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By Mark D. Faram, Staff writer
A new war is on the Navy’s horizon, one for keeping the best people with the hottest skills in the ranks.
The Navy’s top personnel boss expects to see a down-tick in retention in the next year and is mounting a counteroffensive that has good news for many: increased re-up bonuses.
Officials hope the new rates will entice at least 9,500 sailors to re-enlist from an eligible population of more than 23,200.
Plus, thousands more could cash in if they re-up early.