Originally Posted by MsBall
It's not BS, he's more than likely referring to a STAR reenlistment. As a Navy Nuke you can get that amount to reenlist for an additional 2 years of services.
My son sees the dollar signs in front of him and is considering it.
STAR reenlistments are when you reenlist for an automatic advancement [E4 to E5 or E5 to E6].
SRB reenlistments are when you get cash.
I was eligible for either one.
Normally to get the full amount [$60k during my career, $90k today] you have to reenlist for 4 years. But when we go in we are on 6 year contracts. A 4 year enlistment with a 2 year extension. If you hold off to your 4 year point right before your 2 year extension kicks in that is the best time to SRB reenlist. You sign a 4 year enlistment and it makes your 2 year extension go away. They write it up as a 4 year reenlistment, but you only added 2 years onto your career.