Pssst, Kid….Want $40,000? Sign Here…

The Army is offering seasonal enlistment bonuses of up to $20,000 for various categories of recruits who agree to enter active duty by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The seasonal bonuses may be combined with the regular enlistment incentives announced in May that range from $1,000 to $25,000, depending on specialty and length of enlistment.

The total bonus amount may not exceed $20,000 for a two-year enlistment, $25,000 for a three-year hitch and $40,000 for enlistments of four, five and six years.

The special bonuses took effect July 25 as part of an aggressive recruiting and re-enlistment campaign designed to bolster end strength for fiscal 2007.

Some recruits could get $40,000 to sign up – Army Times

This may help with recruitment because $40,000 is a lot of money to wave in front of an 18 year old but I wonder how it will effect morale of the people currently serving who didn’t get the bonus.

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