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NEWS | April 19, 2023

Navy Reserve FY 2023 Enlisted Bonus Policy Update

By Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs

Who needs to know?

· All Naval Reserve Activities (NRA)

· Reserve Recruiters

· Command Career Counselors

· Command Leadership (Triads, Chiefs Mess)

What you need to know – key points

· Navy Accession Training (NAT) and Prior Service (PS) Sailors bonuses have been increased to $20,000 for 3 years of SELRES service for all rates in the Navy Reserve.

· This policy applies to all NAT and PS Sailors affiliating with the drilling Selected Reserve on or after March 24, 2023.


Q. Who is eligible for this policy?

A New Accession Training and Prior Service Sailors.

Q. What is the effective date of the new policy?

A. March 24, 2023.

Q. What makes a Sailor eligible for the new bonus?

A. The Sailor must affiliate with the drilling Selected Reserve on or between March 24, 2023 and September 30, 2023.

Q. What is the minimum contract amount requirement?

A. 3 year SELRES commitment.

Q. What rates are eligible for the new policy?

A. All rates.

*** Read ALNAVRESFOR 009/23 in its entirety here ***

** Additional resources for Enlisted Bonuses can be found on the CNRFC N112 **