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Sailors and Marines man the rails as the dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island departs for deployment, June 25, 2016. The Navy has announced a revision to its Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program that decreases 25 award levels and removes four skills from a list released earlier this year.
Sailors and Marines man the rails as the dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island departs for deployment, June 25, 2016. The Navy has announced a revision to its Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program that decreases 25 award levels and removes four skills from a list released earlier this year. (Nathan McDonald/U.S. Navy)

The Navy has announced a revision to its Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program that decreases 25 award levels and removes four skills from a list released earlier this year.

The service “continues to see strong retention in all zones, providing an opportunity to adjust skills mid-fiscal year,” the Navy said in a statement Tuesday.

Eighty-four skills remain unchanged, and no skills were added or received award-level increases.

This update also brings back a policy requiring sailors with Tier 2 and Tier 3 skills to re-enlist within 90 days and in the same fiscal year as their expiration of active obligated service.

The changes take effect 30 days from Tuesday’s announcement for the program that “rewards sailors who attain special training in skills most needed in the fleet and helps meet critical skill re-enlistment benchmarks,” the statement said.

More information on re-enlistment bonuses is available at www.npc.navy.mil.

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