Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/212

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112 STAT. 2042 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 SEC. 618. SELECTIVE RENLISTMENT BONUS ELIGIBILITY FOR RESERVE MEMBERS PERFORMING ACTIVE GUARD AND RESERVE DUTY. Section 308(a)(1)(D) of title 37, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "(D) reenlists or voluntarily extends the member's enlistment for a period of at least three years— "(i) in a regular component of the service concerned; or "(ii) in a reserve component of the service concerned, if the member is performing active Guard and Reserve duty (as defined in section 101(d)(6) of title 10).". SEC. 619. REPEAL OF TEN PERCENT LIMITATION ON CERTAIN SELEC- TIVE RENLISTMENT BONUSES. Section 308(b) of title 37, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking out paragraph (2); and (2) by striking out"(1)" after "(b)". SEC. 620. INCREASE IN MAXIMUM AMOUNT AUTHORIZED FOR ARMY ENLISTMENT BONUS. Section 308f(a) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by striking out "$4,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$6,000". SEC. 621. EQUITABLE TREATMENT OF RESERVES ELIGIBLE FOR SPE- CIAL PAY FOR DUTY SUBJECT TO HOSTILE FIRE OR IMMINENT DANGER. Section 310(b) of title 37, United States Code, is amended— (1) by inserting "(1)" after "(b)"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2) A member of a reserve component who is eligible for special pay under this section for a month shall receive the full amount authorized in subsection (a) for that month regardless of the number of days during that month on which the member satisfies the eligibility criteria specified in such subsection.". 37 USC 301 note. SEC. 622. RETENTION INCENTIVES INITIATIVE FOR CRITICALLY SHORT MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES. (a) REQUIREMENT FOR NEW INCENTIVES. — The Secretary of Defense shall establish and provide for members of the Armed Forces qualified in critically short military occupational specialties a series of new incentives that the Secretary considers potentially effective for increasing the rates at which those members are retained in the Armed Forces for service in such specialties. (b) CRITICALLY SHORT MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES.— For the purposes of this section, a military occupational specialty is a critically short military occupational specialty for an Armed Force if the number of members retained in that Armed Force in fiscal year 1998 for service in that specialty is less than 50 percent of the number of members of that Armed Force that were projected to be retained in that Armed Force for service in the specialty by the Secretary of the military department concerned asofOctober 1, 1997. (c) INCENTIVES. —It is the sense of Congress that, among the new incentives established and provided under this section, the Secretary of Defense should include the following incentives: (1) Family support and leave allowances. (2) Increased special reenlistment or retention bonuses.