Greater than 50 Air Power specialties—from bomber upkeep to cryptologic language analyst to dental hygienist—are eligible for retention bonuses value as much as $100,000 this yr, down from 63 final fiscal yr.
The Air Power’s Selective Retention Bonus program gives further pay to Airmen whose abilities are in brief provide. The numbers change yearly. In 2021, as retention spiked amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, solely 37 Air Power Specialty Codes had been eligible, down from 72 in fiscal 2020, and 115 in 2019. The quantity bounced up final yr.
For this fiscal yr, the 51 specialities eligible embrace some which can be perennially undermanned, like Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Survival, Evasion, Resist, and Escape (SERE), and pararescue. Additionally in brief provide: Analysts who communicate Russian, Chinese language, or Persian; maintainers for the KC-46 and B-52; cyber specialists; and a dozen medical specialties, starting from psychological well being companies to diagnostic imaging.
New to the bonus checklist are loadmasters for the HC-130J and MC-130J.
Amongst these not eligible any longer are 12 House Power specialty codes.
The system for bonus calculations is a service member’s month-to-month primary pay on the time of reenlistment multiplied by the size of the reenlistment in years (capped at six) and multiplied once more by an element, which varies relying on the service’s particular wants. Urgency and a member’s expertise degree can each affect that quantity. Expertise degree is known as a zone.
The utmost bonus is $100,000, with a lifetime cap of $360,000.
The complete checklist of AFSCs and corresponding profession fields is as follows:
|SPECIALTY CODE||CAREER FIELD||ZONE A||ZONE B||ZONE C||ZONE E|
|1A2X1Q||Plane loadmaster – HC-130J||2||2||0||0|
|1A2X1Z||Plane loadmaster – MC-130J||2||2||1||0|
|1A8X1G||Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst – Chinese language||3||3||2||0|
|1A8X1I||Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst – Russian||2||2||2||0|
|1A8X1K||Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst – Persian||1||0||0||0|
|1B4X1||Cyber Warfare Operations||5||4.5||4||3|
|1C3X1||Command and Management Operations (C2 OPS)||0||1.5||1||0|
|1C5X1||Command and Management Battle Administration Ops||1||1||0||0|
|1D7X1B||Cyber Protection – Methods Operations||1||1||1||0|
|1D7X1D||Cyber Protection – Safety Operations||1||1||1||0|
|1D7X1Z||Cyber Protection – Software program Improvement Operations||5||4.5||4||3|
|1D7X2F||Spectrum Protection Operations – Spectrum Operations||1||0||0||0|
|1N3X1G||Cryptologic Language Analyst – Chinese language||3||2||1||0|
|1N3X1I||Cryptologic Language Analyst – Russian||3||2||1||0|
|1N3X1K||Cryptologic Language Analyst – Persian||2.5||0||0||0|
|1N4X1A||Cyber Intelligence – Analyst||3||2||2||0|
|1N8X1||Concentrating on Analyst||2||2||1||0|
|1T0X1||Particular Warfare – SERE specialist||5||4.5||4||3|
|2A375||Superior Fighter Plane Built-in Avionics||0||2||2||0|
|2A377||Tactical Plane Upkeep – fifth Era||0||0||1||0|
|2A378||Remotely Piloted Plane Upkeep||0||2||2||0|
|2A3X5B||Superior Fighter Plane Built-in Avionics – F-35||1.5||2||0||0|
|2A5X1A||Airlift/Particular Mission Plane Upkeep – C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC25B/C-130/C-27J||2||0||0||0|
|2A5X4C||Refuel/Bomber Plane Upkeep – KC-46||2||2||0||0|
|2A5X4D||Refuel/Bomber Plane Upkeep – B-52||0.5||0.5||0||0|
|2A5X4F||Refuel/Bomber Plane Upkeep – B-2||1||1||0||0|
|2M0X0||Missile and House Methods Upkeep||0||0||0||1|
|2M0X2||Missile and House Methods Upkeep||1||0||1||0|
|3E8X1||Explosive Ordinance Disposal||5||4.5||4||3|
|3P0X1A||Navy Working Canine Handler||1||0.5||0||0|
|3P0X1B||Fight Arms Coaching and Upkeep||1||1||0||0|
|4C0X1||Psychological Well being Service||1||1||1||0|
|4H0X1||Respiratory Care Practitioner||1||0.5||0.5||0|
|4N0X1C||Aerospace Medical Service – Unbiased Responsibility Medical Technician||0||0.5||0||0|
|4N0X1D||Allergy/Immunization Medical Technician||0||1||0||0|
|4N0X1F||Flight and Operational Medical Technician||0||1||0.5||0|
|4N1X1C||Surgical Service – Orthopedics||0||1||0||0|
|4N1X1D||Surgical Service – Otolaryngology||3||2||2||0|
|4R0X1A||Diagnostic Imaging – Nuclear drugs||1||1||0||0|
|4R0X1C||Diagnostic Imaging – MRI||0||2||0||0|