Retention
 

Benefits

Reenlistment Bonus

You could receive a reenlistment bonus of up to $20,000 for a 6 year extension. Extending your enlistment for 2 years could qualify you for a $4,000 extension bonus.

Healthcare

Healthcare costs can be difficult, so let Tricare help! The generous coverage is available to single Soldiers for only $47.82 per month and military families for $217.51 monthly. Find eligibility information and coverage specifics on Tricare's website.

Tricare Dental

TDP is now through United Concordia as of 1 May 2017. For only $11.10 each month, single Soldiers can have access to a premium dental plan. Have a family? Not a problem! Just $83.28 per month will cover your spouse, children and yourself. Find plan specifics in the Tricare Dental website.

Life Insurance (SGLI and SGLV)

Get coverage of up to $400,000 for $29.00 per month for Soldier. Find more information on the SGLI website.

Get coverage up to $100,000 for $13.00 per month for Soldier’s spouse. Find more information on the SGLV website.

Retirement

You’ll have a great nest-egg when you retire after 26 + years of service. Payments will begin when you reach age 60. The average Soldier accrues at least 2,627 points with over 26 + years. Take a look at the example chart below for a preview of what 2,627 points at retirement will yield in your retirement payout.

  Per month payment Total payout over 20 years
E-6 $672 $161,280
E-7 $901 $216,240
E-8 $1,029 $246,960
E-9 $1,368 $328,320
*Figures assume 1,920 accrued points over 26 + year career

Survivor Benefit Plan

After you retire and you pass on, your spouse will still continue to receive 55% of your retirement pay until they pass.

Tricare Health Insurance

After you retire, you can have Tricare at an 80/20 option (you pay 20%) which is about a $1,000 value per month saved. You can view plan details online or contact the Retirement office via phone at 517.481.9867.

There is also retiree information for retirees on the Michigan Department of Military and Veteran Affairs website.

Incentive Links

VA Loans

Space A Travel

PX/Commissary Discounts

Medical/Dental

Contact Retention

Michigan National Guard
Master Sgt. Joseph Saur
joseph.l.saur.mil@mail.mil
517-481-9836

63rd Brigade
Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Roach
rodney.r.roach.mil@mail.mil
517-481-9838

125th Infantry Battalion
Staff Sgt. Travis Garza
Travis.garza.mil@mail.mil
989-758-3114

119th Field Artillery Battalion
Staff Sgt. Ellington Walters
ellington.a.walters.mil@mail.mil
517-885-2247

182nd Field Artillery Battalion
Sgt. Sean Nickson
sean.a.nickson.mil@mail.mil
313-899-1135

126th Cavalry Squadron
Staff Sgt. Michael Hoffman
michael.t.hoffman.mil@mail.mil
616-249-2617

272nd Regional Suport Group
Sgt. 1st Class William Butler
william.h.butler44.mil@mail.mil
517-290-1322

246th Transportation Battalion
Sgt. Sue Houghtaling
sue.a.houghtling.mil@mail.mil
517-990-1117

Headquarters and SVC Company, 3/238th Aviation RU
Sgt. Carol Sielawa
carol.d.sielawa..mil@mail.mil
517-481-8888

146th Multifunctional Medical Battalion
Staff Sgt. Alexis Johnson
alexis.m.johnson69.mil@mail.mil
734-483-6100

1225th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
Sgt. Taylor Almond
taylor.m.almond.mil@mail.mil
313-957-6562

177th Military Police Brigade
Sgt. 1st Class Billy Adrian
billy.n.adrian.mil@mail.mil
248-240-9056

156 Electronic Signal Battalion
Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Reimer
anthony.w.reimer.mil@mail.mil
734-946-2569

210th Military Police Brigade
Sgt. Laran Wright
Laran.l.wright.mil@mail.mil
734-946-2510

107th Engineer Battalion
Sgt. Amanda Plichta
Amanda.l.plichta.mil@mail.mil
906-369-1117

507th Engineer Battalion
Staff Sgt. Roy Burr
roy.a.burr.mil@mail.mil
269-353-2664

631st Troop Command
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Crisp
Michael.s.crisp.mil@mail.mil
517-481-8226

Joint Force Headquarters
Sgt. 1st Class Rhonda Schaferistic
rhonda.s.schafer.mil@mail.mil
517-481-9844