MODIFICATION TO NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE ENLISTED AND WARRANT OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS PROGRAM

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SUBJ/MODIFICATION TO NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE ENLISTED AND WARRANT OFFICER 
CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS PROGRAM// 



REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHNGTON DC/081528ZFEB05// REF/B/DOC/PDUSD(PR)/28DEC2010// 
REF/C/DOC/PDUSD(PR)/10JUN2011// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 027/05, SPECWAR 
CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS.  REF B IS THE EXTENSION OF RETENTION 
INCENTIVES FOR SPECIAL OPERATION FORCES.  REF C IS GUIDANCE FOR ADMINISTRATION 
OF NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE (NSW) SENIOR ENLISTED AND WARRANT OFFICER CRITICAL 
SKILLS RETENTION BONUS (CSRB).// 

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES A MODIFICATION TO THE NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE 
(NSW) SENIOR ENLISTED AND WARRANT OFFICER CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS 
(CSRB) PROGRAM AND SUPERSEDES REF A.  AS A PART OF THE STRATEGY THAT SEEKS TO 
RETAIN HIGH-QUALITY SAILORS, THE NAVY HAS EXTENDED THE NSW CSRB TO ELIGIBLE 
SENIOR ENLISTED AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS IN THE NSW COMMUNITY, EFFECTIVE 
UPON RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE .
THE NSW CSRB IS PART OF THE NAVY'S OVERARCHING EFFORT TO SIZE, SHAPE AND 
STABILIZE THE FORCE.

2.  PROGRAM OVERVIEW.  THIS BONUS IS AUTHORIZED UNDER 37 U.S.C. 355.
SPECIFIC CRITICAL NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATIONS (NEC) AND APPROVED AWARD 
LEVELS HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED BY THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.  CHIEF OF 
NAVAL OPERATIONS, NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGER (BUPERS-
324) WILL ACT AS THE NSW CSRB PROGRAM MANAGER.
ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS BONUS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE PROGRAM MANAGER FOR 
PROCESSING AND TRACKING.  BY LAW, A MEMBER MAY RECEIVE NO MORE THAN $200,000 
IN CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS/CONTINUATION BONUS MONIES OVER A CAREER.  
SRB AWARDS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THAT CAP.  THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA STATED IN 
THIS NAVADMIN CAN BE REDUCED AT ANY TIME BY THE PROGRAM MANAGER BASED ON THE 
NEEDS OF THE NSW COMMUNITY.

3.  ELIGIBILITY.  NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE ENLISTED MEMBERS WITH NAVY ENLISTED 
CLASSIFICATIONS 532X, 535X, IN PAYGRADES E7 AND ABOVE, AND CHIEF WARRANT 
OFFICERS WITH DESIGNATORS 7151 AND 7171, WHO HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST 19 YEARS 
OF ACTIVE SERVICE, SHALL BE OFFERED THE NSW CSRB.
FURTHERMORE, APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
    A.  BE SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY IN A REGULAR COMPONENT;
    B.  HAVE THE COMMANDING OFFICER'S FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION
    FOR RECEIPT
OF NSW CSRB;
    C.  MEMBERS UNDER AN EXISTING CSRB CONTRACT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE
    TO
RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL CSRB FOR SERVICE OUTLINED IN ORIGINAL CONTRACT 
AGREEMENT.

4.  NSW CSRB CONTRACT LENGTHS, PAYMENTS AND ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATIONS 
ARE OUTLINED BELOW.
    A.  THE NSW CSRB IS PHASED ACROSS THREE ZONES.  MEMBERS WILL
    BE PAID A
FIXED AMOUNT PER YEAR OF SERVICE.  IF MEMBER SERVES A PARTIAL YEAR, THAT YEAR 
WILL BE PRORATED AS PER THAT YEAR'S BONUS AMOUNT.
        (1) PHASE ONE NSW CSRB.  MEMBER MUST BE CWO 7151/7171
        OR SO/SB E7
SELECT OR ABOVE TO APPLY FOR A PHASE ONE BONUS.  PHASE ONE CORRESPONDS WITH
E7 HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) AND ENCOMPASSES 19 THROUGH 24 YEARS OF SERVICE.
MEMBERS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE UP TO $100,000 IN RETENTION 
BONUSES FOR PHASE I CONTRACTS.  AT A MINIMUM, MEMBER MUST CONTRACT OUT THROUGH 
21 YEARS OF SERVICE.  SPECIFIC BONUS AMOUNTS ARE GRADUATED PER YEAR OF 
SERVICE.
YEAR OF SERVICE        BONUS AMOUNT
19+                $10,000
20+                $15,000
21+                $20,000
22+                $25,000
23+                $30,000
        (2) PHASE TWO NSW CSRB.  MEMBER MUST BE CWO 7151/7171
        OR SO/SB E8
SELECT OR ABOVE TO APPLY FOR A PHASE TWO BONUS.  PHASE TWO CORRESPONDS WITH
E8 HYT AND ENCOMPASSES 24 THROUGH 26 YEARS OF SERVICE.  MEMBERS WILL HAVE THE 
OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE UP TO $60,000 IN RETENTION BONUSES FOR PHASE II 
CONTRACTS.  PHASE II CSRB IS PAID AT A FLAT RATE OF $30,000 PER YEAR OF 
SERVICE.
YEAR OF SERVICE        BONUS AMOUNT
24+                $30,000
25+                 $30,000
        (3) PHASE THREE NSW CSRB.  MEMBER MUST BE CWO 7151
        /7171 OR SO/SB E9
SELECT OR ABOVE TO APPLY FOR A PHASE THREE BONUS.  PHASE THREE CORRESPONDS 
WITH E9 HYT AND ENCOMPASSES 26 THROUGH 30 YEARS OF SERVICE.  MEMBERS WILL HAVE 
THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE UP TO $48,000 IN RETENTION BONUSES FOR PHASE III 
CONTRACTS.  PHASE III CSRB IS PAID AT A FLAT RATE OF $12,000 PER YEAR OF 
SERVICE, PROVIDED THE MEMBER HAS NOT YET REACHED THE LIFETIME CSRB CAP OF 
$200,000.
YEAR OF SERVICE        BONUS AMOUNT
26+                $12,000
27+                $12,000
28+                $12,000
29+                $12,000
    B.  NSW CSRB CONTRACTS SHALL BE FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO AND
    MAXIMUM OF SEVEN
YEARS.  MEMBERS UNDER CSRB CONTRACT WILL NOT SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR RETIREMENT 
OR TENDER A RESIGNATION WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE THAT IS PRIOR TO COMPLETION OF 
THE AGREEMENT.  ENLISTED MEMBERS MUST REENLIST OR EXTEND THEIR ENLISTMENT 
CONTRACT (EAOS) FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST ONE YEAR.  QUALIFIED MEMBERS MAY 
REENLIST FOR 6 YEARS AND SIMULTANEOUSLY SIGN A 12 MONTH EXTENSION TO MAXIMIZE 
THE 7 YEAR NSW CSRB OPPORTUNITY.  MEMBERS ARE AUTHORIZED EARLY REENLISTMENT IN 
ORDER TO ALIGN CSRB AND REENLISTMENT CONTRACTS.  REENLISTMENTS AND EXTENSIONS 
MAY BE COMBINED TO ALIGN SERVICE DATES FOR MAXIMUM OPPORTUNITY.
    C.  A MEMBER MAY ENTER INTO A CONTRACT THAT INCLUDES MORE
    THAN ONE PHASE
IF ELIGIBLE FOR EACH PHASE.
    D.  HYT DATES ARE FIRM AND HYT WAIVER REQUESTS WILL NOT BE
    CONSIDERED
DURING THE NSW CSRB APPLICATION PROCESS.  MEMBERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CSRB 
PAYMENTS PAST THEIR HYT DATE.

5.  PROGRAM EXECUTION.
    A.  MEMBERS SHOULD SUBMIT REQUEST LETTER FOR NSW CSRB TO THE
    PROGRAM
MANAGER 60 TO 180 DAYS PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO A NSW CSRB CONTRACT VIA THEIR 
CHAIN OF COMMAND.
    B.  UPON ACCEPTANCE OF A MEMBER'S AGREEMENT BY THE PROGRAM
    MANAGER, THE
AMOUNT OF THE BONUS BECOMES FIXED AND THE MEMBER INCURS A FIRM SERVICE 
OBLIGATION.
    C.  SERVICE MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE THE BONUS IN A LUMP SUM
    PAYMENT,
EFFECTIVE FROM THE DATE OF CONTRACT EXECUTION.
    D.  AS MEMBERS TRANSFER FROM THE LEGACY CSRB PROGRAM TO THE
    REVISED
PROGRAM OUTLINED IN THIS NAVADMIN, WAIVERS REGARDING THE TWO YEAR MINIMUM 
REENLISTMENT WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE PROGRAM MANAGER.
    E.  CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS REQUESTS FOR PERSONNEL
    WHO ARE
BEING PROCESSED FOR NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION REMOVAL OR RESTORATION WILL 
BE HELD IN ABEYANCE PENDING FINAL RESOLUTION.

6.  IF OPERATIONAL COMMITMENTS LIMIT THE ABILITY TO SUBMIT CRITICAL SKILLS 
RETENTION BONUS APPLICATIONS VIA THIS MANNER, COMMANDS SHOULD SUBMIT REQUESTS 
THROUGH THEIR IMMEDIATE SUPERIOR IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND, WHO CAN SUBMIT THE 
REQUEST TO THE PROGRAM MANAGER.

7.  CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS APPROVAL WILL NOT CURRENTLY UPDATE THE 
DEFENSE JOINT MILITARY PAY SYSTEM OF THE SAILOR'S INTENT TO REENLIST.  UNTIL 
DEFENSE JOINT MILITARY PAY SYSTEM CAN BE PROGRAMMED TO ACCEPT CRITICAL SKILLS 
RETENTION BONUS REENLISTMENT PAYMENTS, MANUAL PROCESSING IS REQUIRED.  PAYMENT 
SHOULD POST TO THE MEMBER'S ACCOUNT BY THE SECOND PAY PERIOD FOLLOWING THE DAY 
THE CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS PROGRAM MANAGER RECEIVES NOTIFICATION OF 
REENLISTMENT OR CWO LETTER OF INTENT.  MASTER MILITARY PAY ACCOUNT
(MMPA) MUST
REFLECT CONTRACT OR OBLIGATED SERVICE FOR ENLISTED MEMBERS AND TAX -FREE 
STATUS (IF APPLICABLE) MUST POST TO MMPA FOR BOTH ENLISTED AND OFFICERS PRIOR 
TO FINAL SUBMISSION.

8.  THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED:
    A.  60-180 DAYS PRIOR TO CONTRACT:
        (1)  MEMBERS LETTER REQUESTING A NSW CSRB CONTRACT.
        (2)  COMMANDING OFFICERS ENDORSEMENT LETTER.
    C.  PRIOR TO PAYMENT MEMBERS WILL SUBMIT A COPY OF
    REENLISTMENT CONTRACT
AND/OR EXTENSION AGREEMENT WITH PROOF OF TAX FREE STATUS IF APPLICABLE.

9.  POINTS OF CONTACT FOR POLICY:
- SEAL & SWCC ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGER, CDR B. RANDALL,
E-MAIL:  BARTLEY.RANDALL(AT)NAVY.MIL OR PHONE:  (901) 874-2858
- OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER, CDR D. EVENSON, E-MAIL:  DARIN.EVENSON 
(AT)NAVY.MIL OR PHONE (703) 614-8327
- ASSISTANT OCM, MARGARETHE FULLER, E-MAIL:  MARGARETHE.FULLER(AT )NAVY.MIL
- NSW FORCE CAREER COUNSELOR AT (619) 437-5764 OR (703) 614-2673 10.  RELEASED 
BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// BT
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