advancement, can impact future SRB eligibility. COS
should counsel members about this requirement. The
MILPERSMAN, Article 1050150.9C, contains the
required service record entry. Furthermore, members
must not be entitled to nor have been paid readjustment,
severance, or separation pay.
SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY FOR ACTIVE
In addition to the general criteria mentioned
previously, members must be on active duty except AT.
The SRB is not payable for a reenlistment in a Regular
component following discharge from a Reserve
component during or at completion of AT.
Members must be petty officers or E-3 designated
strikers, and be qualified for and serving in an SRB
rating or NEC, or be approved by BUPERS for selective
conversion and reenlistment (SCORE) or lateral
conversion to an SRB eligible rating.
Members must also receive prior approval from
BUPERS (PERS 292) before signing an SRB qualifying
extension and receive authorization before reenlisting
or extension becoming operative for SRB.
OFFICER PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS
Members who reenlisted or executed an extension
for SRB before applying for an officer procurement
program requiring formal academic training have
remaining installments suspended as of their class
convening date. Members dropped from the program
and returned to enlisted status in the same bonus skill
receive the remaining installments but at a rate reduced
by the number of days spent in the program as described
in the Department of Defense Military Pay and
Allowances Entitlement Manual (DODPM), part one,
chapter 9, section B. On notification or announcement
of members selection to participate in any officer
procurement program, requests for accelerated,
advance, or remaining amount payments will not be
approved. On appointment to commissioned officer
status, members forfeit remaining installments.
Members who reenlist or extend to obtain
sufficient obligated service for an officer program are
not entitled to SRB.
SRB entitlement for eligible members who
reenlist or extend after applying for an officer program
will be held pending selection results. Applicants who
are not selected may then receive SRB. Members who
withdraw their application or who are selected for
participation lose SRB entitlement.
The precertification (PRECERT) process reduces
the number of incorrect SRB payments and recoupment
actions. SRB reenlistment requests must be submitted
in the exact format shown in OPNAVINST 1160.6A
normally no earlier than 90 days before the desired
reenlistment date. If the request is not submitted
correctly, it will be rejected and must be resubmitted.
Requests submitted before 90 days from reenlistment
must include justification for early submission.
Changes to requests via message or phone call will
not be accepted. A new message request (with new
date-time-group [DTG]) must be submitted. The new
message automatically cancels the previous request.
A Navy veteran (NAVET) may not have his or her
pay record information available at DFAS - Cleveland
Center. Consequently the SRB reenlistment normally
will be approved with an estimated SRB amount. A
formatted SRB request must be resubmitted upon arrival
at the first permanent duty station
DFAS - Cleveland Center compares the SRB
request data with JUMPS data and provides BUPERS
(PERS 292) with the actual bonus amount payable.
After receiving authorization from BUPERS
(PERS 292), members may reenlist or extend for SRB.
The PRECERT process normally takes about 10
working days to complete. SRB requests received on
short notice may not permit SRB payment concurrent
with reenlistment. For short notice requests, BUPERS
(PERS 292) will provide the DTG of the message
granting SRB reenlistment authority via telephone
whenever possible. Short-term extensions are not
authorized by BUPERS (PERS 292).
Telephone inquiries to BUPERS (PERS 292) on the
status of PRECERT should be made by disbursing
personnel, command career counselors, yeomen or
personnelmen, and not by the member concerned.
Policy and eligibility questions can normally be
resolved by calling BUPERS.
Only BUPERS (PERS 292) can provide SRB
payment authority to the requesting activity.
After an SRB request is approved by BUPERS
(PERS 292), a Military Pay Order, NAVCOMPT Form
3060, OCR document or SDS document, must be
submitted to start entitlement.