Education and Incentive Overview “ KEEPING PEOPLE FIRST”  SFC Donovan Whitfield Recruiting & Retention NCO
ARNG Educational  Assistance Programs   <ul><li>DANTES </li></ul><ul><li>SOCGUARD </li></ul><ul><li>ARNG Institute </li></...
Survey Says . . . <ul><li>NPS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joined  for Education Benefits 76% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay  fo...
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)   <ul><li>Testing Programs (Prior to IADT) </li></ul><ul><...
SOCGUARD   <ul><li>College Cost Guides by State </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations/Briefings </li></ul><ul><li>Posters/Brochu...
ARNG Institute   <ul><li>Military credit evaluation/transcript </li></ul><ul><li>College degree planning  </li></ul><ul><l...
Tuition Assistance (TA)   <ul><li>4 TA Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ARNG Federal TA (M-Day soldiers) </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Tuition Assistance   <ul><li>ARNG Federal TA  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M-Day/Traditional soldiers  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Tuition Assistance   <ul><li>ARNG Federal TA, Continued; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational/Technical Courses (Clock Hours) ...
Tuition Assistance <ul><li>ARNG Federal TA, Continued;  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OCS Candidates, SMPs & WOCs  </li></ul></ul>...
Tuition Assistance <ul><li>DANTES Distance Learning TA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, & National...
Tuition Assistance <ul><li>ARNG Federal TA and DANTES DL TA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Tuition Assistance <ul><li>Army Continuing Education System (ACES) TA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicable to AD/AGR soldiers ...
Tuition Assistance <ul><li>State TA Programs (SEAP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid directly to school for books and tuition </...
  Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB)  <ul><li>Basic Facts, Rates and Uses  </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility Criteria and Termination <...
  Montgomery GI Bill  <ul><li>Basic Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Established on 1 Jul 85 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapte...
Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>Monthly rates - Effective 1 Oct 01: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>    Less Than    Full Time   3/4 Time...
Montgomery GI Bill  <ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College/Schooling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative Training ...
Montgomery GI Bill  <ul><li>Work Study - What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A part time job paid by the VA (minimum wage - ...
Montgomery GI Bill  <ul><li>OJT - What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VA approved job training/apprenticeship programs offer...
Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>MGIB - SR Eligibility (Determined by Service)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a six year obligation...
Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>MGIB - SR Suspension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MGIB recipients are authorized a one-time, one year ...
Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>MGIB - SR Termination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to return to an active drilling status afte...
<ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To encourage enlistment and retention of soldiers in designated Units/MOSs  </li></...
MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. NPS (CAT I-IIIB only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Current ARNG ...
MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Benefit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$200 basic rate, $350 for Officer Candidates/SMPs  </li></ul></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Basic Eligibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be eligible for the MGIB basic benefit (Ch 30 or 1606)  </li></ul></ul><u...
MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Eligibility for $350 Kicker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Officer Candidates: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Officer Candidates continued: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soldiers who fail to complete the OCS program ...
<ul><li>Eligibility for the $350 Kicker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMP Cadets: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must Be Eligible...
<ul><li>Eligibility for the $350 Kicker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMP Cadets: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kicker is suspen...
MGIB Kicker <ul><li>OCS/SMP Documentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Previous kicker recipients complete Section X (higher...
MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Suspension: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year, one time, authorized period of non-availability for transfer...
MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Continuation  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involuntary Transfer/Reassignment (Unit or MOS) </li></ul></ul><ul...
MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Termination  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to remain a satisfactory participant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Recoupment  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Required by Title 10, United States Code (USC) </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program (SRIP) <ul><li>Governing Regulations: </li></ul><ul><li>Army Regulation 135-7, Incenti...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program <ul><li>$8,000 Enlistment Bonus - Criteria:   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High priority  uni...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program   <ul><li>$5,000 Enlistment Bonus - Criteria:   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Non” High prio...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program <ul><li>Prior Service Bonus - Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have completed Mili...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program <ul><li>Prior Service Bonus - Type and amounts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Year, $5,000  ...
<ul><li>Civilian Acquired Skill (CASP) $8,000 Bonus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No longer offered, effective May 01 </li></ul></...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program <ul><li>Bonus Payment Schedules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NPS  Enlistment Bonus  (HP and N...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program <ul><li>Reenlistment/Extension Bonus - Eligibility:   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have ...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program <ul><li>Reenlistment/Extension Bonus - Types and Amounts:   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Ye...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program <ul><li>Reenlistment/Extension Bonus - Payment Schedule : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Year...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program <ul><li>Affiliation Bonus - Eligibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must Enlist in the ARNG...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program <ul><li>Affiliation Bonus - Benefit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$50/month </li></ul></ul><u...
Selected Reserve Incentive  Program <ul><li>Affiliation Bonus - Substitution Rules: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A soldier assign...
Student Loan Repayment  Program (SLRP) <ul><li>Purpose:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides for the repayment of federally gua...
Student Loan Repayment  Program <ul><li>Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must enlist for...
Student Loan Repayment  Program <ul><li>Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must have served...
Student Loan Repayment  Program <ul><li>Payment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum amount $20,000 (principle) plus interest </...
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National Guard benefits-brief

  1. 1. Education and Incentive Overview “ KEEPING PEOPLE FIRST” SFC Donovan Whitfield Recruiting & Retention NCO
  2. 2. ARNG Educational Assistance Programs <ul><li>DANTES </li></ul><ul><li>SOCGUARD </li></ul><ul><li>ARNG Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>MGIB and MGIB Kicker </li></ul>
  3. 3. Survey Says . . . <ul><li>NPS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joined for Education Benefits 76% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay for Education Benefits 72% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently Attending College 53% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan to Continue their Education 94% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joined for Education Benefits 42% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay for Education Benefits 36% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently Attending College 33% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan to Continue their Education 80% </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) <ul><li>Testing Programs (Prior to IADT) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I.e. CLEP, DSST, GED, ACT, SATs, GRE, GMAT, Etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Guide to Success (Audio/Video tapes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spouses are also eligible (Only CLEP and DSST are free) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certification Programs (32 national exams) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I.e. Fitness, Food Services, Electronics, Medical, Auto, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education brochures/pamphlets </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning TA/External Degree Program </li></ul><ul><li>Find out more at: www.voled.doded.mil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or call: (850)452-1760 (RC Advisor) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. SOCGUARD <ul><li>College Cost Guides by State </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations/Briefings </li></ul><ul><li>Posters/Brochures </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Builders </li></ul><ul><li>SOC Counselors </li></ul><ul><li>CONAP </li></ul><ul><li>Find out more at: www.soc.aascu.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or call at: 1-800-368-5622 (Wash D.C.) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. ARNG Institute <ul><li>Military credit evaluation/transcript </li></ul><ul><li>College degree planning </li></ul><ul><li>Education counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Available to spouses! </li></ul><ul><li>Find out more at: www.arngi.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or call at: 1-877-632-7644 (Pensacola, FL) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Tuition Assistance (TA) <ul><li>4 TA Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ARNG Federal TA (M-Day soldiers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DANTES Distance Learning TA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACES TA (AGRs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State TA </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Tuition Assistance <ul><li>ARNG Federal TA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>M-Day/Traditional soldiers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligible ‘prior to’ completion of IADT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of tuition costs up to 15 Semester or 22 Quarter Hrs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Per semester hour caps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Degree: $100.00/$68.00 Qtr </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate Degree: $170.00/115.60 Qtr </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Tuition Assistance <ul><li>ARNG Federal TA, Continued; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational/Technical Courses (Clock Hours) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of tuition costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$100 Undergraduate and $170 Graduate caps still apply, once converted to semester hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Cap is $4,500 per soldier </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Tuition Assistance <ul><li>ARNG Federal TA, Continued; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OCS Candidates, SMPs & WOCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apply ACES TA Rates ($187.50) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rates continue until: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree for Officers & Associate Degree for Warrant Officers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voluntarily or involuntarily released from the officer candidate school/program prior to commissioning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to accept a commission </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Tuition Assistance <ul><li>DANTES Distance Learning TA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, & Nationally Accredited Distance Learning (DL) Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of tuition cost up to 15 semester hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not to exceed $4,500 annually per soldier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processed through State ESO paid by DANTES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AGRs are also eligible </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Tuition Assistance <ul><li>ARNG Federal TA and DANTES DL TA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Officers, 4 years after course completion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enlisted, must have remaining obligation for length of course </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used with the MGIB for a different course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soldiers can combine ARNG Federal TA (SH & CH) & DANTES DL TA up to $4,500 annually </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Tuition Assistance <ul><li>Army Continuing Education System (ACES) TA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicable to AD/AGR soldiers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processed through Army Education Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>75% Per Semester Hour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not to Exceed $187.50 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$3,500 Annual Max </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference AR 621-5 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Tuition Assistance <ul><li>State TA Programs (SEAP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid directly to school for books and tuition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to $500 for Jr. College & $1000 for 4-Yr College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Guaranteed - Until State Money is Used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State TA and ARNG Federal TA can be used concurrently not to exceed 100% of tuition costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State TA must be applied before ARNG Federal TA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State TA and MGIB can be used simultaneously and may exceed 100% of tuition costs </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) <ul><li>Basic Facts, Rates and Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility Criteria and Termination </li></ul><ul><li>MGIB Kicker </li></ul>
  16. 16. Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>Basic Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Established on 1 Jul 85 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapter 1606, (Title 10 USC - Selected Reserve) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administered by the Department of Veterans Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>36 months of ‘full time’ benefits (48 max when combined) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used for any degree (AA, BA, Masters, PhD) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>Monthly rates - Effective 1 Oct 01: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Less Than Full Time 3/4 Time 1/2 Time 1/2 Time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ch 1606 $272.00 $197.00 $131.00 $65.75 </li></ul><ul><li>(M-Day) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>Uses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>College/Schooling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correspondence training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent study programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flight training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutorial Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remedial/Refresher Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work Study* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship/OJT* </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>Work Study - What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A part time job paid by the VA (minimum wage - tax free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work at any VA/DoD approved facility (Armories count!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soldier must be in receipt of MGIB at 3/4 time or more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work must be MGIB related </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you get one? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a soldier who is going to college & needs extra money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File VA Form 22-8691, Application for Work-Study Allowance, with your Regional VA Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call 1-888-GIBILL-1 with questions </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>OJT - What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VA approved job training/apprenticeship programs offered by local companies/organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VA pays a monthly benefit while performing a job and earning wages ($197/SR, $487/AD - first 6 months) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples include: Welders, Painters, Cooks, Mechanics, Police </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OJT - How do you get it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network with local companies - establish rapport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the employer submit an application to the VA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call 1-888-GIBILL-1 with questions </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>MGIB - SR Eligibility (Determined by Service) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a six year obligation in the Selected Reserve - enlist, reenlist or extend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete IADT or equivalent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a High School Diploma or equivalent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(New - now only needed before applying for benefits) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete a DD Form 2384-1 (NOBE) </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>MGIB - SR Suspension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MGIB recipients are authorized a one-time, one year period of non-availability - up to 3 yrs for missionary oblig </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applies to those who transfer to the ING, IRR or AGR Program/Military Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefit is suspended during the entire period of non-availability </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Montgomery GI Bill <ul><li>MGIB - SR Termination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to return to an active drilling status after a period of non-availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to extend for the period of non-availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Declared an Unsatisfactory Participant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain an ROTC Scholarship (Title 10, Sec 2107) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete a 10 year period from the eligibility date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10-Year entitlement period is extended for any period of federal mobilization plus 4 months </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To encourage enlistment and retention of soldiers in designated Units/MOSs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note: MGIB Kicker is an ‘incentive’ not an entitlement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Governing Policy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorandum, NGB-ARH, Subject: ARNG MGIB Kicker Program, Dated 19 Oct 00 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forthcoming NGR 600-7 re-write will include MGIB Kicker guidance </li></ul></ul>MGIB Kicker
  25. 25. MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. NPS (CAT I-IIIB only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Current ARNG soldiers who served three or more consecutive years in the ARNG (SL 1/2, MOSQ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Prior service soldiers who enlist/reenlist directly from the Active Army (Within 30 days of ETS, SL 1/2, MOSQ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. ARNG LTs with an MOS or OBC, without a BS Degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regardless of unit of assignment or 3 consecutive yrs of service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. OCS Candidates/SMPs </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Benefit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$200 basic rate, $350 for Officer Candidates/SMPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not subject to federal/state withholding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid monthly (PS soldiers with ACF get lump sum) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kicker entitlement lasts as long as the basic benefit , up to 36 months maximum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payments are prorated when not enrolled full-time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: $200 Kicker at 1/2 time enrollment = $100 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Basic Eligibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be eligible for the MGIB basic benefit (Ch 30 or 1606) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6 Year Obligation, Completion of IADT, HSDG </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enlist/extend in a High Priority Unit, regardless of MOS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New list sent out 1 May 01 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Valid Position Vacancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign a kicker contract/OSA and agree to stay in your contracted Unit/Critical Specialty for 6 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The member can leave the Critical Specialty, and/or Unit and still receive the Kicker once they complete their 6 year obligation </li></ul></ul></ul>MGIB Kicker
  28. 28. MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Eligibility for $350 Kicker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Officer Candidates: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be eligible for MGIB basic benefit (MOSQ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NPS OCS enlistment option soldiers are not eligible for basic MGIB benefits or Kicker </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete Phase I of State OCS Program or complete Federal OCS program and accept commission in the ARNG </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not required to have 3 consecutive years ARNG service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May have a baccalaureate degree or higher </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May be in any unit upon entry and be assigned to any unit after graduation from OCS </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 29. MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Officer Candidates continued: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soldiers who fail to complete the OCS program may return to their previous kicker contracted rate if applicable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must return to same position and be MOSQ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soldiers who fail to complete the OCS Program and who re-enter the OCS program the following year may be offered the OCS/SMP kicker a second time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prevailing rate at that time for OCS/SMPs will apply </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Candidates who receive an OCS completion certificate can receive the $350 Kicker for one additional year without being suspended </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After year may revert to previous contracted rate, if applicable </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Eligibility for the $350 Kicker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMP Cadets: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must Be Eligible for MGIB basic benefit (MOSQ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NPS soldiers are not eligible for basic MGIB benefits or Kicker </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contract as an SMP Cadet (MS III, IV) in an ARNG Unit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not required to have 3 consecutive years in the ARNG </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May be assigned to an excess slot in any unit upon entry and be assigned to any unit after commissioning </li></ul></ul></ul>MGIB Kicker
  31. 31. <ul><li>Eligibility for the $350 Kicker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMP Cadets: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kicker is suspended when a soldier is voluntarily or involuntarily released from the SMP Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soldiers with a previous kicker contract may revert to previous rate if applicable </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kicker is terminated (with recoupment) if soldier fails to accept a commission in the ARNG on the date offered </li></ul></ul></ul>MGIB Kicker
  32. 32. MGIB Kicker <ul><li>OCS/SMP Documentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Previous kicker recipients complete Section X (higher rate) of existing kicker contract (NGB Form 5435-R) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soldiers who received the kicker between 1 Oct 88 and 30 Sep 99 complete NGB Form 5435-1-R (Supplemental) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soldiers without a previous kicker contract must complete a kicker contract (NGB Form 5435-R) in it’s entirety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soldiers must extend their existing enlistment contract to have a 6 year obligation from the date of the kicker contract </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After commissioning, all soldiers must sign an OSA for the remaining months on their 6 year obligation that made them eligible for the kicker </li></ul></ul></ul>
  33. 33. MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Suspension: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year, one time, authorized period of non-availability for transfers to the IRR, ING, AGR/Technician Program (3 yrs for missionary obligation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soldier voluntarily leaves the unit/skill during their 6 year obligation (up to 12 months) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suspension of favorable personnel actions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Except APFT Failure and Body Fat Composition Standards </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 34. MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Continuation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involuntary Transfer/Reassignment (Unit or MOS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must accept a position in the contracted or new MOS that is within reasonable commuting distance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must become MOSQ within 24 Months </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes transfers from the USAR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion to another position or SL within the soldiers CMF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interstate Transfer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must transfer to a kicker eligible unit and MOS to retain kicker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will be suspended up to 12 months if transferred to a non kicker unit/MOS </li></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 35. MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Termination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to remain a satisfactory participant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to complete the required 6 year obligation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to return to a Kicker unit/MOS after an authorized period of non-availability or suspension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to extend for a period of non-availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to accept a position in the contracted MOS within reasonable commuting distance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enters the active army on extended active duty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to meet retention standards (w/out recoup) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to become qualified within 24 months after an involuntary reassignment (w/out recoup) </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. MGIB Kicker <ul><li>Recoupment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Required by Title 10, United States Code (USC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>States must initiate and pursue recoupment action when conditions are met </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formula: Months remaining on obligation divided by the total months of obligation multiplied by the amount of benefits paid. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Soldier with a 6 year obligation (72 months). Has received $4,000 in kicker benefits and completed 3 years of his/her obligation (36 months remaining). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>36/72 X $4,000 = $2,000 to be recouped </li></ul></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP) <ul><li>Governing Regulations: </li></ul><ul><li>Army Regulation 135-7, Incentive Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Army National Guard Regulation 600-7, Selected Reserve Incentive Programs, dtd 1 Oct 97 </li></ul><ul><li>DODD 1205.20 - Reserve Component Incentive Prog, dtd Jan 96 </li></ul><ul><li>DODI 1205.21 - Reserve Component Incentive Program Procedures, dtd Sep 99 </li></ul><ul><li>Governing Laws: </li></ul><ul><li>Title 10 and 37, USC </li></ul>
  38. 38. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>$8,000 Enlistment Bonus - Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High priority units only (any MOS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NPS enlistees (SL 1 only) who enlist for a minimum of six years in a valid vacant position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a HSDG or secondary school graduate (must have a diploma prior to AIT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be Test Score Category I - IIIB (31 or higher) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete NGB Form 600-7-1-R-E (Enlistment Bonus Addendum) </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>$5,000 Enlistment Bonus - Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Non” High priority units only (any MOS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NPS enlistees (SL 1 only) who enlist for a minimum of six years in a valid vacant position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a HSDG or secondary school graduate (must have a diploma prior to AIT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be in Test Score Category I - IIIB (31 or higher) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete NGB Form 600-7-1-R-E (Enlistment Bonus Addendum) </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>Prior Service Bonus - Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have completed Military Service Obligation (MSO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have received an honorable discharge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have less than 14 years for pay purposes (PEBD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have never previously received a bonus for enlistment, reenlistment or extension in the SelRes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New - May be ‘Non’ MOSQ and still receive bonus if soldier gets qualified within 24 months (6 yr only) </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>Prior Service Bonus - Type and amounts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Year, $5,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1st 3 Year, $2,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2nd 3 Year, $2,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be consecutive with 1st 3 year bonus </li></ul></ul></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Civilian Acquired Skill (CASP) $8,000 Bonus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No longer offered, effective May 01 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CASP enlistment option still in effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criteria in NGR 600-200, Chapter 3 </li></ul></ul>Selected Reserve Incentive Program
  43. 43. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>Bonus Payment Schedules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NPS Enlistment Bonus (HP and Non HP): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% Upon Completion of IADT </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% on the Fourth Anniversary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PS Enlistment Bonus (6 yr and 3 yr): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% Upon enlistment </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% on the Fourth Anniversary or </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50% on completion of 3rd yr if 3yr bonus </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  44. 44. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>Reenlistment/Extension Bonus - Eligibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have less than 14 Years of service for pay purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be MOSQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a valid, vacant position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must never have received a reenlistment/extension bonus in the Selected Reserve </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>Reenlistment/Extension Bonus - Types and Amounts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Year - $5,000 HP Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1st 3 Year - $2,500 Non-HP Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Except STARC/TDA and Bands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2nd 3 yr - $2,000 Non-HP Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This and the $2,500 bonus must be consecutive </li></ul></ul></ul>
  46. 46. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>Reenlistment/Extension Bonus - Payment Schedule : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$2,000 on the Effective Date of the Extension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$2,000 on the 4th Anniversary of the Extension date </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1,000 on the next day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1st 3 Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1,250 on the Effective Date of the Extension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1,250 upon completion of the 3 year contract </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2nd 3 Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1,000 on the Effective Date of the Extension </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1,000 upon completion of the 3 year contract </li></ul></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>Affiliation Bonus - Eligibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must Enlist in the ARNG for their remaining MSO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have served on Active Duty in an Active Component for a minimum of 2 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must Enlist in an MOS that the Soldier is qualified in and be identified on his/her DD214 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must Have Been Eligible to Reenlist While on Active Duty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Affiliation Bonus may be given to a soldier with RE Code 1, 2 or 3 and the following 14 SPD Codes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>KBK, KCA, KCB, KCC, KDM, KCF, MBK, MCA, MCB, MCC, MCF, MDM, JCC, LCC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefit is $50/month for each whole month remaining on MSO </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>Affiliation Bonus - Benefit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$50/month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payable for each whole month remaining on MSO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No ‘new’ news on increase </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. Selected Reserve Incentive Program <ul><li>Affiliation Bonus - Substitution Rules: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A soldier assigned to a position using the substitution rules will receive bonus payment upon affiliation with the unit. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The soldier must complete the required training to become MOS qualified and be awarded the MOS as Primary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The soldier will have 24 months to complete formal training for MOS qualification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If a soldier does not complete the required training, the bonus will be terminated without recoupment </li></ul></ul>
  50. 50. Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides for the repayment of federally guaranteed loan(s) secured by enlisted soldiers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rules: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can only be contracted once </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good for the length of the signed contract only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only for pre-existing loans at the time of enlistment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be combined with enlistment bonus and MGIB Kicker </li></ul></ul>
  51. 51. Student Loan Repayment Program <ul><li>Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must enlist for at least six years (6X2 or 8X0) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be a Test Score Category I-IIIA (50 or higher) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be in a valid position vacancy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HP or Non HP Unit - any MOS </li></ul></ul></ul>
  52. 52. Student Loan Repayment Program <ul><li>Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must have served 3 years consecutively in the ARNG </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must reenlist/extend for at least six years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must have less than 14 years service for pay purposes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be MOSQ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be in a valid position vacancy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HP Units only! (any MOS) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  53. 53. Student Loan Repayment Program <ul><li>Payment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum amount $20,000 (principle) plus interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The annual payment is 15% of the original balance of the loan or $500, whichever is greater, plus interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soldiers/applicants to enlist/reenlist for more than 6 years to get the full $20,000 paid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: $10,000 Loan. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1,500 X 6 = $9,000 paid in principle - need 1 more year </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: $8,000 Loan. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$1,200 X 6 = $7,200 paid in principle - need 1 more year </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>SFC Donovan Whitfield </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting & Retention NCO </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial 228-326-3060 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Questions/Comments

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