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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 
RETAIN SUFFICIENT ELIGIBLE PILOTS AND NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS THROUGH THE 
DEPARTMENT HEAD MILESTONE.

2.  THE FY-12 ACCP PROGRAM MIRRORS THE FY-11 ACCP PROGRAM WITH THE FOLLOWING 
ADJUSTMENTS:
    A.  DEPARTMENT HEAD RETENTION BONUS ANNUAL RATES HAVE CHANGED FROM FY-11 
ANNUAL RATES IN THE FOLLOWING AVIATION COMMUNITIES AND DESIGNATORS:
HSC - PILOT (INCREASED $5,000/YR)
HSL/HSM - PILOT (REDUCED $5,000/YR)
VAQ - PILOT (INCREASED $10,000/YR)
VAW/VRC - PILOT (INCREASED $5,000/YR), NFO (INCREASED $5,000/YR) VP - NFO 
(INCREASED $5,000/YR)
VQ(P) - PILOT (INCREASED $5,000/YR)
VQ(T) - PILOT (INCREASED $10,000/YR), NFO (INCREASED $10,000/YR)
    B.  DEPARTMENT HEAD RETENTION BONUSES WILL BE PAID IN EQUAL ANNUAL 
INSTALLMENTS.
    C.  COMMAND, AT-SEA, AND ASTRONAUT BONUSES HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

3.  THE FY-12 ACCP PROGRAM CONTINUES THE TIERED BONUS SYSTEM OF PREVIOUS YEARS 
THAT IS TIED DIRECTLY TO FORCE STRUCTURE AND TARGETS INITIAL ELIGIBLE 
AVIATORS.  ANNUAL RATES ARE 5,000 DOLLARS FOR SHORT-TERM AND UP TO 25,000 
DOLLARS FOR LONG-TERM BONUSES.  IN ADDITION, THE FY-12 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-12 OR FY-13.  PAYMENT WILL BEGIN 
WHEN THE OFFICER IS WITHIN ONE YEAR OF COMPLETION OF THE ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE 
OBLIGATION.

4.  FY-12 ACCP APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO 31 AUGUST 12.

5.  FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS, ELIGIBILITY, ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND 
APPLICATION LETTER FORMAT VISIT THE AVIATION OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER WEBSITE 
AT WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/OFFICER/DETAILING/AVIATION 
/OCM/PAGES/ACCP.ASPX.

6.  POINTS OF CONTACT ARE MR. PAUL BOUNDY AT (901) 874-3947/DSN 882 OR VIA E-
MAIL AT PAUL.BOUNDY(AT)NAVY.MIL AND MS. MELINDA WEEDEN AT (901) 874-3964/DSN 
882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT MELINDA.WEEDEN(AT)NAVY.MIL

7.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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