The United States Navy has launched a major recruitment drive, offering enlistment bonuses of up to $50,000.
FILE PHOTO (October 2012): The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis and the aircraft carrier USS George Washington underway in the Andaman Sea with ships from their carrier strike groups. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate.
United States Navy Recruiting Command is offering an enlistment bonus of $25,000 to anyone who enlists for Active Duty between now and the end of June.
Depending on an enlistee’s rating, the enlistment bonus could be as high as $50,000.
Those who take advantage of the Navy’s new bonus program will be required to ship to basic training at Great Lakes, Illinois, before the end of June 2022.
The $25,000 bonus also applies to Active-Duty enlistees scheduled to ship to Basic Training in July-September who are willing to roll into the shipping months of April to June.
In addition, prior-service members from Navy or any other service re-enlisting onto Active Duty in pay grade E-4 or below, and who meet specific bonus eligibility and have not received a bonus in their first enlistment, also qualify for the $25,000 bonus.
The Navy is the only US military branch currently offering an enlistment bonus this high for new enlistees.
With more than 330,000 active-duty sailors, 290 deployable ships, more than 3700 aircraft and dozens of bases in the US and across the globe, America’s Navy is the largest, most powerful naval force in the world.