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    Marine Corps Will Pay Thousands of Dollars in Bonuses to Keep Recruiters from Moving

    Marine Corps Will Pay Thousands of Dollars in Bonuses to Keep Recruiters from Moving

    The Marine Corps has rolled out larger cash bonuses aimed at encouraging recruiters to stay at their duty stations for months longer as the service heads into another challenging recruiting year.

    According to a message released Tuesday, canvassing recruiters and the staff noncommissioned officers in charge of recruiting substations will receive more bonus pay if they extend their standard three-year tours for six, nine or 12 months.

    As a result, a recruiter who extends for a year would to get $1,125 a month in bonus pay while, on the short end of six months, a Marine would receive an extra $875 a month after they start their extra time, the message explained. While on their first three years of recruiting duty, Marines receive $375 a month in incentive pay.

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    This new bonus pay comes with one major caveat, however: Marines must meet the recruiting requirements set by the station commander or lose the extra cash.

    The Corps, like every other branch in the , has had a tough time getting recruits to sign up. Last year, the service made its enlisted recruiting goal by just eight Marines and its reserve target exactly. One way it managed to squeak by, though, was by dipping into its pool of delayed-entry applicants — something the Navy did as well. As a result, this year there is less of a reserve of recruits simply waiting to ship out, and the targets…

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