BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- The U.S. Army is now offering its largest sign on bonus up to $50,000 for qualified individuals to enlist for six years of active duty service.

The total signing bonus is for a new recruit—based on a combination of incentives offered for selected career field, length of the enlistment contract and ship date for training, according to the U.S. Army.

The career-based bonus is up to $40,000 for jobs the Army needs to fill now or has difficulty filling because of required qualifications.The quick-ship bonus ranges from $2000 to $9,000 for recruits who attend basic training within 90 days of their signing date. Recruits can net $10,000 for choosing to jump out of airplanes with the airborne option, or they can receive $20,000 for becoming ranger qualified.

“We know this generation likes to have the opportunity to make their own decisions, so now they can choose where they want to be assigned after training, he said. “We also have opened two-year enlistments for 84 different career fields. Many people are apprehensive about long-term commitments right now, so we think having a shorter option will help give them some time to see if the Army fits their life and goals.”

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