Air Force officials up bonuses by $93 million
Air Force Print News
/ Published September 17, 2008
Officials have released the latest selective reenlistment bonus list containing 88 Air Force specialties, effective Sept. 15.
The new program includes a $93 million budget increase, almost triple the amount of the current program. This will allow for greater distribution of bonuses across Air Force career fields than in recent years. It includes all specialties that received bonuses under the current bonus list, and an additional 51 specialties.
Another change to the program is an increase in the maximum amount Airmen may receive per zone. The cap was raised from $60,000 per zone to $90,000, enabling the Air Force to impact critical skills already receiving high multipliers in the bonus calculation, said Senior Master Sgt. Sandy LePine, manager of enlisted force management at the Pentagon.
"Our SRB analysis process is invaluable, and provides the opportunity to modify the list and apply bonuses to our most critical needs," said Sergeant LePine. "Balancing the enlisted force is a constant challenge, and the SRB is one of the most effective programs we employ to retain our number one priority, our Airmen."
The analysis process, which uses an optimization model and a "human-in-the-loop" review, ensures the right skills are targeted with the most cost-effective multiples, Sergeant LePine said.
Compared to those who re-enlisted under the current program, most Airmen will receive higher bonuses while a few may receive the same amount. No AFSC will have a multiplier in any zone less than that of the current program. The criteria used for determining which enlisted skills were added or which bonuses increased on the SRB list include current and projected manning levels, retention trends, career field force structure changes and career field stress level.
Click here to view the SRB list
For more information, contact the local military personnel function reenlistment office.