The Army Reserve recognizes the value of hard work. As an Army Reserve Soldier, you will have access to thousands of dollars in cash bonuses that would take years to earn in the civilian world.
BONUSES: EARNING EXTRA MONEY
You may have many opportunities to earn extra money in the Army Reserve, including one-time bonuses for Army Reserve training. To learn what bonuses you are qualified to earn, contact your local Recruiter.
ARMY RESERVE ENLISTMENT BONUS
Qualified non-prior service applicants who enlist for six years in the Army Reserve are eligible for up to $20,000 in enlistment bonuses.
CIVILIAN SKILLS BONUS
Qualified Army Reserve applicants who enlist in a critical-skill specialty for six years may be eligible for a bonus of up to $20,000 through the Army Civilian Acquired Skills program.
OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL BONUS
A bonus may be available to Army Reserve Officer Candidate School and Warrant Officer candidates in specific specialties.
Individuals who speak certain Middle Eastern languages and enlist as translator aides in the U.S. Army Selected Reserve may be eligible for an enlistment bonus. This cannot be combined with any other incentive.
If you enter the Army Reserve to serve as a Reserve Troop Program Unit Chaplain, you may be eligible for a bonus of up to $20,000. You must complete the Chaplain Officer Basic Course within 36 months of earning your commission.
In addition to salary and bonuses, the Army provides for housing, meals and uniforms for Army Reserve Soldiers on active duty status.
NOTE: Bonus amounts, eligibility criteria and qualifying Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) change frequently. To learn what the current bonuses are and bonuses you are qualified to earn, contact your local Recruiter.
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