RECRUITING INCENTIVES FOR SELECTED RESERVE OFFICERS

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NAVADMIN 129/09
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SUBJ/RECRUITING INCENTIVES FOR SELECTED RESERVE OFFICERS//


REF/A/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/030116ZNOV07//
REF/B/GENADMIN/COMNAVRESFOR/051100ZOCT00//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 294/07 (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.  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.

2.  THIS NAVADMIN SUPERSEDES REF A AND PROVIDES THE CURRENT LISTING OF 
ELIGIBLE SPECIALTIES FOR SELRES OFFICER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS.

3.  THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS IDENTIFY EACH OFFICER INCENTIVE PROGRAM.
GUIDANCE IN THIS NAVADMIN SUPERSEDES REF B IN ANY AREA WHERE THE TWO 
MAY CONFLICT.  THE FOLLOWING SELECTED RESERVE OFFICER BONUSES/INCENTIVE 
PROGRAMS AND DESIGNATED ELIGIBLE SPECIALTIES FOR EACH PROGRAM ARE 
EFFECTIVE 10 MAY 2009.

4.  OFFICER AFFILIATION BONUS
    A.  ELIGIBLE DESIGNATORS, PAYGRADE, AND SUBSPECIALTY RESTRICTIONS
        (1) CDR AND BELOW:  1135 AND 2105
        (2) LCDR AND BELOW:  1125, 1145, 1315, 1325, 1605, 2205, AND 
5105.
        (3) LCDR AND LT ONLY:  3105
        (4) LT AND BELOW: 1115, 2905, AND 4105
        (5) LCDR ONLY: 1445 AND 1635
	(6) FOR MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS (2305): LT AND BELOW, AND IN ONE OF 
THE FOLLOWING SUBSPECIALTIES:  1800, 1801, 1802, 1804, 1803, 1805, 3110, 
3111, 3112, 3130, OR 1892
    B.  BONUS AMOUNT:  10,000 DOLLARS LUMP SUM.
    C.  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 6, 7, OR 8 BELOW WILL NOT RECEIVE AN AFFILIATION BONUS.

5.  HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONS WHICH THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 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 6, 7, AND 8 BELOW.
    A.  MEDICAL CORPS (2105):
        (1) SUB-SPECIALTY CODE (NON ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION 
DESIGNATION SPECIFIC):  15B0, 15C0, 15H0, 16P0, AND 16X0 (CDR AND
BELOW)
        (2) SSP 15C1 AND 16R1 (AQD SPECIFIC):  6CI, 6RG, 6RP, 6RR AND 
62C (CDR AND BELOW)
    B.  DENTAL CORPS (2205):  SSP 1700 AND 1750. (CDR AND BELOW)
    C.  MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS (2305):  SSP 1840, 1860, AND 1893.
(LCDR AND BELOW)
    D.  NURSE CORPS (2905):  SSP 1930, 1945, 1950, AND 1972. (LCDR AND 
BELOW)

6.  LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (LRP)
    A.  PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 50,000 DOLLARS (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 
PROGRAM).
        (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).

7.  SPECIAL PAY
    A.  SPECIAL PAY AMOUNTS:  25,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR MEDICAL, 
DENTAL CORPS OFFICERS AND NURSE ANESTHETISTS.  10,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR 
FOR MEDICAL SERVICE 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 5.
        (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 A CURRENT VALID AND UNRESTRICTED HEALTH 
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION 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 THE 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 ONE, TWO, OR THREE YEAR DRILLING 
RESERVE OBLIGATION AND MUST SERVE SATISFACTORILY FOR EACH YEAR IN WHICH 
PAYMENTS ARE MADE.

8.  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 1,907 DOLLARS 
PER MONTH.
    C.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
        (1) GRADUATE OF A MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR NURSING SCHOOL OR AN 
ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM LEADING TO A SUBSPECIALTY LISTED IN 
PARAGRAPH 5.
        (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 SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR HEALTH AFFAIRS AS A 
CWS.
        (4) POSSESS A 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.
    D.  MAY BE COMBINED WITH LRP, BUT OBLIGATIONS FOR EACH PROGRAM RUN 
CONSECUTIVELY AND NOT CONCURRENTLY.

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

10.  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 (504) 678-5946 DSN 678 FOR 
ASSISTANCE IN DETERMINING AND ESTABLISHING ELIGIBILITY.

11.  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: CDR KEITH SHOCKLEY, CNRFC N1C2, AT
(757) 322-2243/DSN 262 OR EMAIL AT KEITH.SHOCKLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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