Recruitment, Retention New Mexico National Guard Bonuses

Discover How You Cash In

The Guard pays well. But for soldiers with skills and experience, we pay even better, with incentives up to thousands of extra dollars.

Non-Prior Service – $7,500 TO $20,000

Certain high-demand jobs and critical specialties pay you a bonus of up to $20,000 when you enlist in the Army National Guard for the first time. Bonuses require a four-year or six-year enlistment. Your recruiter will have all the details.

New Mexico National Guard Bonuses


New Soldiers that can ship to Basic Combat Training between October and April may be eligible for this bonus.

Prior Service Soldiers – $5,000 TO $20,000

For soldiers who have been honorably separated from the military you may be eligible for a bonus if you enlist into a critical Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Applicants must have less than 16 years of prior military service. Bonuses require either a three-year or six-year enlistment. Applicants whose last discharge was from the Army National Guard must wait 12 months from discharge date to be eligible. All periods of prior service must be characterized as Honorable.

Active Army Affiliation – $5,000 TO $20,000

The Enlisted Affiliation Bonus is offered to current enlisted Active Army Soldiers who affiliate directly into a critical skill vacancy in the Army National Guard.

Current Army National Guard Soldiers – $4,000 OR $20,000

Soldiers who extend or re-enlist may be eligible for a bonus. Bonus amounts are for a two-year or six-year extension. Soldiers must meet Time in Serve/Time in Grade requirements and other criteria to be eligible.

Officer/Warrant Officer – $10,000 OR $20,000

Bonuses for officers and warrant officers are offered to help mitigate a shortage or projected shortage in identified specialties.

Prior Service Enlistment Bonus

Current and former Army enlisted soldiers and officers with in-demand MOS skills may qualify for a $20,000 bonus to join the NMNG to continue their service. View our benefits page for to learn more about New Mexico National Guard benefits.