FY-10 SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS BONUS PROGRAMS

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NAVADMIN 084/10
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SUBJ/FY-10 SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS BONUS PROGRAMS// 


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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 012/06 ANNOUNCING NAVY'S JUNIOR SURFACE 
WARFARE OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS (CSRB) PROGRAM.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 326/02 ANNOUNCING NAVY'S SURFACE WARFARE 
OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS (SWOCS) BONUS PROGRAM.  REF C IS NAVADMIN 
259/04 ANNOUNCING NAVY'S SENIOR SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER CRITICAL 
SKILLS RETENTION BONUS (CSRB) PROGRAM.
RMKS/1.  A VITAL PART OF DEVELOPING OUR TOTAL FORCE STRATEGY AND 
MAINTAINING COMBAT READINESS IS TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE INCENTIVES 
TO RETAIN SKILLED PERSONNEL FOR CRITICAL SURFACE WARFARE ENTERPRISE 
BILLETS. THE SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER (SWO) CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION 
BONUS (CSRB) PROGRAM PROVIDES SELECTED BONUSES AT INTEGRAL 
DECISION POINTS ALONG THE SURFACE CAREER PATH FOR DEPARTMENT HEAD 
THROUGH SENIOR COMMAND LEVEL BILLETS.
2.  DUE TO OUR POSITIVE CURRENT RETENTION LEVELS, THE CSRB PROGRAM 
FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) AND FULL TIME SUPPORT (FTS) WILL ADHERE TO
REFS A THROUGH C WITH THE FOLLOWING ADJUSTMENTS:
    A.  JUNIOR SWO CSRB IS 25,000 DOLLARS AND REMAINS UNCHANGED.
    B.  SWOCS IS 46,000 DOLLARS FOR A THREE-YEAR OBLIGATION.  NO 
SINGLE-YEAR CONTRACTS WILL BE OFFERED.  THOSE OFFICERS CURRENTLY 
UNDER A SINGLE-YEAR CONTRACT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR FURTHER SWOCS 
PAYMENTS BEYOND THE EXISTING CONTRACT EXPIRATION.  THE CSRB MAY NOT 
BE PAID TO A MEMBER WHO HAS COMPLETED 25 YEARS OR MORE OF ACTIVE 
SERVICE OR WHO WILL COMPLETE 25 YEARS OF ACTIVE DUTY BEFORE THE END OF 
THE PERIOD FOR WHICH THE CSRB IS BEING OFFERED.  PRIOR ENLISTED
OFFICERS WHO FALL UNDER THIS RESTRICTION ARE ELIGIBLE TO OBLIGATE FOR 
THEIR QUALIFYING YEARS.
    C.  SENIOR SWO CSRB FOR O-5 QUALIFYING BILLETS IS REDUCED FROM 
15,000 DOLLARS/YR TO 12,000 DOLLARS/YR FOR DURATION OF AGREEMENT.
    D.  SENIOR SWO CSRB FOR O-6 QUALIFYING BILLETS IS REDUCED FROM 
20,000 DOLLARS/YR TO 10,000 DOLLARS/YR FOR DURATION OF AGREEMENT.
3.  ALL PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED PAYMENT SCHEDULES REMAIN IN EFFECT 
WITH THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:
    A.  ELIGIBLE O-4, UPON ACCEPTING A THREE-YEAR OBLIGATION, 
WILL RECEIVE AN INITIAL AMOUNT OF 22,000 DOLLARS AT THEIR SECOND 
ANNIVERSARY OF PROMOTION AND 12,000 DOLLARS ON THE THIRD AND 
FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR DATE OF RANK, WHILE QUALIFIED.  
SINGLE-YEAR AGREEMENTS WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERED.  PRIOR ENLISTED 
O-4'S WHO WILL REACH THE 25 YEARS OF SERVICE RESTRICTION WITHIN THE 
THREE-YEAR OBLIGATION PERIOD, MAY OBLIGATE SERVICE FOR THEIR 
QUALIFYING YEARS AND WILL RECEIVE AN INITIAL AMOUNT OF 22,000 DOLLARS 
AT THEIR SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF PROMOTION AND MAY RECEIVE A THIRD 
ANNIVERSARY AMOUNT OF 12,000 DOLLARS IF ELIGIBLE.  NO OFFICER IS 
ELIGIBLE TO OBLIGATE INTO OR BE PAID PAST THEIR 25TH YEAR OF SERVICE.
    B.  ELIGIBLE SENIOR SWOS ACCEPTING A QUALIFIED BILLET WILL BE 
ELIGIBLE FROM THEIR DATE OF REPORT FOR A LUMP SUM PAYMENT EQUAL TO 
12 MONTHLY PAYMENTS TOTALING 12,000 DOLLARS FOR O-5 AND 10,000 
DOLLARS FOR O-6 LEVEL BILLETS.  AS OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY, THE 
REMAINING BONUS PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE MONTHLY FOR THE DURATION OF 
THE BILLET ASSIGNMENT, WHILE QUALIFIED.
4.  ALL CHANGES TO THE CSRB PROGRAM ARE EFFECTIVE AS OF THE 
RELEASE OF THIS NAVADMIN AND APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS 
DATE WILL BE PROCESSED IAW THIS NAVADMIN.  APPLICATIONS FOR OFFICERS 
WHO HAVE REPORTED TO AN APPROVED BILLET PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF THIS 
NAVADMIN ARE UNAFFECTED BY THESE CHANGES. 
5.  SWOCP IS NOT A CSRB AND REMAINS UNAFFECTED BY THIS NAVADMIN.
6.  IN ADDITION TO THE BONUS ADJUSTMENTS SPECIFIED IN THIS NAVADMIN, 
WE WILL REVIEW THE POTENTIAL FOR TYING SENIOR SWO CSRB TO YEARS OF
 COMMISSIONED SERVICE VICE INDIVIDUAL BILLETS.  FURTHER ADJUSTMENTS 
TO THE PROGRAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A FUTURE NAVADMIN.
7.  FOR ADDITIONAL, SPECIFIC DETAILS ON ELIGIBILITY, ADMINISTRATIVE 
PROCEDURES AND APPLICATION LETTER FORMAT VISIT THE SURFACE WARFARE 
OFFICER COMMUNITY WEBSITE AT WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/OFFICER/SURFACEWARFARE/. 
8.  POINT OF CONTACT:  CAPT ROBERT TORTORA AT (901) 874-3173 OR EMAIL
AT ROB.TORTORA(AT)NAVY.MIL.
9.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
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