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Re-up bonuses dropped for 46 AFSCs

Nov. 26, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
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The Air Force is dropping 46 career fields from the list of jobs eligible for selective re-enlistment bonuses — and airmen in those fields have only until Dec. 4 to sign up again and still get a bonus.

Airmen previously had 30 days to re-enlist and still receive a bonus after their career fields were dropped from the SRB list, but the Air Force said in a Nov. 26 release that Defense Department policy has changed. Airmen now have eight calendar days to re-enlist and still get the bonus.

Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, the Air Force’s director of force management policy, said the eligibility changes are helping the Air Force prepare for a smaller force, due to the sequester.

“The SRB program is a retention tool,” Grosso said in the Nov. 26 release. “As the force gets smaller, skills that were undermanned are no longer short and we are adjusting the bonus program accordingly.”

Re-enlistment bonuses are still needed for critical and emerging career fields with high operations demands and low manning, such as battlefield airmen and airmen with cyberspace specialties, Grosso said.

The Air Force said 10 career fields — airborne cryptologic language analysts; airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operators; cyberspace defense operations; combat control airmen; tactical air control party; fusion analysts and digital network analysts; survival, evasion, resistance and escape airmen; pararescue airmen; special operations weather airmen; and explosive ordnance disposal airmen will still be eligible for bonuses as of Dec. 5.

The list of career fields being removed from the list follows:

1A0X1 In-Flight Refueling

1A2X1 Aircraft Loadmaster

1C1X1 Air Traffic Control

1C3X1 Command Post

1C5X1 Command and Control Battle Management Operations

1C5X1D Command and Control Battle Management Operations – Weapons Director

1C6X1 Space Systems Operations

1C7X1 Airfield Management

1N0X1 Operations Intelligence

1N1X1A Geospatial Intelligence Analyst

1N1X1B Geospatial Intelligence Targeteer

1N3X1 Cryptologic Language Analyst

1N4X1B Fusion Analyst – Analysis and Production

1U0X1 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Sensor Operator

1W0X1 Weather

2A5X2B Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance (H-60)

2A5X2D Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance (CV-22)

2A7X1 Aircraft Metals Technology

2A7X3 Aircraft Structural Maintenance

2A7X5 Low Observable Aircraft Structural Maintenance

2M0X1 Missile and Space System Electrical Maintenance

2M0X2 Missile and Space System Maintenance

2M0X3 Missile and Space Facilities

2T3X2A Special Vehicle Maintenance – Fire Fighting Vehicles

2T3X7 Vehicle Management & Analysis

3D0X2 Cyber Systems Operations

3D0X3 Cyber Surety

3D0X4 Computer Systems Programming

3E2X1 Pavements and Construction Equipment

3E3X1 Structural

3E4X1 Water and Fuel System Maintenance

3E5X1 Engineering

3N0X2 Broadcast Journalist

3N0X5 Photojournalist

3P0X1A Security Forces Military Working Dog Handler

3S3X3 Manpower

4C0X1 Mental Health Service

4E0X1 Public Health

4H0X1 Cardiopulmonary Laboratory

4N0X1C Aero Medical Service – Independent Duty Medical Technician

4N1X1C Surgical Service – Orthopedics

4P0X1 Pharmacy

4R0X1C Diagnostic Imaging – Magnetic Resonance Imaging

4Y0X1H Dental Hygienist

6C0X1 Contracting

7S0X1 Special Investigations

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