This Note explores the conceptual basis for a cost-minimizing approach for allocating Selective Reenlistment Bonuses among military occupational specialties that are of varying degrees of criticality to the defense mission. It also presents an operational methodology for implementing that approach in the face of the data and computational limitations that characterize the environment in which bonuses are allocated. The concept and methodology support a personal-computer-based program that yields a recommended allocation of bonuses. Appendixes describe the details of the computer software.
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