What Army MOSs, Bonuses and Incentives Are Available Along With Retiree and Veterans Benefits?

Q: What is the up-to-date info on Army bonus MOSs, available MOSs, enlistment incentives such as Airborne School, Retirees benefits as well as GI Bill & State benefits for veterans? A: The bonus MOS list constantly updates. Generally speaking, you can get a $1,000 bonus in certain MOSs with as little as a two-year contract, all the way up to $20,000 for a six-year enlistment. As a new Army enlistee, you can get up to $40,000 in combined bonuses. If you have a civilian education degree already when you enlist, you can get $5,000. Know a Middle Eastern language the Army is looking for? If so, it can be worth $10,000. Right now, if you enlist and complete the Ranger option, you can get a $5,000 bonus. If you are eligible for two or three bonuses or incentives, the money can add up fast. And this just scratches the surface of all the Army benefits available. As far as available MOSs, the Army probably has a MOS for almost any job you can think of. Currently, they have: • 11 MOSs in Administrative Support • 7 in Arts and Media • 24 Combat-related • 24 in Computers and Technology • 21 in Construction and Engineering • 35 in Combat Support and Intelligence • 7 in Legal and Law Enforcement • 28 in Mechanics • 24 in Medical and Emergency • 35 in Aviation and Transportation As far as retiree and veterans benefits, please check out my previous post: In Addition to Army Benefits, What Veterans, Retirees and State Benefits Are Available?

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I would like to find out how do i start claiming my retired benefits

Retired Benefits

Your unit should have an out-processing counselor in S1 who will spell out what your retired benefits are including setting you up to have your retirement pay direct deposited the same as your active duty pay. At least that's what happened when I was about to retire. I think this was about 2 months before I pulled the plug. Maybe 1 month but certainly enough time to get everything organized.

As I recall, besides the pay they checked my SBA, Tricare, unused leave, made sure all of my records were up to date, conducted a resume writing class, spoke about VA benefits, GI Bill & probably a half dozen other things.

All of this will be explained to you I'm sure. If not then go to your S1 & ask about it.

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