FY-09 INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS PROGRAM

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SUBJ/FY-09 INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS 
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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FY-09 INTELLIGENCE OFFICER 
CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS (CSRB) FOR QUALIFIED INTELLIGENCE 
OFFICERS, AND SUPERSEDES NAVADMIN 226/07.  THIS IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF 
THE NAVY'S OVERARCHING EFFORT TO SIZE, SHAPE, AND STABILIZE THE FORCE 
WHILE ENCOURAGING SAILORS TO STAY NAVY TO MEET CURRENT AND FUTURE 
PERSONNEL READINESS REQUIREMENTS.
2.  THE INTELLIGENCE CSRB IS TARGETED TO SPECIAL DUTY INTELLIGENCE 
OFFICERS (DESIGNATOR 163X) PERMANENTLY APPOINTED TO THE RANK OF 
LIEUTENANT, SERVING ON THE ACTIVE DUTY LIST (ADL), WHO HAVE FULFILLED 
THEIR MINIMUM SERVICE REQUIREMENT (MSR) FROM COMMISSIONING AND 
COMPLETED AT LEAST SIX YEARS COMMISSIONED SERVICE (YCS).  OFFICERS WHO 
AGREE TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY AS INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS FOR A MINIMUM 
PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS WILL RECEIVE 40,000 DOLLARS IN CSRB.
    A.  QUALIFIED INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS WILL RECEIVE A PAYMENT OF 
20,000 DOLLARS FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF A FIVE-YEAR INTELLIGENCE CSRB 
CONTRACT AND 5,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR THE REMAINING FOUR YEARS.
    B.  FOR FY-09, THIS PROGRAM WILL TARGET OFFICERS IN YEAR GROUP 2003.
    C.  NO CONTRACTS ARE AVAILABLE THIS FISCAL YEAR TO PREVIOUSLY 
TARGETED YEAR GROUPS.
3.  QUOTA LIMITATIONS, COMMANDING OFFICERS (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.  COMMANDING OFFICERS SHALL ENCOURAGE QUALIFIED INTELLIGENCE 
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 
THE INTELLIGENCE CSRB.  APPLICATION DELAYS INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD 
COMMUNITY QUOTAS WILL BE FILLED BEFORE AN OFFICER'S APPLICATION IS 
RECEIVED.
    C.  INTELLIGENCE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL DIVISION (OPNAV 
N21/N131I) IS DESIGNATED AS THE INTELLIGENCE CSRB PROGRAM MANAGER AND 
IS DELEGATED THE AUTHORITY TO:
        (1) EVALUATE THE ELIGIBILITY OF INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS APPLYING 
FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB;
        (2) ACCEPT INTELLIGENCE OFFICER AGREEMENTS TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE 
DUTY FOR THE STATED PERIOD IN EXCHANGE FOR AN INTELLIGENCE CSRB; AND
        (3) ADMINISTER THE INTELLIGENCE CSRB PROGRAM PER APPLICABLE 
LAWS, DOD DIRECTIVES/INSTRUCTIONS, AND THIS NAVADMIN.
4.  ELIGIBILITY.  APPLICANTS MUST BE NAVAL INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS AND 
MEET THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY 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 MAINTAINING AN SCI SECURITY CLEARANCE.  
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 MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL DIVISION
   OPNAV N21/N131I
   2000 NAVY PENTAGON (ROOM 4E383)
   WASHINGTON, DC 20350-2000
THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MANAGER WILL REVIEW ALL INTELLIGENCE CSRB 
APPLICATIONS FOR CONSIDERATION OF AWARDING OF A CSRB CONTRACT.
    B.  SAMPLE APPLICATION FORMAT FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB FOLLOWS:

                                                             7220
                                                             DATE

FROM:  (ELIGIBLE OFFICER, USN, SSN/DESIG)
TO:    INTELLIGENCE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL DIVISION (OPNAV 
N21/N131I)
VIA:   (CHAIN OF COMMAND)

SUBJ:  REQUEST FOR FY-09 INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS
       RETENTION BONUS (INTELLIGENCE CSRB)

REF:   (A) 37 U.S.C. 323
       (B) NAVADMIN XXX/08 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 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 DOLLARS IN SPECIAL 
PAY FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF THIS AGREEMENT AND 5,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR IN 
SPECIAL PAY FOR EACH OF THE REMAINING FOUR YEARS AS DESCRIBED IN 
REFERENCES (A) AND (B).
3.  ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING MY APPLICATION MAY BE DIRECTED TO:
DSN/COMM PHONE NUMBER:
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
                               (SIGNATURE)
                               TYPED NAME 

    C.  SUBMISSION OF SIGNED ORIGINAL CONTRACTS AND CO ENDORSEMENTS ARE 
REQUIRED, BUT ADVANCE COPIES OF APPLICATIONS FOR INTELLIGENCE CSRB AND 
CO ENDORSEMENT MAY BE SUBMITTED TO INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT BY 
E-MAIL (PREFERRED METHOD; INCLUDE SCANNED COPIES WITH SIGNATURES) TO 
LCDR LAUBAUGH AT JEFFERY.LAUBAUGH(AT)NAVY.MIL AND CDR HIMES AT 
SUZANNE.HIMES(AT)NAVY.MIL.  
ALTERNATIVELY, THEY MAY BE FAXED TO (703) 614-2198/DSN 224.  IF YOU FAX 
YOUR APPLICATION, PLEASE FOLLOW UP WITH A PHONE CALL TO THE POCS 
(LISTED IN PARA 10) TO CONFIRM RECEIPT.
    D.  GENERAL NOTES:
        (1) INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS IN YEAR GROUP 2003 SHOULD SUBMIT 
THEIR APPLICATIONS BY 15 DECEMBER 2008 TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION WHILE 
THE FULL COMPLEMENT OF QUOTAS IS AVAILABLE.  APPLICATIONS WILL BE 
ACCEPTED BEYOND 15 DECEMBER 2008 UNTIL THE AVAILABLE CONTRACTS ARE 
EXHAUSTED.  
        (2) SUBSEQUENT PROGRAM YEARS.  IN EACH YEAR, AS LONG AS THE 
PROGRAM FUNDING CONTINUES, OFFICERS APPROACHING THE SIXTH 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 HIS/HER 
MINIMUM SERVICE REQUIREMENT, WHICHEVER IS LATER, AT WHICH TIME THE 
AMOUNT OF THE BONUS BECOMES FIXED.  OFFICERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO 
RECEIVE CSRB INSTALLMENTS BEGINNING ON THE SIXTH 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 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 OF COMMISSIONING.  (NOTE: 
ALTHOUGH THE PAYMENT IS ISSUED ON THE FIRST OF THE MONTH, IT CAN TAKE 
UP TO 7 BUSINESS DAYS FOR THE OFFICER TO RECEIVE PAYMENT.)  FOR THE 
PRIMARY TARGET YG 2003 OFFICERS IN FY-09, THIS WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF 
YCS SEVEN.  FOR SUBSEQUENT PROGRAM YEARS, THE EXPECTATION IS 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 DOLLARS
TWO                 5,000 DOLLARS
THREE               5,000 DOLLARS
FOUR                5,000 DOLLARS
FIVE                5,000 DOLLARS
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 
(N21/N131I) 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 OFFICERS 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, NO FURTHER PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE, 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 PARA 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, RESTRICTED LINE OR 
STAFF CORPS COMMUNITY UNTIL THE ENTIRE OBLIGATED SERVICE INCURRED UNDER 
THE SPECIFIC INTELLIGENCE CSRB CONTRACT IS COMPLETED.  AN OFFICER MAY 
APPLY AND BE ACCEPTED FOR LATERAL TRANSFER WHEN WITHIN 12 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 IS AVAILABLE AT THE BUPERS WEBSITE:
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/OFFICER/INTELLIGENCE_INFORMATION.
10.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- CDR SUE HIMES, INTELLIGENCE MILITARY POLICY DIVISION, AT (703) 693-
2823/DSN
223 OR EMAIL AT SUZANNE.HIMES(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- LCDR JEFFERY LAUBAUGH, INTELLIGENCE OFFICER POLICY, AT (703) 614-
5512/DSN 224 OR EMAIL AT JEFFERY.LAUBAUGH(AT)NAVY.MIL.
11.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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