Encl (3) to COMDTINST 7220.1A
SELRES AFFILIATION BONUS PROGRAM
This program provides a bonus for eligible personnel who affiliate with the SELRES for the
remainder of their Initial Military Obligation (IMO) in ratings, billets, or units designated most
critical (Level I) or critical (Level II). The criticality of ratings, billets, or units are
periodically revised by ALDIST to maintain currency.
Eligibility. Criteria for the Affiliation Bonus for paygrades E-4 through E-9 and designated
strikers E-2 through E-3 are as follows:
Affiliation must be for the member's remaining initial Military Service Obligation (MSO)
in the SELRES to qualify for bonus.
Member must not already have a mandatory SELRES obligation at the time of affiliation.
Member must hold a bonus-eligible permanent rating or be assigned to a bonus-eligible
billet or unit listed in the current ALDIST bonus message at the time of affiliation or the
date mandatory obligation is complete.
Member must agree to serve the entire period of remaining obligation in the SELRES in
the rating, billet, or unit, for which the bonus was authorized unless authorized to change
to a rating, billet, or unit that is bonus eligible. Termination and recoupment action will be
taken if the change is to a non-bonus eligible rating, billet, or unit.
Member must execute a written agreement (sample in this enclosure).
NOTE: Payment of the affiliation bonus is prohibited unless the specialty associated with
the position the member will occupy is a specialty in which the member served
while on active duty.
Affiliation Bonus Payment Levels. The limits listed below for Level I bonuses represent the
maximums allowable by law. Bonuses may be paid in lump sums or installments, depending
on how many months are remaining in the members' initial MSO. Only whole months will
count towards bonus eligibility. Authorizing ALDISTs will specify implementation of the
available bonuses and may authorize implementation of lesser dollar amounts or lump sum
bonuses depending on legislative authority, budgetary resources, and program needs.
A member who affiliates with the SELRES into a Level I rating, billet, or unit may be paid
a bonus of up to per month through completion of MSO.
A member who affiliates with the SELRES into a Level II rating, billet, or unit, may be
paid a bonus of up to per month through completion of MSO.