FY-08 AVIATION CAREER CONTINUATION PAY (ACCP)

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R 150031Z DEC 07
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NAVADMIN 343/07
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SUBJ/FY-08 AVIATION CAREER CONTINUATION PAY (ACCP)// 


RMKS/1.  A VITAL PART OF DEVELOPING A TOTAL FORCE STRATEGY AND 
MAINTAINING COMBAT READINESS IS TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE INCENTIVES TO 
RETAIN SKILLED PERSONNEL FOR CRITICAL NAVAL AVIATION ENTERPRISE BILLETS.  
THE AVIATION CAREER CONTINUATION PAY (ACCP) PROGRAM PROVIDES SELECTED 
BONUSES AS AN INCENTIVE TO ELIGIBLE PILOTS AND NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS 
THROUGH DEPARTMENT HEAD, SEA DUTY AND COMMAND BILLETS.
2.  THE FY-08 ACCP PROGRAM IS IDENTICAL IN SCOPE AND EXECUTION TO THE 
FY-07 PROGRAM WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:
    A.  ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AVIATION COMMAND BONUS IS EXPANDED TO 
INCLUDE AEROSPACE ENGINEERING DUTY OFFICERS (AEDO) (1510
DESIGNATORS) THAT ARE SELECTED ON THE AVIATION COMMAND SCREEN BOARD FOR 
COMMANDER COMMAND BILLETS OR ON THE AVIATION MAJOR COMMAND SCREEN BOARD 
FOR MAJOR COMMAND BONUS-ELIGIBLE BILLETS.
    B.  THE ASTRONAUT BONUS IS NO LONGER OFFERED.
    C.  AVIATORS UNDER ACCP CONTRACT THAT DECLINE CONSIDERATION OF THE 
AVIATION DEPARTMENT HEAD SELECTION BOARD ARE REQUIRED TO REPAY ALL 
BONUS PAYMENTS RECEIVED TO DATE OF NOTIFICATION. 
3.  THE FY-08 ACCP PROGRAM CONTINUES THE TIERED BONUS SYSTEM OF 
PREVIOUS YEARS THAT IS TIED DIRECTLY TO FORCE STRUCTURE AND TARGETS 
INITIAL ELIGIBLE AVIATORS, SEA DUTY AND COMMAND BILLETS.  
ANNUAL RATES ARE 15,000 DOLLARS FOR SHORT-TERM BONUSES AND 25,000 
DOLLARS FOR LONG-TERM BONUSES.  A 50 PERCENT LUMP SUM IS OFFERED TO 
QUALIFYING LONG-TERM CONTRACTS AND PAID FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL AVIATION 
DEPARTMENT HEAD SCREEN.  IN ADDITION, THE
FY-08 PROGRAM CONTINUES TO AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT OF FIVE-YEAR CONTRACTS 
ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THE COMPLETION OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATION.  
LONG-TERM APPLICANTS ARE ELIGIBLE IF THEIR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE 
OBLIGATION EXPIRES IN FY-08 OR FY-09.  
PAYMENT WILL BEGIN WHEN THE OFFICER IS WITHIN ONE YEAR OF COMPLETION OF 
THE ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATION.
4.  FY-08 ACCP APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO 26 SEP 08.
5.  FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS, ELIGIBILITY, ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND 
APPLICATION LETTER FORMAT VISIT THE AVIATION OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER 
WEBSITE AT WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/OFFICER/AVIATION/OCM/ACCP/. 
6.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- MR. PAUL BOUNDY AT (901) 874-3947/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
PAUL.BOUNDY(AT)NAVY.MIL
- MS. MELINDA WEEDEN AT (901) 874-3964/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
MELINDA.WEEDEN(AT)NAVY.MIL 7.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., 
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