RECRUITING INCENTIVES FOR SELECTED RESERVE OFFICERS

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SUBJ/RECRUITING INCENTIVES FOR SELECTED RESERVE OFFICERS//



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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 129/09, RECRUITING INCENTIVES FOR SELECTED 
RESERVE OFFICER PERSONNEL.  REF B IS ALNAVRESFOR 27/00, INTERIM 
GUIDANCE FOR MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVAL RESERVE OFFICER 
INCENTIVE PROGRAMS.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES RECRUITING INCENTIVES FOR SELECTED 
RESERVE (SELRES) OFFICER PERSONNEL.  SUPERSEDES REF A AND PROVIDES THE 
CURRENT LISTING OF ELIGIBLE SPECIALTIES FOR SELRES OFFICER INCENTIVE 
PROGRAMS.

2.  TO ENSURE OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS TODAY AND INTO THE FUTURE, OUR 
NAVY MUST ATTRACT THE HIGHEST QUALITY OFFICERS POSSIBLE.  A VIGOROUS 
RECRUITING PLAN REQUIRES FLEXIBLE TOOLS TO ENSURE WE ARE RECRUITING THE 
CORRECT NUMBER OF OFFICERS WITH THE RIGHT SKILLS TO OPTIMIZE OUR 
WARFIGHTING CAPABILITY.

3.  THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS IDENTIFY EACH OFFICER INCENTIVE PROGRAM.
THE SELECTED RESERVE OFFICER BONUSES/INCENTIVE PROGRAMS AND DESIGNATED 
ELIGIBLE SPECIALTIES FOR EACH PROGRAM ARE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND 
REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUPERSEDED.

4.  OFFICER AFFILIATION BONUS
    A.  THIS INCENTIVE IS FOR NAVY VETERAN (NAVET) AND OTHER SERVICE 
VETERAN (OSVET) PRIOR SERVICE MEMBERS ONLY.
    B.  DIRECT COMMISSION OFFICERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS INCENTIVE.
(SEE OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS BELOW IN PARA 5)
    C.  ELIGIBLE DESIGNATORS AND PAYGRADE RESTRICTIONS
1115 - LCDR AND LT ONLY
1125 - LCDR AND LT ONLY
1135 - CDR AND BELOW
1145 - LCDR AND LT ONLY
1315 - LCDR AND LT ONLY
1325 - LT ONLY
1445 - LCDR ONLY
1605 - LCDR AND LT ONLY
1635 - LCDR ONLY
2105 - CDR, LCDR AND LT ONLY
2205 - LCDR AND LT ONLY
2305 - LCDR AND BELOW
2905 - LCDR AND BELOW
3105 - LCDR AND LT ONLY
4105 - LT AND BELOW
5105 - LCDR AND LT ONLY
     D.  BONUS AMOUNT:  10,000 DOLLARS LUMP SUM FOR ALL DESIGNATORS AND 
PAYGRADES LISTED IN THE PREVIOUS PARAGRAPH EXCEPT FOR, 1445 - LCDR ONLY, 
AND 1325 - LT ONLY.  THE BONUS AMOUNT FOR THESE DESIGNATORS AND 
PAYGRADES IS 6,000 DOLLARS LUMP SUM.
    E.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
        (1) MUST HAVE NO CURRENT CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS TO SERVE IN 
THE SELECTED RESERVE.
        (2) MUST HAVE SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED ANY REQUIRED ACTIVE DUTY 
OBLIGATED SERVICE AND HAVE NOT SERVED IN THE SELECTED RESERVE OF THE 
NAVY RESERVE AT ANY TIME IN THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS.
        (3) MUST AFFILIATE IN THE DRILLING RESERVE IN AN INACTIVE DUTY 
TRAINING (IDT) PAY STATUS FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS AND SERVE 
SATISFACTORILY FOR EACH YEAR OF THIS OBLIGATION.  FAILURE TO 
SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE THE REQUIRED OBLIGATED PERIOD WILL RESULT IN 
BONUS ELIGIBILITY TERMINATION AND A PRO-RATED RECOUPMENT OF MONIES 
RECEIVED.
        (4) A MEMBER WHO QUALIFIES FOR AND ELECTS EITHER OF THE 
CRITICAL WARTIME SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE INCENTIVES CONTAINED IN 
PARAGRAPHS 7, 8, OR 9 BELOW WILL NOT RECEIVE AN AFFILIATION BONUS.

5.  OFFICER ACCESSION BONUS
    A.  THIS INCENTIVE IS FOR MEMBERS COMMISSIONING FOR THE FIRST TIME 
IN THE ARMED FORCES, AS A DIRECT COMMISSION OFFICER (DCO) IN SPECIFIC 
NURSE CORPS 2905 SUBSPECIALTIES ONLY.
    B.  ELIGIBLE SUBSPECIALTIES (SSP) AND PAYGRADE RESTRICTIONS SSP 
1910 - LCDR AND BELOW SSP 1920 - LCDR AND BELOW SSP 1960 - LT AND BELOW 
SSP 1964 - LCDR AND BELOW
    C.  BONUS AMOUNT:  10,000 DOLLARS LUMP SUM.
    D.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
       (1) BE A GRADUATE OF AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL OF NURSING PROGRAM, OR 
AN ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN A SUBSPECIALTY LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 
5.B.
       (2) BE QUALIFIED AND APPLYING FOR AN APPOINTMENT AS A 
COMMISSIONED OFFICER WITH A DESIGNATION AS NURSE CORPS OFFICER IN THE 
SELECTED RESERVE.
       (3) MUST POSSESS A CURRENT VALID AND UNRESTRICTED HEALTH 
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION AND SUCH ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS 
AND PRIVILEGES AS REQUIRED TO PERFORM DUTIES IN THE SPECIALTY FOR WHICH 
THIS INCENTIVE IS AUTHORIZED.
       (4) MUST AFFILIATE IN THE DRILLING RESERVE IN AN INACTIVE DUTY 
TRAINING (IDT) PAY STATUS FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS AND SERVE 
SATISFACTORILY FOR EACH YEAR OF THIS OBLIGATION.  FAILURE TO 
SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE THE REQUIRED OBLIGATED PERIOD WILL RESULT IN 
BONUS ELIGIBILITY TERMINATION AND A PRO-RATED RECOUPMENT OF MONIES 
RECEIVED.
       (5) A MEMBER WHO QUALIFIES FOR AND ELECTS EITHER OF THE CRITICAL 
WARTIME SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE INCENTIVES CONTAINED IN PARAGRAPHS 7, 8, 
OR 9 BELOW WILL NOT RECEIVE AN ACCESSION BONUS.

6.  HEALTHCARE PROFESSION SPECIALTIES WHICH THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF 
DEFENSE (HEALTH AFFAIRS) HAS DETERMINED CRITICAL TO MEETING WARTIME 
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SKILL SHORTAGES ARE REFERRED TO AS CRITICAL WARTIME 
SPECIALTIES (CWS).  THE FOLLOWING LISTING OF CWS DESIGNATORS AND 
SUBSPECIALTIES ARE GERMANE TO EACH INCENTIVE PROGRAM IN PARAGRAPHS 7, 8 
AND 9 BELOW.
2105 - SSP 15B0, 15C0, 15H0, 16P, AND 16X - CDR, LCDR AND LT ONLY
2105 - SSP 16R1 WITH AQD SPECIFIC 6RG, 6RP, AND 62C - CDR, LCDR AND LT 
ONLY
2205 - SSP 1750 - CDR, LCDR AND LT ONLY
2305 - SSP 1840, 1860, AND 1893 - CDR AND BELOW
2905 - SSP 1930, 1950, 1972, AND 1973 - CDR AND BELOW

7.  LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (LRP)
    A.  PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 50,000 DOLLARS TOTAL 
(MAXIMUM OF 20,000 DOLLARS IN ANY SINGLE YEAR) TOWARD OUTSTANDING LOANS 
USED TO OBTAIN CERTIFICATION IN A CWS.  LOANS MUST BE AT LEAST ONE YEAR 
OLD AND CANNOT BE IN DEFAULT.
    B.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
        (1) MUST POSSESS PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, OR HAVE COMPLETED 
AT LEAST TWO YEARS OF RESIDENCY IN A CWS.
        (2) MUST POSSESS A CURRENT, VALID, UNRESTRICTED HEALTH 
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION AND SUCH ADDITIONAL MEDICAL 
PRIVILEGES AS ARE REQUIRED TO PRACTICE AS A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL IN THE 
CWS FOR WHICH LOAN REPAYMENT PARTICIPATION IS AUTHORIZED; OR HAVE 
COMPLETED AT LEAST TWO YEARS OF RESIDENCY IN THAT SPECIALTY.
        (3) MUST NOT CURRENTLY BE A MEMBER OF THE DRILLING RESERVE AND 
MUST NOT HAVE ANY CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT FOR ANY OTHER INCENTIVE PROGRAM 
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PARTICIPATION IN THE READY RESERVE HEALTHCARE 
PROFESSIONALS STIPEND PROGRAM (ANY SERVICE OBLIGATION INCURRED UNDER 
THIS PROGRAM WILL RUN CONSECUTIVELY AND NOT CONCURRENTLY WITH THE LRP).
        (4) SERVE SATISFACTORILY IN THE DRILLING RESERVE FOR EACH YEAR 
IN WHICH LOAN REPAYMENT IS MADE (LRP PAYMENTS ARE MADE AT THE END OF 
EACH SATISFACTORY YEAR OF SERVICE).

8.  SPECIAL PAY
    A.  SPECIAL PAY AMOUNTS:  25,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR MEDICAL CORPS 
OFFICERS, DENTAL CORPS OFFICERS AND NURSE ANESTHETISTS.
10,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS AND NURSE CORPS 
OFFICERS.
    B.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
        (1) GRADUATE OF AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, 
NURSING PROGRAM, OR AN ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN A SUBSPECIALTY 
LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 6.
        (2) HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED THIS INCENTIVE AND HAVE NO 
CURRENT MILITARY CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS FOR RECEIPT OF ANY OTHER 
INCENTIVE OR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE, OR ANY OTHER CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT 
TO SERVE IN THE DRILLING RESERVE.
        (3) AVAILABLE TO COMMISSIONED MEDICAL, DENTAL, MEDICAL SERVICE, 
OR NURSE CORPS OFFICERS AFFILIATING WITH A UNIT OR POSITION IN THE 
DRILLING RESERVE AND WHO HAVE FULFILLED THEIR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE 
OBLIGATION (IF ANY); OR BE QUALIFIED AND APPLYING FOR AN APPOINTMENT AS 
A COMMISSIONED OFFICER WITH A DESIGNATION AS A MEDICAL, DENTAL, MEDICAL 
SERVICE, OR NURSE CORPS OFFICER IN THE SELECTED RESERVE.
        (4) MUST POSSESS CURRENT VALID AND UNRESTRICTED HEALTH 
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S) AND SUCH ADDITIONAL 
CREDENTIALS AND PRIVILEGES AS REQUIRED TO PERFORM DUTIES IN THE 
CRITICAL SPECIALTY FOR WHICH SPECIAL PAY IS AUTHORIZED.  BE FULLY 
QUALIFIED IN A CWS FOR WHICH BONUS PROGRAM PARTICIPATION IS APPROVED.
        (5) HAVE NOT SERVED IN THE SELECTED RESERVE OF THE NAVY RESERVE 
AT ANY TIME IN THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS.
        (6) MUST SELECT EITHER A TWO OR THREE YEAR DRILLING RESERVE 
OBLIGATION AND MUST SERVE SATISFACTORILY FOR EACH YEAR IN WHICH 
PAYMENTS ARE MADE. FAILURE TO SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE THE REQUIRED 
OBLIGATED PERIOD WILL RESULT IN BONUS ELIGIBILITY TERMINATION AND A 
PRO-RATED RECOUPMENT OF MONIES RECEIVED.

9.  STIPEND PROGRAM
    A.  AVAILABLE TO MEDICAL, DENTAL, MEDICAL SERVICE, OR NURSE CORPS 
OFFICERS IN A MEDICAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM OR IN A POST BACCALAUREATE 
EDUCATION PROGRAM IN THE APPLICABLE NURSING OR MSC ALLIED HEALTH 
PROFESSION.  MEMBERS ARE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE A MONTHLY STIPEND PAYMENT 
FOR EACH MONTH OF THEIR TRAINING PROGRAM.
STIPEND PAYMENTS WILL CEASE UPON COMPLETION OR TERMINATION OF THE 
TRAINING PROGRAM.
    B.  STIPEND AMOUNT:  THE CURRENT MONTHLY AMOUNT IS 1,992 DOLLARS 
PER MONTH (MONTHLY AMOUNT INCREASES ANNUALLY ON 1 JULY).
    C.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
        (1) GRADUATE OF A MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR NURSING SCHOOL OR AN 
ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM LEADING TO A SUBSPECIALTY LISTED IN 
PARAGRAPH 6.
        (2) ELIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT, DESIGNATION, OR ASSIGNMENT AS A 
MEDICAL, DENTAL, MEDICAL SERVICE, OR NURSE CORPS OFFICER IN THE NAVY 
RESERVE (SHALL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR STIPEND PAYMENTS BEFORE HAVING BEEN 
APPOINTED, DESIGNATED OR ASSIGNED AS A MEDICAL, DENTAL, MEDICAL SERVICE, 
OR NURSE CORPS OFFICER).
        (3) ENROLLED, OR ACCEPTED FOR ENROLLMENT, IN A RESIDENCY 
PROGRAM DESIGNATED BY THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR HEALTH 
AFFAIRS AS A CWS.
        (4) POSSESS CURRENT VALID, AND/OR UNRESTRICTED LICENSE(S) TO 
PRACTICE MEDICINE, DENTISTRY, OR NURSING, AND SUCH ADDITIONAL HEALTH 
PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGES AS ARE REQUIRED TO PURSUE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING 
IN THE CRITICAL SPECIALTY FOR WHICH ASSISTANCE IS BEING PROVIDED.
        (5) INCUR A TWO YEAR DRILLING RESERVE OBLIGATION FOR EACH YEAR 
OR PARTIAL YEAR IN WHICH STIPEND IS RECEIVED (DRILLING OBLIGATION 
BEGINS IMMEDIATELY UPON COMPLETION OF THE RESIDENCY PROGRAM).
        (6) MUST SERVE SATISFACTORILY IN THE DRILLING RESERVE DURING 
EACH YEAR IN WHICH STIPEND IS RECEIVED AND FOR THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE 
INCURRED OBLIGATION UPON COMPLETION OF RESIDENCY.
        (7) FAILURE TO SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE THE FULL TIME PERIOD OF 
THE RESIDENCY/TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WHICH STIPEND WAS APPROVED, OR, 
FAILURE TO SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE THE REQUIRED SELECTED RESERVE 
SERVICE OBLIGATION INCURRED BY RECEIPT OF STIPEND PAYMENTS WILL RESULT 
IN THE RECOUPMENT OF 100 PERCENT OF ALL STIPEND MONIES PAID.
    D.  MAY BE COMBINED WITH LRP, BUT OBLIGATIONS FOR EACH PROGRAM WILL 
RUN CONSECUTIVELY AND NOT CONCURRENTLY.

10.  ALL INTERESTED PERSONNEL ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR 
LOCAL RESERVE OFFICER RECRUITER TO DETERMINE THEIR ELIGIBILITY.

11.  ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION AND INCENTIVE APPLICATION PROCEDURES.
NAVY RESERVE ACTIVITIES SHALL:
    A.  VERIFY ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICER INCENTIVES FOR NEWLY ASSIGNED 
PERSONNEL PER THIS MESSAGE.  TO EFFECT INCENTIVE ELIGIBILITY 
ESTABLISHMENT, SCAN AND FORWARD A COPY OF THE INCENTIVE WRITTEN 
AGREEMENT TO COMNAVRESFORCOM (N11) VIA E-MAIL TO 
CNRFC_OFFICERBONUS_SHOP(AT)NAVY.MIL.  IF ABILITY TO SCAN IS NOT 
AVAILABLE, SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE.
    B.  COMMAND POINTS OF CONTACT MAY CONTACT COMNAVRESFORCOM (N11) 
OFFICER INCENTIVE PROGRAM SPECIALIST AT 
CNRFC_OFFICERBONUS_SHOP(AT)NAVY.MIL OR (757) 444-3650 FOR ASSISTANCE IN 
DETERMINING AND ESTABLISHING ELIGIBILITY.

12.  POINT OF CONTACT FOR POLICY:  MR. PAUL DOWD, CNRFC N1C21, AT
(817) 782-5040/DSN 739 OR EMAIL AT PAUL.DOWD(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- ALTERNATE POINT OF CONTACT:  YNCS (AW/SW) FOSTER, CNRFC N1C2, AT
(757) 322-2243/DSN 262 OR EMAIL AT CALVIN.FOSTER1(AT)NAVY.MIL.

13.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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