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MCBUL 7220. FISCAL YEAR 2019 (FY19) SELECTIVE RETENTION BONUS/(SRB) PROGRAM AND FY19 BROKEN SERVICE SRB (BSSRB) PROGRAM

Date Signed: 7/2/2018
MARADMINS Number: 370/18

R 021526z JUL 18
MARADMIN 370/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/MCBUL 7220. FISCAL YEAR 2019 (FY19) SELECTIVE RETENTION BONUS/(SRB) PROGRAM AND FY19 BROKEN SERVICE SRB (BSSRB) PROGRAM//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC MRA MP/YMD: 20161021//
REF/B/ MSGID: DOC/CMC MRA MP/YMD: 20161114//
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/DODI/YMD: 20130312//
POC/STEELE/CAPT/CMC (MPP-20)/-/TEL:COM 703-784-9362//
POC/BIRD/MGYSGT/CMC/(MMEA-1)/-/TEL:COM 703-432-9125//
NARR/ REF (A) IS MCO 7220.24P, SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS
PROGRAM.  REF (B) IS MCO 1130.80B, PRIOR SERVICE AND RESERVE
AUGMENTATION ENLISTMENTS INTO THE REGULAR
MARINE CORPS.  REF (C) IS DODI 1304.31, ENLISTED BONUS PROGRAM.//
GENTEXT/REMARKS./1.  Purpose.  This bulletin announces the SRB program and the BSSRB program authorized for FY19.   With the advent of several new SRB programs, Marines are encouraged to thoroughly review the contents of this bulletin.   First term Marines (Zone A) and career Marines (Zone B, C, D and E) who reenlist on or after 5 Jul 2018 are eligible for the FY19 SRB program.  This will include:
     a. Any regular component first term or career Marine with an End of Current Contract (ECC) from 1 Oct 18 to 30 Sep 19.
     b. Prior service regular component Marines who reenlist back into the active component will only be allowed to reenlist after 1 Nov 18.  Exceptions to this policy will be made for individuals who qualify for and desire to reenlist into one of the critically short Primary Military Occupational Specialties (PMOS) listed in the yearly submission goals promulgated by HQMC.  Prior service Marines with less than a 4-year break in service between regular component contracts may be eligible to receive a BSSRB, if available.
2.  Background.  Retaining our experienced and qualified Marines remains one of the Commandant's highest priorities.  Achieving retention goals is vital for shaping and sustaining the Marine Corps' enlisted force.
3.  Key elements of the FY19 SRB program.
a. Kicker Programs.  The Marine Corps will institute four SRB kickers in FY19:  the Early Reenlistment Kicker, the Special Duty Assignment (SDA) Kicker, the Aviation Maintenance Kicker, and the Air Traffic Controller Kicker.  Only one kicker may be obligated per Marine.
1.  Early Reenlistment Kicker.   Marines in Zones A, B, and C who have submitted for a 48 month reenlistment between 5 Jul 18 through 30 Sept 18 with a PMOS that is listed in section(s) 3.m, 3.n, and 3.o, and are subsequently approved, will rate a 10,000 dollar Early Reenlistment Kicker in addition to the PMOS bonus amount listed in section(s) 3.m, 3.n, and 3.o.  After September 30, 2018, this Early Reenlistment Kicker will expire.
(1) Example in dollars: An FY19 Zone A Cpl submits for reenlistment into PMOS 0311 on 8 August 18 for 48 months and is approved.  14,500(bonus received) = 4,500(4 year PMOS bonus amount) + 10,000 (Early Reenlistment Kicker).
2.  Special Duty Assignment (SDA) Kicker.  Zone A, B, and C Marines who submit a 48 month reenlistment in which they volunteer for an initial Free Military Occupational Specialty (FMOS) of 0911, 8411, or zone B and C Marines who volunteer as Marine Security Guard Detachment Commander from 5 Jul 18 to 31 Dec 18 will rate a 20,000 dollar SDA Kicker in addition to the PMOS bonus amount listed in section(s) 3.m, 3.n, and 3.o.  The awarding of the FMOSs 0911, 8411, or the completion of Marine Security Guard Detachment Commander School predicates the payment of the SDA kicker.  Marines who are in training beyond 30 Sep 19 will be authorized payment of the SDA Kicker once MCTFS shows they have been awarded the new FMOS or once MCTFS shows they have completed the Marine Security Guard Detachment Commander School.  The SDA kicker is open to all PMOSs who meet the prerequisites mentioned above.  If no PMOS bonus is listed in section(s) 3.m, 3.n, and 3.o, the Marine rates a lump sum bonus of 20,000 dollars.
(1) Example in dollars: An FY19 Zone B Sgt reenlists for 48 months into PMOS 1833 and volunteers for a Marine Security Guard Detachment Commander billet.  The Marine completes the Marine Security Guard Detachment Commander School on 9 Nov 19.   30,800(bonus received) = 10,800(4 year PMOS bonus amount) + 20,000(SDA Kicker).
(2) Example: An FY19 Zone A Sgt reenlists for 48 months into PMOS 3432 and volunteers for FMOS 8411 on 20 Apr 19.  The Marine is awarded the 8411 FMOS on 9 Jul 19, after graduating Recruiter School. SNM does not rate a bonus due to the reenlistment occurring outside of the SDA kicker submission window.
(3) Example in dollars: An FY19 Zone A Sgt reenlists into PMOS 6074 and volunteers for FMOS 8156 on 30 Jul 18.  The Marine is awarded the 8156 FMOS on 5 May 19, after graduating Marine Security Guard School.  20,000(bonus received) = 0(4 year PMOS bonus amount) + 20,000(SDA Kicker).
3.  Aircraft Maintenance Kicker.  All Corporals through Gunnery Sergeants holding current qualifications of Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI), Quality Assurance Collateral Duty Representative (CDQAR), Quality Assurance Representative (QAR), or Safe For Flight (SFF) in the below MCCs who reenlist for 48 months, and agree to remain in a specified MCC for the first 24 months (following the end of their current contract), will rate a 20,000 dollar kicker in addition to the PMOS bonus amount listed in section(s) 3.m, 3.n, and 3.o.  If no PMOS bonus is listed in section(s) 3.m, 3.n, and 3.o, the Marine rates a lump sum bonus of 20,000 dollars. MCCs Authorized for Aircraft Maintenance Kicker: 1V2, V6A, V6B, VLC, VHG, VMH, 1V1, 1V4, VR1, V80, V81, V83, 1T2, V9B, VM1, VM2, VM3, VM4, VM5, VM6, 1T3, 1HK, 1HM, VH1, VHM, 1HL, 1HN, 1T9, V61, V63, VF1, VF3, VF4, 1TV, VRA, VFG, VFB, VFD, VFE, 1T6, V8A, V8B, V8C, VMA, VMB, VMD, VME, VHB, VHA, VHC, VHD, VHE, VLA, VLB, VLD, VLF, 1T5, VMC, VMJ, S5J, S3F, S6E, S6D, S7L, S6C, S6F, S3C, 036, 042, 043, 1TC, 1HT, 1LX, 1J1, 1J2, 1J3, S43, UCL, , 1TW, 1TK, T9B, 027
(1) Example in dollars: An FY19 Zone A Cpl in MCC VLA reenlists for 48 months into PMOS 6114 holding a current CDI qualification and agrees to remain in the MCC VLA for a minimum of 24 months (following the end of their current contract).  20,000(bonus received) = 0(PMOS bonus amount) + 20,000(Aircraft Maintenance Kicker).
(2) Example in dollars: An FY19 Zone B SSgt in MCC 1TV reenlists for 48 months into PMOS 6258 holding a current CDQAR and agrees to Permanent Change of Assignment (PCA) orders to MCC V8A for a minimum of 24 months (following the end of their current contract). 50,000(bonus received) = 30,000(PMOS bonus amount) + 20,000 (Aircraft Maintenance Kicker).
4.  Air Traffic Controller Kicker.  Any Zone A or B Marine who reenlists with the PMOS of 7257 and holds a NMOS of 7252, 7253, or 7254 or any Zone A or B Marine, who enters into a contract with the intent to gain one of the above mentioned NMOSs, for 48 months, will rate a 20,000 dollar Air Traffic Controller Kicker in addition to the PMOS bonus listed in section 3.m. and 3.n. The awarding of 7252, 7253, or 7254 predicates the payment of the Air Traffic Controller Kicker.  Marines who are in training beyond 30 Sep 19 will be authorized payment of the kicker once MCTFS shows they have been awarded the new NMOS.
(1) Example in dollars:  An FY19 Zone A Sgt reenlists into PMOS 7257 for 48 months, SMN agrees to gain the NMOS of 7253 at the time of reenlistment.  28,000(bonus received) = 8,000(PMOS bonus amount) + 20,000(Air Traffic Controller Kicker).
b. 72 Month Lateral Move (LM) Initiative.  Zone A Marines electing to LM in FY19 into PMOSs listed in section 3.m with the LM designation, will be given the opportunity to reenlist for 72 Months.  Marines who execute a LM into one of these PMOSs for 72 months will rate a 40,000 dollar initiative in addition to the PMOS bonus listed in section 3.m.  The LM initiative may not be coupled with any kicker.
(1) Example in dollars: An FY19 Zone A Sgt conducts LM into PMOS 0211 for 72 months.   90,000(bonus received) = 50,000(PMOS bonus amount) + 40,000(72 Month LM Initiative).
     c. Sergeant Rifle Squad Leader Initiatives.  The Marine Corps will institute three reenlistment/retention initiatives targeting Marines to serve as Sergeant, Rifle Squad Leaders during their subsequent retention action:  The Squad Leader Development Program (SLDP), Squad Leader OpFor Kicker, and the 24 Month Squad Leader Initiative.  Only one Sergeant Squad Leader Initiative may be authorized per Marine.
1.  The Squad Leader Development Program (SLDP). FTAP 0311, 0331, 0341, 0351 and 0352 Marines who reenlist and LM into PMOS 0365 will rate a Zone A PMOS bonus listed in section 3.m. SLDP selectees are eligible for the 72 Month LM Initiative.
2.  Squad Leader OpFor Kicker.  FTAP 0311 Corporals and Sergeants (at the time of submission) who are Infantry Small Unit Leaders Course (ISULC) complete or enter into a contract with the intent to become ISULC complete and are currently assigned to one of the below MCCs who reenlist for 48 months, and agree to remain in a specified MCC for the first 24 months (following the end of their current contract), will rate a 20,000 dollar kicker in addition to the PMOS bonus amount listed in section 3.m. Completion of ISULC predicates the payment of the Squad Leader OpFor Kicker.  Marines who are in training beyond 30 Sep 19 will be authorized payment of the kicker once MCTFS shows they have completed ISULC.  MCC designations are based on the needs of the Marine Corps.  Marines are only eligible for PCA/PCS orders to MCCs listed in section below during the first 24 months of their FY19 reenlistment.
1) Example in dollars: An FY19 Zone A Cpl in MCC V11 reenlists for 48 months into PMOS 0311, SMN agrees to complete ISULC at the time of reenlistment and agrees to remain in the MCC V11 for a minimum of 24 months (following the end of their current contract). 24,500(bonus received) = 4,500(PMOS bonus amount) + 20,000(Squad Leader OpFor Kicker).
3.  24-Month Qualified Rifle Squad Leader Initiative. FTAP 0311 Corporals and Sergeants (at the time of submission) who are ISUL complete and are currently assigned to one of the below MCCs, who gain 24 months obligated service and agree to remain in a specified MCC for their obligated 24 months (following the end of their current contract), will rate a 10,000 dollar lump sum bonus.
1) Example in dollars: An FY19 Zone A Sgt in MCC V15 obligates 24 months additional service into PMOS 0311, SMN has already completed ISULC at the time of reenlistment and agrees to remain in the MCC V15 for a minimum of 24 months (following the end of their current contract).   10,000(bonus received) = 0(PMOS bonus amount) + 10,000 (24-Month Qualified Rifle Squad Leader Initiative). MCCs Authorized for the Squad Leader OpFor Kicker and the 24-Month Qualified Rifle Squad Leader Initiative : V11, V12, V13, V14, V15, V16, V17, V18, V21, V22, V23, V24, V25, V26, V27, V28, V31, V32, V33, V34, V35, V36, V37, V38.
d. Lateral Moves.  LM PMOS(s) are listed under section(s) 3.m, 3.n, and 3.o with the LM designation.  These PMOS are authorized bonus payments to Marines who execute a LM in conjunction with a reenlistment in their respective zones.   Marines who request LM into a PMOS may submit for reenlistment immediately and do not haveto wait until their current PMOSs boatspaces are closed out prior to requesting a lateral move boat space.  Bonus payment for LM PMOSs will not be made at the time of reenlistment but upon successful completion of PMOS training and subsequent award of the PMOS.  Bonus payment will be based upon the FY SRB authorized at the time of reenlistment.  Marines who are in training beyond 30 Sep 19 will be authorized payment of the PMOS bonus once MCTFS shows they have been awarded the new PMOS.  Laterally moving Marines failing to complete required lateral move PMOS training will be re-designated or administratively separated according to the needs of the Marine Corps and will receive no bonus, even if the PMOS the Marine is reclassified into is eligible to receive one.
     e. Boatspace caps will only be exceeded in exceptional cases, upon approval by CMC (MPP-20).  Reenlistments approved in excess of boatspace caps and SDA allocations per PMOS may rate a bonus if available funding exists and is authorized by CMC (MPP-20).  There are a limited number of SDA, Aircraft Maintenance Kicker, and Squad Leader OpFor Kicker allocations per PMOS.  If the number of submissions exceeds the number of allocations, the most qualified Marines, determined by MMEA, will be assigned and will rate the appropriate bonus.
     f. In most cases bonuses, to include all kickers and initiatives, will be suspended as boatspace requirements are met. For example, once the FY19 Zone A 1721 requirement has been met, if an additional FY19 Zone A 1721 Marine is allowed to reenlist, that Marine would not receive a bonus.  Marines are encouraged to reenlist early in the FY retention campaign.
     g. PMOS bonus authority is granted for service in the PMOS. As of the DTG of the MARADMIN announcing approved selections to First Sergeant/Master Sergeant, Marines selected to First Sergeant will not be eligible to receive a PMOS bonus.  Marines eligible for promotion to First Sergeant/Master Sergeant who execute reenlistment prior to the release of the selection MARADMIN will receive a PMOS bonus if eligible.  Example: A Zone C 0372 Gunnery Sergeant who is eligible for promotion reenlists prior to the DTG of release of the selection MARADMIN will receive a PMOS bonus of 30,000 dollars. Also, Zone C 0372 Gunnery Sergeant who is selected to Master Sergeant and reenlists after the DTG of the release of the selection MARADMIN will receive a PMOS bonus of 30,000 dollars.  However, a Zone C 0372 Gunnery Sergeant who is selected to First Sergeant and reenlists after the DTG of the release of the selection MARADMIN is no longer eligible to receive a PMOS bonus.
     h. Expiration of current contract (ECC) eligibility.  ECC is to be used vice end of active service (EAS) to determine PMOS bonus eligible reenlistments.  First term PMOS bonus eligible reenlistments are limited to those Marines with an ECC from 1 Oct 18 to 30 Sep 19.  Career force PMOS bonus eligible reenlistments are limited to Marines who have reenlisted at least once and for those Marines with an ECC from 1 Oct 18 to 30 Sep 19.
     i. Flat rate PMOS bonus.   The pre-tax flat rate PMOS bonus amounts authorized are based on the Marine's reenlistment Zone, the Marine's grade on the date of reenlistment, the PMOS for which the Marine is reenlisting, and the kicker or initiative the Marine selects (if any).
     j. Obligated service and computation of PMOS bonus.  The PMOS bonus dollar amount is impacted by the number of months of obligated service for which the Marine reenlists.  Obligated service is defined as the time between the Marine's ECC at time of reenlistment and the ECC of the Marine's new contract immediately after reenlistment.  Marines who are not eligible for the 6 year reenlistment initiative must reenlist for a minimum of 48 months of obligated service to get the full PMOS bonus.  On a case-by-case basis, CMC (MMEA-1) may authorize reenlistment periods of less than 48 months, these Marines will be eligible for a PMOS bonus at a prorated amount, as long as the reenlistment period includes at least 36 months of obligated service.  Marines who reenlist for less than 36 months of obligated service, excluding any initiatives addressed in this bulletin, are not eligible for any PMOS bonus. Marines will rate the PMOS bonus applicable to their Zone, their grade, and their MOS as authorized in this bulletin.  The kickers listed in section(s) 3.a and 3.c.2 are only available to 48 month contracts.  No prorated amounts on kickers or initiatives will be authorized.
(1) Example: A Marine whose ECC is 15 Mar 19 and is reenlisting with an effective date of 16 Mar 19 will be required to reenlist for 48 months in order to rate the full 48 month PMOS bonus payment.
(2) Example: A Marine whose ECC is 15 Mar 19 and is reenlisting with an effective date of 14 Mar 19 will be required to reenlist for 49 months in order to rate the full 48 month PMOS bonus payment.
(3) Example in dollars: Marines reenlisting for other than 48 months of obligated service will rate the number of months of obligated service/48 months x the PMOS bonus authorized rounded to the nearest dollar.  A 0861 Cpl in Zone A decides to reenlist for 39 months of obligated service, his ECC is 15 Dec 18 prior to reenlistment, and after reenlistment his ECC is 15 Mar 20.  The PMOS bonus authorized will be as follows: 39 months/48 months x 21,250 = 17,266.  Final determination of all bonus recoupment amounts will be made by a disbursing office or the Defense Finance Accounting Service.
(4) Example in dollars: A Sgt in Zone A reenlists into the 2631 PMOS and reenlists for 60 months of obligated service at time of reenlistment.  The PMOS bonus authorized will be limited to the full 48 month PMOS bonus amount of 18,000.
     k. SRB payment caps.  Per ref (A), no Marine will exceed 200,000 dollars in career SRB payments.
         (1) Example in dollars: A Zone A Sgt who successfully LMs into 0211 on a 72 month contract will receive 90,000.  That Marine will only rate a total of 110,000 in future bonuses regardless of the amounts published in future SRB Bulletins.
     l. Years of service (YOS) calculation.  To determine a Marine's years of active military service the armed forces active duty base date (AFADBD) will be used for all Marines.
     m. Zone A PMOS bonus eligibility.  Zone A applies to those active component Marines with 17 months to 6 years of active military service.  First term Marines with exactly 6 years of active military service on the date of reenlistment may be paid a Zone A PMOS bonus if they have not previously received a Zone A PMOS bonus.  If they have received a Zone A PMOS bonus, or if no Zone A PMOS bonus is designated, they may be paid a Zone B PMOS bonus.  Bonus payments are limited to one payment per Zone.  Zone A lateral move PMOS bonus payments are only authorized for those PMOS(s) designated with LM.  Marines who already hold a PMOS with a LM designator and are in Zone A will rate the PMOS bonus listed below.   Zone A PMOS bonus payments for Marines who reenlist for at least 48 months obligated service are authorized as listed below in dollars (bonuses for Marines who reenlist for 36 to 47 months obligated service will be calculated as per para 3.j).
PMOS          E3                    E4             E5 AND ABOVE
0211LM          40,000                 45,000          50,000
0231         12,000                 13,500           15,000
0241LM          28,000                 31,500           35,000
0261            14,400                 16,200           18,000
0311            4,000                  4,500            5,000
0313            6,400                  7,200            8,000
0321LM          40,000                 45,000           50,000
0331            6,400                  7,200            8,000
0352            6,400                  7,200            8,000
0365LM          N/A                    27,000           30,000
0372LM     40,000                 45,000           50,000
0431            6,400                  7,200            8,000
0451            6,400                  7,200            8,000
0521LM          28,000                 31,500           35,000
0627            6,400                  7,200            8,000
0811            6,400                  7,200            8,000
0844            6,400                  7,200            8,000
0847            6,400                  7,200            8,000
0861            6,400                  7,200            8,000
1141            6,400                  7,200            8,000
1721LM         40,000                 45,000          50,000
1833            6,400                  7,200            8,000
2171         6,400                  7,200            8,000
2336LM          40,000                 45,000           50,000
2611LM         40,000                 45,000           50,000
2631            14,400                 16,200           18,000
2641            6,400                  7,200            8,000
3044LM          N/A                    16,200           18,000
3112            9,600                  10,800           12,000
4133LM          N/A                    4,500            5,000
5821LM          N/A                    22,500           25,000
5951            26,400                 29,700           33,000
6218            24,000                 27,000           30,000
6258            24,000                 27,000           30,000
6288            24,000                 27,000           30,000
6338            24,000                 27,000           30,000
6492            6,400                  7,200            8,000
6694            40,000                 45,000           50,000
6842            6,400                  7,200            8,000
7212            14,400                 16,200           18,000
7257            6,400                  7,200            8,000
7314            6,400                  7,200            8,000
First term Marines who have been promoted out of their FTAP PMOSs qualify for the bonus payment of their prior PMOS if one is offered.  For example, if a first term Marine holding PMOS 0311 is promoted to SSgt (and thus his/her PMOS is changed to 0369) prior to reenlisting, he/she will qualify for the 0311 PMOS bonus payment.
     n. Zone B PMOS bonus eligibility.  Zone B applies to those active component Marines with 6 to 10 years of active military service.  Marines with exactly 10 years of active service on the date of reenlistment may be paid a Zone B PMOS bonus if they have not previously received a Zone B PMOS bonus.  If they have received a Zone B PMOS bonus, or if no Zone B PMOS bonus is designated, they may be paid a Zone C PMOS bonus if available.  Zone B lateral move PMOS bonus payments are only authorized for those PMOS(s) designated with LM.  Marines who already hold a PMOS with a LM designator and are in Zone B will rate the PMOS bonus listed below.  Zone B PMOS bonus payments for Marines who reenlist for at least 48 months obligated service are authorized as listed below in dollars (bonuses for Marines who reenlist for 36 to 47 months obligated service will be calculated as per para 3.j).
PMOS     E5 & Below         E6 & Above
0211LM            45,000             50,000
0231              27,000             30,000
0241LM            31,500             35,000
0321LM            45,000             50,000
0372LM            45,000             50,000
0431              10,800             12,000
0451              10,800             12,000
0481              10,800             12,000
0521LM            31,500             35,000
0639              27,000             30,000
0679              27,000             30,000
0681LM            N/A                35,000
0811              10,800             12,000
1141              10,800             12,000
1711LM            45,000             50,000
1721LM            45,000             50,000
1833              10,800             12,000
2171              10,800             12,000
2336              45,000             50,000
2611LM            45,000             50,000
2631    10,800             N/A
3044LM            22,500             25,000
3112              10,800             12,000
5821LM            31,500             35,000
6218              27,000             30,000
6258              27,000             30,000
6288              27,000             30,000
6338              27,000             30,000
6423              10,800             12,000
6694              31,500             35,000
7212              22,500             25,000
7257              10,800             12,000
7314              10,800             12,000
    o. Zone C PMOS bonus eligibility.  Zone C applies to those active component Marines with 10 to 14 years of active military service.  Marines with exactly 14 years of active service on the date of reenlistment may be paid a Zone C PMOS bonus if they have not previously received a Zone C PMOS bonus.  Zone C lateral move PMOS bonus payments are only authorized for those PMOS(s) designated with LM. Marines who already hold a PMOS with a LM designator and are in Zone C will rate the PMOS bonus listed below.  Zone C PMOS bonus payments for Marines who reenlist for at least 48 months obligated service are authorized as listed below in dollars (bonuses for Marines who reenlist for 36 to 47 months obligated service will be calculated as per para 3.j).
PMOS   E6                         E7 & Above
0211           27,000                      30,000
0231           18,000                      20,000
0241           18,000                      20,000
0321           27,000                      30,000
0372           27,000                      30,000
0629           10,800                      12,000
0681LM         9,000                       10,000
0811           9,000                       10,000
1711LM         27,000                      30,000
1721LM         27,000                      30,000
1799           27,000                      30,000
1833           9,000                       10,000
2336           27,000                      30,000
3112           9,000                       10,000
6218           18,000                      20,000
6258           18,000                      20,000
6288           18,000                      20,000
6338           18,000                      20,000
6694           9,000                       10,000
    p. Zone E PMOS bonus eligibility.  Zone E applies to those active component Marines with 18 to 20 years of active military service.  Marines with exactly 20 years of active service on the date of reenlistment may be paid a Zone E PMOS bonus if they have not previously received a Zone E PMOS bonus.  Zone E PMOS bonus payments for Marines who reenlist for at least 48 months obligated service are authorized as listed below in dollars (bonuses for Marines who reenlist for 36 to 47 months obligated service will be calculated as per para 3.j).
PMOS                  E6 & ABOVE
0372      50,000
4.  Aviation Lateral Moves.  Any reenlistment eligible Marine in Zone A, B, and C holding a JSF like PMOS, will rate the JSF PMOS bonus payment (if available) when they gain the JSF PMOS. A JSF LM will not rate the Aviation Maintenance Kicker or the 72 Month LM Initiative.  JSF like PMOS(s) are as follows:
         (1) Like 6218 PMOS(s): 6212, 6213, and 6217
         (2) Like 6258 PMOS(s): 6252, 6253, and 6257
         (3) Like 6288 PMOS(s): 6282, 6283, and 6287
         (4) Like 6338 PMOS(s): 6332, 6333, and 6337
5.  Recoupment policy.
     a. Marines who receive an SRB payment will be required to serve in a billet requiring the PMOS or skill for which he/she received the bonus payment, unless he/she serves in an authorized out-of-skill assignment, or a waiver is granted by the Secretary of the Navy.  Failure to complete this requirement may result in recoupment of the unearned portion of the Marine's reenlistment bonus as stated in Ref A.
     b. Marines with an approaching ECC, who are awaiting the results of a board leading to an officer program or Marines who intend to submit for an officer program should request an extension of their current contract vice reenlistment.  Marines who reenlist or extend solely to gain sufficient obligated service to participate in a program leading to a commissioned or warrant officer status are not entitled to a SRB.
     c. Marines who reenlist in their PMOS or skill then subsequently apply to and are accepted into a program that will change their PMOS or skill or lead to a commission, are not subject to any recoupment of SRB.  The term "apply" is defined as the date on a Marine's cover letter requesting consideration for one of these type programs.
(1) Example in dollars: A 3112 SSgt in Zone C who reenlisted for 48 months of obligated service during FY16 and received a 9,000 PMOS bonus payment is entitled to keep his/her entire PMOS bonus payment if he/she applies for and is selected to become a career recruiter during FY19.
(2) Example in dollars: An 0431 SSgt in Zone B who reenlisted for 48 months of obligated service during FY16 and received a 12,000 PMOS bonus payment is entitled to keep his/her entire PMOS bonus payment if he/she applies for and is selected to MECEP during FY19.
     d. Marines who apply for a program which will change their PMOS or lead to a commission, then subsequently reenlist within their PMOS will not normally be considered eligible for an SRB and are subject to recoupment of the unearned portion of any SRB payment received.  The term "apply" is defined as the date on a Marine's cover letter requesting consideration for one of these type programs.
(1) Example in dollars: A 1141 SSgt in Zone B applies to become a career recruiter on 1 Jan 2019, reenlists for 48 months of obligated service on 1 Mar 19 receiving a 12,000 PMOS bonus payment, and is accepted/assigned as a career recruiter on 1 Jun 19 would have the unexpired portion of obligated service recouped.  Recoupment details: 45 months unexpired obligated service/48 months original obligated service x 12,000 PMOS bonus payment received: 11,250 total recoupment.  Final determination of all SRB recoupment amounts will be made by a disbursing office or the Defense Finance Accounting Service.
     e. Marines who receive the Aircraft Maintenance Kicker must maintain or advance their qualification during the 24 month period (following the end of their current contract) they are attached to a designated MCC.  MCC designations are based on the needs of the Marine Corps.  Marines are only eligible for PCA/PCS orders to MCCs listed in section 3.a.3 during the first 24 months of their FY19 reenlistment, with one exception. Marines are only eligible to be reassigned to an MCC not listed if they are assigned, per the needs of the Marine Corps, by M&RA in support of their PMOS in a billet in which they use their previously earned qualification(s).  Marines will retain their bonus if they are reassigned to a different MCC, listed or not, during their first 24 months, as long as their designation is not revoked.  Commanding Officers of the MCCs listed in 3.a.3 will submit a monthly roster confirming the Marines under the contract hold a qualification to DC Aviation via Aviation Support/Logistics (ASL-33).   Marines who do not maintain and utilize their qualifications during the entire 24 month period will be communicated to CMC (MPP-20) via ASL and will be subject to recoupment of the unearned portion of the Aircraft Maintenance Kicker.  Only the Aircraft Maintenance Kicker will be subject to recoupment, not the PMOS bonus amounts listed in paragraphs 3.l, 3.m, and 3.n.
 (1) Example in dollars: A 6338 SSgt in Zone B with a CDQAR qualification reenlists for 48 months of obligated service, 24 of which will be served at MCC VLA.  SNM loses their CDQAR qualification 5 months into their 24 month service requirement. SNM's name is annotated on the VLA's monthly roster indicating the loss of qualification.  Recoupment details: 19 months unexpired obligated service/24 months original obligated service x 20,000 = 15,833.33 recouped.   Final determination of all SRB recoupment amounts will be made by a disbursing office or the Defense Finance Accounting Service.
   f. Marines who received the SDA Kicker must complete the SDA tour associated with the FMOS awarded and Marine Security Guard Detachment Commander.  FMOSs 0911, 8411, and Detachment Commanders are considered tour complete after 36 months.  Marines who fail to complete their tour due to a Relief for Cause (RFC) or for the Good of Service (GOS) will be subject to recoupment procedures listed in ref (A).  Only the SDA Kicker will be subject to recoupment, not the PMOS bonus amounts listed in paragraphs 3.m, 3.n, and 3.o.
 (1) Example in dollars: A 0451 SSgt in Zone B reenlists on 13 Aug 18 and volunteers for the FMOS 0911.  After having been awarded the 0911 FMOS, SNM completes 15 months of Drill Instructor duty before they are RFC for misconduct.   Recoupment details: 21 months unexpired obligated service/36 months original obligated service x 20,000 = 11,666.67 recouped.  Final determination of all SRB recoupment amounts will be made by a disbursing office or the Defense Finance Accounting Service.
6.  Coordinating Instructions.  The FY19 SRB program statement of understanding (SOU), is available for download from the total force retention system (TFRS) and the enlisted retention manpower page. Ref (A) through (C) contain amplifying instruction for the execution of enlisted bonus pays.
7.  If SRB funds are obligated faster than currently planned or a change in retention requirements is necessary, HQMC will suspend or terminate the FY19 SRB program as needed prior to 30 Sep 2019.
8.  This bulletin is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
9.  This bulletin cancels on 30 Sep 19.
10.  Release authorized by LtGen M. A.  Rocco, Deputy Commandant, Manpower and Reserve Affairs.//