Virginia National Guard 2020 Enlistment and Extension Incentives

Non-Prior Service Enlistment Bonus:

The following MOSs qualify for the $20,000 Non-Prior Service Enlistment Bonus with a six-year enlistment and an Armed Forces Qualification Test score of 50 or above:

  • 11B – Infantryman
  • 12B – Combat Engineer
  • 12N – Horizontal Construction Engineer
  • 13B – Cannon Crewmember
  • 13F – Joint Fire Support Specialist
  • 15T – UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter Repairer
  • 74D – Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialists
  • 88M – Motor Transport Operator
  • 91B – Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
  • 92G – Culinary Specialist
  • 12G – Quarrying Specialist
  • 12R – Interior Electrician
  • 12W – Carpentry and Masonry Specialist
  • 13J – Fire Control Specialist
  • 15B – Aircraft Powerplant Repairer

Enlistment Incentives for Non-Prior Service Applicants:

$5,000 Off Peak Bonus: Must ship before April 30, 2020. Can be combined with the non-prior service enlistment bonus, but total bonus cannot exceed $20k. Requires an ASCAB score of more than 31 and a four or six year enlistment.

Enlistment Incentives for Prior Service Applicants:

Prior Service Enlistment Bonus: DMOSQ: $5,000 for three years or $20,000 for six years; Non-DMOSQ: $7,500 for six years. Must be E7 or below, have received an honorable discharge for all prior periods of service, and have less than 16 years of total military service at the time of enlistment.

Reenlistment & Extension Incentives:

Reenlistment/Extension Bonus: $4,000 for two years, up to $20,000 for six years for DMOSQ Soldiers E3-E7. Time in service on contract start date cannot be more than 13 years and one month.

MOS Conversion Bonus: $4,000 for three years. Must be a current ARNG Soldier and fill a valid vacnt position where the MOS is less than 90 percent filled in the state and be an E6 or below with less than 10 years of service, or an E5 or below with no restriction on time in service.  

Additional incentives may be available, including the Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve Kicker or the Student Loan Repayment Program. All incentives are current as of Oct. 1, 2019 and are subject to change. Please visit the Virginia Army National Guard recruiting page for more information and to contact a recruiter.