Encl (4) to COMDTINST 7220.1A
SELRES PRIOR SERVICE ENLISTMENT BONUS PROGRAM
This program provides a bonus to eligible prior service personnel who enlist in the SELRES 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 Prior Service Enlistment Bonus are as follows:
Enlistment must be for three to five years in the SELRES to qualify for the three-year
bonus or six to eight years in the SELRES to qualify for the six-year bonus.
Total prior service must be less than 14 years at the time of their enlistment. Total prior
service at date of enlistment is the total active and inactive service, regardless of branch,
computed from Pay Base Date (PBD) to preceding Expiration of Service (EOS).
NOTE: Inactive service covers all periods of inactive duty served under a qualifying
Members who have not completed their Military Service Obligation (MSO) may enlist up
to 90 days prior to their normal EOS. In cases of early enlistment, the term of the new
contract will begin on the date of enlistment, unless waived by the other service.
Member must not have previously received a six-year bonus or more than one three-year
bonus for enlistment, reenlistment, affiliation, or extension in ANY reserve component.
NOTE: To receive a second three-year bonus a member must enter into the subsequent
reenlistment/extension for three years not later than the date on which the
enlistment or extension for which the first bonus was paid would expire AND
still satisfy the designated skill or other requirements of this enclosure.
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 enlistment.
Member must agree to serve in the SELRES in the same rating, billet, or unit, for which
the bonus was authorized unless authorized to change to rating, billet, or unit, may request
continued bonus entitlement from G-WT if that rate, 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).