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Bonuses:
Earning extra money

After earning your place on the U.S. Army team, you’ll have many opportunities to earn
bonuses in addition to Basic Pay and Drill Pay.

ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTMENT BONUS

As a qualified active duty recruit, you may earn an enlistment bonus of up to $40,000. Click the thumbnails below
to see the eligible active duty jobs and what the bonus amount is for that job.

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DELAYED SHIP INCENTIVE
FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Those Delayed Entry Program participants whose shipping was delayed beginning 16 March could be eligible for $2,000 or more in additional bonus money. Please talk to your local Recruiter for details.

Featured bonuses

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Quick Ship Bonus

EARN $12,000 FOR SHIPPING IN 30 DAYS

You could earn $12,000 just for shipping to training within 30 days of enlistment. Ship between 31 and 60 days and earn $5,000. This bonus can be combined with other enlistment bonuses.

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Army Reserve enlistment bonuses

SERVE PART-TIME AND EARN $20,000

Qualified Army Reserve recruits may be eligible for up to $20,000 in bonuses. This bonus can be combined with other enlistment bonuses.

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Prior service enlistment bonuses

COME BACK AND EARN $20,000

Qualified prior service members at E4 and below may be eligible for up to $20,000 in bonuses. To qualify, you’ll need to enlist into a critical-skill Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

airborne enlistment bonus

Earn up to $10,000 to enlist as an Airborne Soldier

Soldiers who agree to enlist in the Army and join U.S. Army Airborne School are eligible for up to $10,000 in bonuses.