok so from the day i re-enlisted 09NOV15 to 28MAR2018 which would leave me in the 24-35 months range for a tier 5 SRB bonus of 5800 x .75 (25% tax) = 4350 which is still more that I received.
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SGM, how long does it usually take for an SRB to be deposited to you?
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SFC Stephen King
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Armyrenlistment.com has the most up to date information. Also we have a Subject matter expert SGM Matthew Quick
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SGT Allen, my last re-enlistment I got it all as a lump sum, and it was my first re-enlistment. So what you are saying it that after your first re-enlistment they are all broken down?
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
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SGT James Allen - SSG (Join to see) during OIF/OEF "they" were doing 100% for a limited time. It was a deviation from standard policy though. I knew a few folks who got it. I was a 50%/annual guy when I reenlisted, but I knew another guy who reenlisted in 2004~ who got 100% who was in my same MOS.
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SGM Matthew Quick
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It's extremely irresponsible to attempt to answer technical questions that are outside your knowledge/experience...SGT James Allen is wrong (this changed over a decade ago).
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SGT James Allen
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I quoted info from over a decade ago when I was a re-enlistment NCO in 1993. So the info I gave was correct at the time.
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
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Simple answer. They change the rules occasionally.

When I re-enlisted in 1998, I received 1/2 (tax free because I was in the Gulf) immediately, and then the other 1/2 spread out annually (1999, 2000, 2001). When OEF/OIF started, they changed the rules, and started doing 100% incentives.

So all that said, they may have changed the rules again. Check with finance and find the most up to date rules.
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SGM Matthew Quick
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This isn't the 'simple answer'...this isn't a finance thing, it's a Army Retention/Career Counselor thing. Finance does not have oversight on the Army's Retention rules.
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
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SGM Matthew Quick however they do handle all pay matters. He's asking a PAY question, which is related to retention. If you believe your pay is messed up, do you go to retention/career counsellor first or Payroll/Finance first? (He's already been paid part, is why I'm looking at as pay over retention)
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SGM Matthew Quick
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I doubt you're currently or have ever served in the Army...it's not the same as the Marine Corps (I served in both)...although this is a bonus PAYment, it's NOT a PAY question.

I'll be more than happy to take care of the Group's technical retention/bonus payment questions.
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