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Navy Active Duty EB Update: Effective, July 19, 2021

FY-21 Navy Enlistment Bonus July Update

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Published: July 18, 2021
Updated: July 29, 2021

The current message has was released on July 16 with an effective date of July 19, 2021. The following enlistment bonus (EB) opportunities have been continued, adjusted, or eliminated by the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command:

The Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate (EBSR) realized a reduction in amounts authorized for the ratings, CTI-ATF, EOD-ATF, and MT-AEF for those contracting or reclassifying on or after, Monday, July 19, 2021. Additionally, both the surface IT rating opportunities, IT-SG and IT-ATF, has been terminated for those contracting on or after July 19th. With an effective date of August 1, 2021, the Nuclear Power Program enlistment bonus will see a $10,000 reduction for those who contract on or after that date.

The Enlistment Bonus for Shipping (EBSHP) remains unauthorized.

The Enlistment Bonus for College Credit (EBCC) remains closed.

The Enlistment Bonus for Physical Fitness Assessment (EBPFA) remains closed.

The Enlistment Bonus for Physical Screening Test (EBPST) is no longer authorized for new contracts.

The Navy Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) continues to be authorized for 2021. Participants MUST ship to boot-camp before the end of Fiscal Year 2021 (September 30, 2021).

Prior Service members, either Navy or Other Services, re-enlisting into active duty are eligible for bonuses. They must enter active duty in pay grade E-4 or below, meet specific bonus eligibility and did not receive a bonus in their first enlistment. They must sign a Prior Service Enlistment Guarantees Annex. Prior Service members access directly onto active duty and report directly to Great Lakes for processing. FSC Great Lakes Officer Processing Division will process any bonuses they have in their contract.

Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate (EBSR)

For any Future Sailors initially classified or reclassified on or after July 19, 2021 into the following ratings would be eligible for the Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate (EBSR).

Navy Enlistment Bonus Ratings*
Rating Ship Month FY EB
AIRR-ATF Oct-Sep Any $24,000
CTI-ATF Oct-Sep Any $15,000
CTN-ATF Oct-Sep Any $5,000
EOD-ATF Oct-Sep Any $18,000
HM-ATF Oct-Sep Any $18,000
ITS-ATF Oct-Sep Any $15,000
MMS-5YO Oct-Sep Any $10,000
MT-AEF Oct-Sep Any $5,000
Nuke EB for who initially classify or reclassify before Aug 1, 2021
Nuke Oct-Sep Any $38,000
Nuke EB for who initially classify or reclassify on or after Aug 1, 2021
Nuke Oct-Sep Any $28,000
SB-ATF Oct-Sep Any $18,000
SECF-5YO Oct-Sep Any $15,000

Note: Your recruiter would be able to give you specifics as to when the bonus would be paid.

Enlistment Bonus for Physical Screening Test (EBPST)

The EBPST is no longer authorized for new contracts.

Enlistment Bonus for Physical Fitness Assessment (EBPFA)

Enlistment Bonus for Physical Fitness Assessment (EBPFA) remains closed.

Enlistment Bonus for High School (EBHS)

EBHS remains closed.

Enlistment Bonus for College Credit (EBCC)

The Enlistment Bonus for College Credit remains unauthorized.

Enlistment Bonus for Shipping (EBSHP)

EBSHP is not authorized.

*Valid until superseded. The maximum enlistment bonus that can be afforded a new recruit is capped by law at $40,000. For enlistment bonus payment terms and specifics, updates, and changes to policy please see your recruiter.

With the current military basic pay, and the possible allowances (if eligible — BAH, etc.), billet pay (Sea Pay, Sub Pay, Hazardous Duty, Flight Pay, etc.), 30 days leave, Tuition Assistance, medical and dental benefits for the entire family, etc., your first few years of service could net a greater level of compensation never before experienced for those serving. This should be at least enough incentive to call your local recruiter for more information!

Student Loan Repayment

Navy Loan Repayment Program Eligible Ratings*
Rating Ship Month FY EB
AECF-AEF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
AIRR-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
AV-5YO Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
CTI-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
CTN-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
CTR-SG Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
CTT-AEF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
CTT-SG Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
EOD-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
HM-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
IS-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
IT-SG Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
IT-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
ITS-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
MT-AEF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
MU-SG Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
ND-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $20,000
SB-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
SECF-5YO Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
SO-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
STG-5YO Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000
STG-ATF Oct-Sep 2021 $65,000

The Loan Repayment Program MUST be included in your contract when shipping. LRP participants are eligible to combine any Enlistment Bonus with an approved LRP. All Sailors with LRP in their contract, regardless of DEP date or ADSD, are eligible. The Sailor must access to Active Component and have LRP listed as a guarantee in their current Annex to DD Form 4 (Enlistment Guarantee/NAVCRUIT 1133/52) in order to maintain eligibility. For post-accession inquiries, the LRP Manager is responsible for determining LRP eligibility.

For LRP members to be eligible for 100 percent of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit, a minimum of six years active service must be completed either through extension or reenlistment if your initial contract is not already a six year program. Any service less than six years will reduce the percentage of GI Bill benefit earned.

See your recrutier for details!



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