ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS PROGRAM

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NAVADMIN 069/07
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SUBJ/ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION 
BONUS PROGRAM// 


GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICER 
CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS (INTELLIGENCE CSRB) FOR QUALIFIED 
INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS.
2.  PROGRAM OVERVIEW.  THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CSRB IS TARGETED TO 
SPECIAL DUTY - INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS (DESIGNATOR 163X) PERMANENTLY 
APPOINTED TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT ON THE ACTIVE DUTY LIST (ADL) WHO 
HAVE FULFILLED THEIR MINIMUM SERVICE REQUIREMENT (MSR) FROM 
COMMISSIONING AND COMPLETED SIX YEARS COMMISSIONED SERVICE.  OFFICERS 
MUST AGREE TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY AS INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS FOR A 
PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS.
A.  INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS WILL RECEIVE PAYMENT OF $20,000 FOR THE FIRST 
YEAR OF A FIVE YEAR AGREEMENT AND $5,000 PER YEAR FOR THE REMAINING 
FOUR YEARS.
B.  FOR INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION IN FY07, THIS PROGRAM WILL TARGET 
OFFICERS IN YEAR GROUPS 1999, 2000, AND 2001.
3.  QUOTA LIMITATIONS, COMMANDING OFFICER S (CO S) ENDORSEMENT, AND 
PROGRAM DELEGATION:
    A.  ANNUAL CSRB CONTRACT QUOTAS WILL BE ALLOCATED BY YEAR GROUP, 
BASED ON LIEUTENANT COMMANDER REQUIREMENTS FOR THE INTELLIGENCE OFFICER 
COMMUNITY.
    B.  CO S SHALL ENCOURAGE QUALIFIED OFFICERS TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS 
FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB AND MUST ENDORSE ALL REQUESTS IN WRITING.  
COMMANDS MUST ENSURE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCURATE AND VERIFY APPLICANTS 
MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND HAVE NO PENDING ACTIONS WHICH MAY 
RENDER AN APPLICANT INELIGIBLE FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB.
APPLICATION DELAYS INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD THAT COMMUNITY QUOTAS WILL 
BE FILLED BEFORE AN OFFICER S APPLICATION IS RECEIVED.
    C.  OPNAV (N13I/N27) IS DESIGNATED AS THE INTELLIGENCE CSRB PROGRAM 
MANAGER AND IS DELEGATED THE AUTHORITY TO:  EVALUATE THE ELIGIBILITY OF 
INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS APPLYING FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB; ACCEPT 
INTELLIGENCE OFFICER AGREEMENTS TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR THE STATED 
PERIOD IN EXCHANGE FOR AN INTELLIGENCE CSRB; AND ADMINISTER THE 
INTELLIGENCE CSRB PROGRAM PER APPLICABLE LAWS, DOD DIRECTIVES, DOD 
INSTRUCTIONS, AND THIS NAVADMIN.
4.  ELIGIBILITY.  APPLICANTS MUST BE NAVAL INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS ON THE 
ADL AND MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
    A.  QUALIFIED AND SERVING AS AN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER (DESIGNATOR
163X) ON THE ACTIVE DUTY LIST;
    B.  FREE OF ACTIVE OBLIGATED SERVICE INCURRED THROUGH ORIGINAL 
COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS;
    C.  PERMANENTLY APPOINTED TO THE GRADE OF LIEUTENANT;
    D.  MEDICALLY AND PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED FOR ASSIGNMENT TO SEA OR 
FIELD DUTY;
    E.  ABLE TO COMPLETE THE CSRB CONTRACT WITHOUT EXCEEDING 25 YEARS 
OF ACTIVE SERVICE;
    F.  ABLE TO COMPLETE THE FULL PERIOD OF INTELLIGENCE CSRB 
OBLIGATION IN AN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER COMMUNITY CAREER FIELD ASSIGNMENT, 
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO MAINTENANCE OF SCI SECURITY CLEARANCE 
ELIGIBILITY.  APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB ARE 
CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS AND REQUIRE INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS TO FULFILL THE 
FULL TERM OF THE STATED SERVICE OBLIGATION; AND
    G.  HAVE THE COMMANDING OFFICER S FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION FOR 
RECEIPT OF INTELLIGENCE CSRB.
5.  APPLICATION PROCESS.
    A.  ELIGIBLE OFFICERS MAY APPLY FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB VIA THEIR 
COMMANDING OFFICER.  SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:
        OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS
        INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT DIVISION
        OPNAV (N13I/N27)
        2000 PENTAGON NAVY
        WASHINGTON, DC  20350-2000
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MANAGER WILL REVIEW ALL INTELLIGENCE CSRB 
APPLICATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION OF AWARDING OF CSRB CONTRACT.
    B.  SAMPLE APPLICATION FORMAT FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB FOLLOWS:
**************************BEGIN FORMAT***************************
                                                             7220
                                                             DATE
FROM:  (ELIGIBLE OFFICER, USN, SSN/DESIG)
TO:    INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT (OPNAV N13I/N27)
VIA:   (CHAIN OF COMMAND)
SUBJ:  REQUEST FOR FY-0X INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS
       RETENTION BONUS (INTELLIGENCE CSRB)
REF:   (A) 37 U.S.C. 323
       (B) NAVADMIN XXX/07 INTELLIGENCE CSRB PROGRAM 1.  I HAVE READ 
AND UNDERSTAND THE PROVISIONS OF REFERENCES (A) AND
(B) INCLUDING ALL PROVISIONS RELATING TO TERMINATION OF PAYMENTS TO BE 
MADE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH RECOUPMENT 
BY THE GOVERNMENT OF SUMS PAID MAY BE REQUIRED, TO WHICH I AGREE.  I 
UNDERSTAND REFERENCES (A) AND (B) AUTHORIZE RECOUPMENT OF INTELLIGENCE 
CSRB IF I FAIL TO COMPLETE THE PERIOD OF SERVICE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS 
REQUEST AND AGREEMENT.  I HEREBY APPLY FOR THE INTELLIGENCE CSRB 
AUTHORIZED BY REFERENCES (A) AND (B).
2.  I AGREE TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY AS AN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER FOR 
FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT BY THE 
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.  I UNDERSTAND I AM NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RE-
DESIGNATION TO A NON-INTELLIGENCE DESIGNATOR (INCLUDING FULL TIME 
SUPPORT (FTS)) PRIOR TO COMPLETION OF MY INTELLIGENCE CSRB AGREEMENT.
 I ALSO UNDERSTAND MY ACCEPTED APPLICATION IS BINDING AND I WILL BE 
ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE $20,000 IN SPECIAL PAY FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF THIS 
AGREEMENT AND $5,000 PER YEAR IN SPECIAL PAY FOR THE REMAINING YEARS AS 
DESCRIBED IN REFERENCES (A) AND (B).
3.  ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING MY APPLICATION MAY BE DIRECTED TO:
DSN/COMM PHONE NUMBER:  (###) ###-####, OR E-MAIL ADDRESS:
                               (SIGNATURE)
                               TYPED NAME 
****************************END FORMAT***************************
    C.  SUBMISSION OF SIGNED ORIGINAL CONTRACTS AND CO ENDORSEMENTS ARE 
REQUIRED, BUT ADVANCE COPIES OF APPLICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB MAY 
BE FAXED TO INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT AT (703) 614-2198/ DSN 
224.
D.  GENERAL NOTES:
        (1) INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS IN YEAR GROUPS 1999, 2000, 2001 ARE 
ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS BY 01 JUN 2007 TO ENSURE 
CONSIDERATION WHILE THE FULL COMPLIMENT OF QUOTAS IS AVAILABLE.
        (2) SUBSEQUENT PROGRAM YEARS.  AFTER 1 OCT 2007, ONLY THOSE 
INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS APPROACHING THEIR SIXTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF 
COMMISSIONING WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB, FOR 
CONTRACT LENGTHS OF FIVE YEARS.
        (3) APPLICATIONS WILL BE HELD UNTIL PAYMENT ELIGIBILITY DATE.
        (4) APPLICATIONS WILL BE BINDING UPON THE DATE OF APPROVAL.
        (5) INTELLIGENCE CSRB AGREEMENTS WILL BE EFFECTIVE THE DATE THE 
APPLICATION IS APPROVED, OR AS SOON AS THE OFFICER COMPLETES THEIR MSR 
(WHICHEVER IS LATER), AT WHICH TIME THE AMOUNT OF THE BONUS BECOMES 
FIXED.  OFFICERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE CSRB INSTALLMENTS 
BEGINNING ON THEIR SIXTH, SEVENTH OR EIGHTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF 
COMMISSIONING.  ALL CONTRACTS TERMINATE AFTER COMPLETION OF THE YEARS 
OF OBLIGATED SERVICE INCURRED BY ACCEPTANCE OF THE SPECIFIC 
INTELLIGENCE CSRB AGREEMENT, BUT NO EARLIER THAN THE ELEVENTH YEAR OF 
COMMISSIONED SERVICE (YCS).
        (6) INTELLIGENCE CSRB AGREEMENT OBLIGATIONS WILL RUN 
CONCURRENTLY WITH ANY OBLIGATED SERVICE THE OFFICER HAS INCURRED (OTHER 
THAN OBLIGATION REMAINING FROM THE OFFICER S ORIGINAL COMMISSIONING 
PROGRAM).
6.  PAYMENT.  THE FIRST BONUS INSTALLMENT IS PAYABLE ON THE FIRST DAY 
OF THE MONTH FOLLOWING THE ANNIVERSARY DATE OF COMMISSIONING.  FOR 
INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION IN FY07, THIS WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF YCS SEVEN, 
EIGHT, OR NINE; OR THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH FOLLOWING APPROVAL OF THE 
APPLICATION IF THE COMMISSIONING ANNIVERSARY FOR FY07 HAS ALREADY 
PASSED.  FOR SUBSEQUENT PROGRAM YEARS, THIS WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF 
YCS SEVEN.  REMAINING INSTALLMENTS ARE PAYABLE ON THE SUBSEQUENT 
ANNIVERSARIES OF COMMISSIONING.  PAYMENT SCHEMES FOR APPROVED CONTRACTS:
YEAR            ANNUAL PAYMENT
ONE                $20,000
TWO                $5,000
THREE              $5,000
FOUR               $5,000
FIVE               $5,000
7.  RECOUPMENT AND REPAYMENT POLICY.
    A.  INTELLIGENCE CSRB PAYMENTS WILL STOP FOR OFFICERS WHO BECOME 
INELIGIBLE FOR THIS INCENTIVE OR WHO VOLUNTARILY OR BY THEIR OWN 
MISCONDUCT FAIL TO COMPLETE THE FULL PERIOD OF ADDITIONAL OBLIGATED 
SERVICE.  OFFICERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO REPAY THE UNITED STATES THE 
PERCENTAGE OF THE BONUS REPRESENTING THE UNEXPIRED PORTION OF THE 
OBLIGATED SERVICE UNDER THE INTELLIGENCE CSRB.  SITUATIONS REQUIRING 
RECOUPMENT INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
        (1) APPROVED REQUEST FOR VOLUNTARY RELEASE FROM WRITTEN 
AGREEMENT IF, DUE TO UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES, IT IS DETERMINED BY OPNAV 
(N13I/N27) SUCH RELEASE WOULD BE CLEARLY IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF BOTH 
THE NAVY AND OFFICER CONCERNED;
        (2) APPROVED VOLUNTARY REQUEST FOR RELIEF FROM AN ASSIGNMENT;
        (3) FAILURE TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED SCI SECURITY CLEARANCE 
ELIGIBILITY;
        (4) REFUSAL TO ACCEPT ORDERS TO AN INTELLIGENCE OFFICER BILLET 
COMMENSURATE WITH THE OFFICER S GRADE AND CAREER PROGRESSION;
        (5) DISABILITY RESULTING FROM MISCONDUCT, WILLFUL NEGLECT, OR 
INCURRED DURING A PERIOD OF UNAUTHORIZED ABSENCE;
        (6) SEPARATION FOR CAUSE, INCLUDING MISCONDUCT;
        (7) APPROVED DETACHMENT FOR CAUSE; AND
        (8) SEPARATION BY REASON OF WEIGHT CONTROL AND/OR PHYSICAL 
READINESS TEST FAILURE.
    B.  IF AN OFFICER BECOMES INELIGIBLE FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB FOR ANY 
OF THE REASONS BELOW, PAYMENTS WILL STOP, BUT RECOUPMENT OF PAYMENTS 
ALREADY RECEIVED WILL NOT BE REQUIRED:
        (1)  DISABILITY, INJURY, OR ILLNESS NOT THE RESULT OF 
MISCONDUCT OR WILLFUL NEGLECT, OR NOT INCURRED DURING A PERIOD OF 
UNAUTHORIZED ABSENCE.
        (2)  SEPARATION FROM NAVAL SERVICE BY OPERATION OF LAWS OR 
REGULATIONS INDEPENDENT OF MISCONDUCT.
        (3)  DEATH (SEE PARAGRAPH 7C BELOW).
        (4)  WHERE SECNAV DETERMINES REPAYMENT WOULD BE AGAINST EQUITY 
AND GOOD CONSCIENCE, OR WOULD BE CONTRARY TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE 
UNITED STATES.
    C.  FOR OFFICERS WHO DIE WHILE SERVING UNDER AN INTELLIGENCE CSRB 
SERVICE AGREEMENT, THE REMAINING INTELLIGENCE CSRB BALANCE WILL BE PAID 
AS A LUMP SUM AS PART OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THE OFFICER S FINAL MILITARY 
PAY ACCOUNT.
8.  LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION FROM INTELLIGENCE.  OFFICERS 
RECEIVING INTELLIGENCE CSRB ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TRANSFER FROM THE 
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TO ANOTHER UNRESTRICTED LINE OR RESTRICTED LINE 
COMMUNITY (INCLUDING FTS) UNTIL THE ENTIRE OBLIGATED SERVICE INCURRED 
UNDER THE SPECIFIC INTELLIGENCE CSRB CONTRACT IS COMPLETED.
HOWEVER, AN OFFICER MAY APPLY AND BE ACCEPTED FOR LATERAL TRANSFER WHEN 
WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS OF FULFILLING THE CSRB CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS.  
LATERAL TRANSFER WILL NOT TAKE EFFECT UNTIL COMPLETION OF THE CSRB 
CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION.
9.  ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE, INFORMATION AND UPDATES REGARDING THE 
INTELLIGENCE CSRB PROGRAM ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BUPERS WEBSITE:
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/OFFICER/PERS44/INTELLIGENCE.
10.  POC:
- CDR HORRELL, INTELLIGENCE OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER,
(703) 693-2823/DSN 223.
11.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.// 
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