Recruiter Incentive Pay (RIP) Pilot Program
What is it? The purpose of the Recruiter Incentive Pay (RIP) Pilot Program is to increase volume and quality of enlistments and officer accessions into the U.S. Army by sustained overproduction of the recruiting force.
Section 681, National Defense Authorization Act 2006 authorizes the Secretary of Army to develop and provide incentives (in addition to any other incentives authorized by law) for the recruitment of individuals as officers and enlisted members of the Armed Forces.
What has the Army done? The Enlisted Accessions Division (HQDA, G-1), U.S. Army Accessions Command, U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC), and the Army National Guard (ARNG) have developed an Army pilot program that will enhance military recruiting by sustaining the standards outlined below. The base standard for the enlisted accession program is the component's command required write rate (RWR)(the number of contracts to be signed per month) for USAREC or the ARNG.
The base standard for the officer accession program is established by USAREC or ARNG, based on the component's required officer accession mission. By exceeding the accession mission, the program accounts for USAREC's and ARNG's Future Soldier losses and Officer Basic Course attrition.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future? Eligible recruiters will receive an incentive pay for exceeding their component's RWR. By exceeding the RWR, the program will account for USAREC's and ARNG's Future Soldier losses and initial entry training attrition. To be eligible for the incentive pay under this program, the recruiter must be a uniformed servicemember in the position of First Sergeant, ARNG Recruiting and Retention Area Sergeant, limited production station commander, on-production station commander, or on-production recruiter. Each component will determine the RWR and monetary value based on available funds and needs of their Service.
To be eligible for the officer accession program incentive pay, the recruiter must be a uniformed servicemember in the position of on-production special mission recruiter (Army Medical Department or Chaplain), on-production station commander, or Title 32 Officer Strength Force Recruiter assigned to an authorized recruiting position. Each component will determine the annual officer mission, critical needs and monetary value based on available funds and needs of their service.
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