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 002/12, RECRUITING INCENTIVES FOR SELECTED RESERVE 
OFFICERS.  REF (B) IS RESPERS M-1001.5 NAVY RESERVE PERSONNEL MANUAL.  REF 
(C) IS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR HEALTH AFFAIRS (ASD (HA)) 
MEMORANDUM DESIGNATING FY 2012-2013 RESERVE COMPONENT WARTIME HEALTH CARE 
SPECIALTIES WITH CRITICAL SHORTAGES.  REF (D) IS DOD 7000.14-R, DOD FINANCIAL 
MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS, VOL. 7A.

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces recruiting incentives for Selected Reserve 
(SELRES) officers.  This message supersedes ref (a), provides the current 
listing of eligible specialties for SELRES officer recruiting incentive 
programs effective immediately, and remains in effect until superseded.  This 
message also updates ref (b).  Applicants who received a 
quota/precertification (PRECERT) prior to this message and have not been 
commissioned and affiliated as of the release of this message are subject to 
the requirements of this message.  Applicants whose designator and/or 
subspecialty are no longer listed or no longer eligible for the incentive for 
which a quota/PRECERT was previously issued are no longer eligible, and any 
previous quota/PRECERT is rescinded.


2.  To ensure operational effectiveness today and into the future, our Navy 
must attract the highest quality officers possible.  A vigorous recruiting 
plan, governed by ref (c), 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 of the Selected Reserve Officer 
Bonus/Incentive Programs and provide lists of eligible designators, 
subspecialties (SSPs), and paygrades for each program.  
Throughout this message, the term "Selected Reserve" indicates a member 
drilling in an inactive duty training (IDT) pay status in the Navy Reserve.  
The effective date for all incentives described herein is the affiliation 
date in the Selected Reserve.

4.  Officer Affiliation Bonus
    a.  This bonus is for prior service Navy veterans (NAVET) and other 
service veterans (OSVET).  Direct Commission Officers (DCOs) are not eligible 
for this bonus.  (See Officer Accession Bonus in para 5). 
    b.  Eligibility criteria: 
        (1) Have no current contractual obligations for receipt of any other 
incentive or educational assistance per chapter 56 of ref (d).
        (2) Must have satisfactorily completed any required active duty 
obligated service. 
        (3) Must not have served in the Selected Reserve of the 
Navy Reserve at any time in the previous 12 months.        
        (4) Must affiliate in the Selected Reserve for a minimum of three 
years and maintain satisfactory participation 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) Members electing a critical skill shortage healthcare incentive 
contained in paras 7 through 9 cannot also receive an affiliation bonus.
        (6) Affiliation bonuses are $10,000 lump sum payments, less taxes.
        (7) Members who voluntarily enter active duty in the Navy Reserve as 
Canvasser Recruiters (CANREC) or Full Time Support (FTS) are subject to 
restrictions in ref (b), Section 311.
    c.  Eligible designators, paygrades and SSPs:
Designator  Paygrade            SSP
1115        LCDR and LT only    N/A
1125        LCDR and LT only    N/A
1135        CDR and Below       N/A
1145        LCDR and LT only    N/A
1205        LCDR only           N/A
1315        LCDR and LT only    N/A
1325        LCDR and LT only    N/A
1445        LCDR only           N/A
1515        LCDR and LT only    N/A
1525        LCDR only           N/A
1655        LT only             N/A
1805        LCDR only           N/A
1825        LCDR only           N/A
1835        LCDR only           N/A
2105        LCDR and LT only    Any
2205        LCDR and Below      1700, 1725, 1750
2505        LCDR only           N/A
2305        LCDR and Below      Any
2905        LCDR and Below      Any
3105        LCDR only           N/A
4105        LCDR and LT only    N/A
5105        LCDR and LT only    N/A

5.  Officer Accession Bonus 
    a.  This incentive is for members commissioned for the first time in the 
armed forces as a DCO in specific healthcare professional designators only. 
    b.  Eligibility criteria: 
       (1) Must be qualified and applying for an appointment as a designated 
medical Corps, dental Corps, medical service Corps, or nurse corps officer in 
the Selected Reserve. 
       (2) 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 designators for which this 
bonus is authorized. 
       (3) Must agree to serve in the Selected Reserve for a minimum of three 
years and maintain satisfactory participation each year.  
Failure to satisfactorily complete the required obligated period will result 
in termination of bonus eligibility and recoupment of a pro-rated amount of 
monies received. 
       (4) A member who elects to receive a Critical Skill Shortage Specialty 
Healthcare Incentive contained in paras 7 through 9 cannot also receive an 
Accession Bonus.
       (5) All Accession Bonuses are $10,000 lump sum payments, less 
applicable taxes.
       (6) Members who voluntarily enter active duty in the CANRECs or FTS 
are subject to restrictions in ref (b), Section 311.
    c.  Eligible designators, paygrades and SSPs: 
Designator      Paygrade                   SSP
2105            CDR, LCDR, and LT only         Any
2205            CDR, LCDR, and LT only         1750 
2205            LCDR and LT only           1700
2305            LCDR and Below             Any
2905            LCDR, LT and LTJG only     Any

6.  Healthcare profession specialties which the Assistant Secretary of 
Defense (Health Affairs) (ASD (HA)) has determined to be critically short are 
referred to as critical shortage specialties (CSS) and are provided by ref 
(c).  The following table lists incentive eligibility for each CSS designator 
and SSP for special pay, stipend, and loan repayment programs (LRP). 
Designator  SSP         Paygrade          
2105        15BX        CDR and Below       
2105        15CX        CDR and Below
2105        15DX        CDR and Below
2105        15HX        CDR and Below
2105        16PX        CDR and Below
2105        16QX        LCDR and LT only       
2105        16XX        CDR and Below
2205        1700        LT only
2205        1725        CDR and Below
2205        1750        CDR and Below
2305        1800        LCDR and Below
2305        1805        LCDR and Below
2305        1860        LCDR and Below
2905        1910        LCDR and Below
2905        1930        LCDR, LT and LTJG only      
2905        1950        LCDR, LT and LTJG only      
2905        1960        LCDR, LT and LTJG only      
2905        1972        LCDR and Below
2905        1973        LCDR and Below
2905        1981        LCDR and Below
Note:  Where the letter x is the last character of a SSP code, it indicates 
any character is acceptable in that place.

7.  Special Pay
    a.  Eligibility criteria: 
        (1) Must be a graduate of an accredited school of medicine, 
dentistry, nursing program, or an accredited educational program in an 
eligible specialty in para 6 above. 
        (2) Have not previously received this incentive in any branch of the 
armed forces.
        (3) Have no current contractual obligations for receipt of any other 
affiliation bonus, accession bonus or financial assistance per chapter 56 of 
ref (d). 
        (4) Be a commissioned medical, dental, medical service, or Nurse 
Corps officer affiliating with a unit or position in the Selected Reserve and 
who have fulfilled their active duty service obligation (if any); or 
        (5) Be qualified and applying for an appointment as a commissioned 
officer designated as a medical, dental, medical service, or nurse corps 
officer in the Selected Reserve. 
        (6) Must possess current valid and unrestricted health professional 
license(s)/certification(s) and such additional credentials and privileges as 
required to practice in the critical specialty for which special pay is 
authorized.
        (7) Be fully qualified in a CSS for which bonus program participation 
is approved. 
        (8) Have not served in the Selected Reserve of the Navy Reserve in an 
IDT pay status at any time in the previous 12 months.
        (9) Must elect to serve in the Selected Reserve for a three year 
obligation and must maintain satisfactory participation 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 in the year of unsatisfactory participation. 
    b.  Special Pay designators, SSPs and amount per year:  
Designator  SSP                            Special Pay Amount/Year
2105        15BX, 15CX, 15DX, 15HX         $25,000
2205        1750                           $25,000
2105        16PX, 16QX, 16XX               $15,000
2205        1700, 1725                     $15,000
2305        1805                           $15,000
2905        1950, 1972, 1973               $15,000
2305        1800, 1860                     $10,000
2905        1910, 1930, 1960, 1981         $10,000

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 medical service corps allied health 
profession.  Members are entitled to receive a monthly stipend payment for 
each month of their training program.  
    b.  Eligibility criteria: 
        (1) Be a graduate of a medical, dental, or nursing school or an 
accredited educational program leading to a subspecialty listed in para 6 
above. 
        (2) Must be appointed, designated, or assigned as a medical, dental, 
medical service, or nurse corps officer in the selected reserve.
        (3) Must 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. 
        (4) Must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in a program per 
para 8.a. that will lead to qualification in a designated CSS by the ASD 
(HA).
        (5) Must elect to receive a stipend for the entire program period, or 
entire remaining program period if already enrolled.  Partial receipt for 
less than the full program period is not authorized. 
        (6) Must maintain satisfactory participation in the Selected Reserve 
during each year in which a stipend is received. 
    c.  Shall incur a one year selected reserve obligation for each six 
months or portion thereof in which stipend is received per ref (d). This 
obligation shall begin immediately upon completion of the residency or 
accredited training program and member must maintain satisfactory 
participation in the selected reserve for the entire obligated period. 
    d.  Stipend and training in medical specialty (TMS) relationship:
        (1) Eligible members approved by their BUMED Reserve Affairs Officer 
to participate in the TMS drill option are not required to also participate 
in the stipend program.
        (2) TMS participation is not a CNRFC requirement to receive stipend.  
        (3) Stipend and TMS service obligations run concurrently, vice 
consecutively (minimum three years if stipend obligation is less than TMS 
three year obligation).
    e.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the full period of the program for 
which stipend was approved, or, failure to satisfactorily complete the 
selected reserve service obligation incurred by receipt of stipend payments 
will result in stipend program eligibility termination and recoupment of 
stipend payments per ref (d). 
    f.  If eligible, may be combined with LRP, however, obligations for each 
program will run consecutively and not concurrently.  Stipend obligation 
begins after receipt of the final LRP installment.
    g.  Stipend amount:  The current monthly amount is $2,122 (monthly amount 
increases annually on 1 July per ref (d)).

9.  LRP
    a.  Maximum total incentive of $50,000 (maximum of $20,000 in a single 
year) toward outstanding loans used to obtain certification in a CSS.  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 qualified program per para 8.a. that will lead to a 
qualification in a CSS, designated as critical per ref (c) prior to 
repayment.  Members who have completed one year of residency can apply, as 
they will have two years completed prior to the first payment. 
        (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 CSS for which loan 
repayment participation is authorized; or have completed at least two years 
of the approved program for that specialty. 
        (3) Must not currently be a member of the selected reserve and must 
not have any contractual agreement for any other incentive program per ref 
(d).  Exception:  Members requesting LRP based on participation in a 
residency or approved training program to qualify for a specialty listed in 
para 6 must also agree to participate in the ready reserve healthcare 
professionals stipend program (service obligations will run consecutively).
        (4) Serve satisfactorily in the selected reserve for each year in 
which loan repayment is made (LRP payments are made at the end of each 
satisfactory year of service).  Failure to maintain satisfactory 
participation will make member ineligible for loan repayment.  

10.  All interested personnel are highly encouraged to contact their local 
reserve officer recruiter to determine their eligibility. 

11.  Quota/PRECERT application procedures
    a.  Recruiters shall:
        (1) Request incentive quota/PRECERT from CNRFC Officer Incentives 
Division prior to applicant's affiliation date.
        (2) Submit a NAVCRUIT Form 1143/31 via the upload link located on the 
Navy Reserve homeport officer incentives page at: 
https://private.navyreserve.Navy.mil/cnrfc/n-codes/n1/n1/cnrfc_n112a/
pages/n112a.aspx.
    b.  Career Transition Office (CTO) Transition Assistants shall:
        (1) Request incentive quota/PRECERT from CNRFC Officer Incentives 
Division prior to applicant's affiliation date.
        (2) Notify CNRFC Officer Incentives Division via email of 
quota/PRECERT request in HP Trim Records Management System.
    c.  CNRFC Officer Incentives Division shall:
        (1) Review quota/PRECERT applications for basic eligibility 
requirements.
        (2) Issue quota/PRECERT number and provide applicable incentive 
written agreement(s) to recruiter or transition assistant. 

12.  Eligibility verification and incentive application procedures.
    a.  NRAs shall verify eligibility for officer incentives for newly 
assigned personnel per this message.
    b.  NRA incentive coordinators shall scan and upload a signed incentive 
written agreement and supporting documents as required using the "Upload 
Officer Incentive Packages And Supporting Documents" link located on the Navy 
Reserve homeport officer incentives page at: 
https://private.navyreserve.Navy.mil/cnrfc/n-codes/n1/ cnrfc_n112a/ 
pages/n112a.aspx.  
    c.  Recruiters, CTO or NRAs 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 or 
submitting documents. 
    d.  Issuance of a quota/PRECERT does not imply an incentive guarantee.  A 
quota/PRECERT certifies that if a member meets final eligibility 
requirements, funds are available to pay the incentive.
    e.  If a subsequent NAVADMIN updates eligible specialties or payment 
amounts after issuance of a quota/PRECERT and prior to the member's 
commissioning and affiliation, the member's quota/PRECERT must be reissued 
following the requirements of the new message.
    f.  If ref (c) is superseded while this NAVADMIN is in effect, 
specialties listed in para 6 that do not appear on the FY-14 through
15 ASD (HA) will no longer be eligible for the incentives offered in paras 7 
through 9 and any outstanding quotas/PRECERTS will be cancelled.

13.  Point of contact for policy is Mr. James Johnson, CNRFC N1C21, at
(757) 322-2244/DSN 262 or via e-mail at james.p.johnson(at)navy.mil. 

14.  Released by Vice Admiral S. R. Van Buskirk, N1.//
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