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President Trump Proposes 3.1 Percent Raise for 2020

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Published: March 11, 2019
Updated: June 10, 2019

Today, March 11, 2019, President Trump released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. The proposal contains a 3.1 percent increase to the 2019 basic military pay for 2020.

If approved, it would be the largest increase in basic pay since President Obama’s 2010 military pay raise of 3.4 percent.

The White House’s initial 2020 military pay raise proposal is in-line with U.S.C. Title 37’s Employment Cost Index projection.

President Trump’s budget proposal also requests (Read the rest of the article…)



2019 Navy Enlistment Bonus February Update

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Published: February 1, 2019
Updated: May 15, 2019

Information contained in this article has been superseded by a May 2019 EB Update.

Effective, February 1, 2019, the following enlistment bonus (EB) opportunities have been announced by the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command.

The Enlistment Bonus for Shipping (EBSHP) has returned for those who are initially classified or reclassified into an eligible program or rating after February 1, 2019 for a shipping date that falls in February, March, April, or May 2019.

The Enlistment Bonus for College Credit (EBCC) remains unchanged from the last Enlistment Bonus message.

The Enlistment Bonus for Physical Screening Test (EBPST), Physical Fitness Assessment (EBPFA) continues for eligible active duty recruits if they pass the Baseline PFA (normally conducted on P-5 day of training) with a score of Satisfactory-Medium or better.

The Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate increased the Nuclear Power (Read the rest of the article…)



Navy SRB Guidance, December 2018 (Corrected)

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Published: December 18, 2018
Updated: December 20, 2018

Released, December 17, 2018, NAVADMIN 305/18 is a corrected copy of the Navy’s Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) December 2018 guidance contained in NAVADMIN 302/18 that was released on December 13, 2018.


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Navy SRB Guidance as of December 2018

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Published: December 13, 2018
Updated: December 18, 2018

Released December 13, 2018 via NAVADMIN 302/18, the latest Navy’s Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) guidance update.

UPDATE: NAVADMIN 302/18 has been replaced with a corrected copy. For the current SRB guidance, see: NAVADMIN 305/18.

The Navy’s Selective Reenlistment Bonus is calculated by multiplying your basic pay (times) number of SRB eligible months reenlisting for (divided by 12) then multiplied by the SRB award level for your zone. Zone A is 2 to 6 years, Zone B is 6 to 10 years and Zone C is 10 to 14 years of active service. To give you a good estimate of what your SRB may be, use that formula (Read the rest of the article…)



First 2020 Military Pay Raise Indicator Released

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Published: October 31, 2018
Updated: October 31, 2018

Today, October 31, 2018, at 0830EST, the United States Employment Cost Index (ECI) was released. The releasing of the ECI by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics is an eagerly awaited quarterly economic indicator for those in the stock market and politics. What makes this morning’s release important to the United States military is this one is the main economic indicator is used to determine any pay raise amount for 2020’s raise.

The indicator from ECI that is utilized for the 2020 raise is the “wages and salaries, for private industry workers for the period ending September 2018”; this morning’s number is 3.1. So, unless the President decides to propose a different figure in February 2019 when he delivers his budget proposal, or (Read the rest of the article…)



Enlisting Unmarried Applicants w/Custody to Active Duty

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Published: October 2, 2018
Updated: August 18, 2019

Effective immediately, and for the first time in modern history, the United States Navy will entertain a limited number of enlistment dependency waivers for single parents who have physical custody (shared or otherwise) of up to two minor children (ages 1 to 17). The pilot program is authorized to recruit no more than 500 applicants (active or Reserve) per year until the program’s expiration date of October 1, 2020.

The dependency waiver for single parents with physical custody of dependents seeking active duty will be forwarded by the applicant’s local Navy recruiting activity, if recommended, for further evaluation and consideration by Navy Recruiting Command located in Millington, Tennessee.

Minimally, to be considered, the applicant must score a 50 AFQT on the ASVAB and (Read the rest of the article…)



The FY-2019 Navy Enlistment Bonus

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Published: September 28, 2018
Updated: February 1, 2019

Effective, October 1, 2018, the following enlistment bonus (EB) opportunities have been announced by the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command.

The Enlistment bonus information in this article has been superseded by the February 1, 2019 EB update.

Enlistment Bonus for High School (EBHS) is no longer available for those enlisting.

The Enlistment Bonus for College Credit (EBCC) remains unchanged from the last Enlistment Bonus message.

The Enlistment Bonus for Physical Screening Test (EBPST), Physical Fitness Assessment (EBPFA) continues for eligible active duty recruits if they pass the Baseline PFA (normally conducted on P-5 day of training) with a score of Satisfactory-Medium or better.

The Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate provides a $36,000 bonus for those enlisting in one of the (Read the rest of the article…)



2018 Navy Enlistment Bonus September 1st Update

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Published: September 4, 2018
Updated: September 28, 2018

Monetarily speaking, I don’t think there has been a better time to join the Navy. Assuming you reenlist at least once, combined with an enlistment bonus, your active duty pay (a 2.6 percent pay raise, effective Jan. 1, 2019!) and possible allowances (if eligible — BAH, etc.), billet pay (Sea Pay, Sub Pay, Hazardous Duty, Flight Pay, etc.), a possible Selective Reenlistment Bonus if you continue service, 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 seen. This should be at least enough incentive to call your local recruiter for more information!

The article’s information has expired, and has been replaced with the new FY-19 Enlistment Bonuses.

Navy Enlistment Bonuses Effective Sep. 1, 2018

Effective, September 1, 2018, the following enlistment (Read the rest of the article…)



Navy Recruiter Recall Program

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Published: September 3, 2018
Updated: September 3, 2018

Make no mistake, the United States Navy is growing. Over the past few months, the need for qualified applicants to ultimately fill billets in the Fleet has increased. Navy Recruiting Command will fill the Navy’s requirements for 2018, but fiscal year 2019 poses its own increased challenges. To help meet those increased requirements, the Navy needs more Sailors (all enlisted ratings in pay grades E-4 thru E-8 are eligible to apply) spread across the U.S. of A. to recruit the growing need.

To increase the number of recruiters in the field, the Navy is taking a two pronged approach; first, they have increased the number of recruiting billets available for active duty Sailors who are in their window for shore duty orders, and second, the Navy is using the Definite Recall program target the need for Canvasser Recruiters (CANREC). I like to call this, CANREC 2.0.

The CANREC 2.0 Program is a three year temporary recall program for Navy Reservists, including those in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), (Read the rest of the article…)



2018 Navy Enlistment Bonus August 1st Update

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Published: August 3, 2018
Updated: September 4, 2018

The following information has been superseded by a new EB message release, effective September 1, 2018.

Effective, August 1, 2018, the following enlistment bonus (EB) opportunities have been announced by the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command.

The Navy has brought back a previously popular enlistment bonus, the Enlistment Bonus for College Credit (EBCC).

The Enlistment Bonus for Source Rate continues without a change from last month’s message.

The Enlistment Bonus for Physical Screening Test (EBPST) continues to be available for eligible Warrior Challenge Program applicants.

The Enlistment Bonus for Physical Fitness Assessment (EBPFA) continues for eligible active duty recruits if they pass the Baseline PFA (normally conducted on P-5 day of training) with a score of Satisfactory-Medium or better.

The Student Loan Repayment Program (LRP) remains (Read the rest of the article…)




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Unless otherwise noted, content written by Thomas Goering, NCCM USN(RET).

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