AVIATION DEPARTMENT HEAD RETENTION BONUS PROGRAM

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NAVADMIN 162/17

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SUBJ/AVIATION DEPARTMENT HEAD RETENTION BONUS PROGRAM//



RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus 
(ADHRB) Program for all active component officers with a winging Active Duty 
Service Obligation (ADSO) expiring in FY-

18.  The Aviation Bonus (AvB) program (of which the ADHRB is a subset) 
incentivizes talented, hard-working, career-minded Naval Aviators and Naval 
Flight Officers (NFO) to choose to remain on active duty.

2.  The following bonus amounts are offered to officers with ADSO expiring in 
FY-18.  All contract terms will be 5 years.  The bonus offerings below have 
been fixed for the entirety of the FY-18 ADSO cohorts bonus eligibility 
window, from date of this NAVADMIN until 31 August 2018.  As such, these 
amounts are NOT subject to change next year.  Applications for officers with 
ADSO expiring in FY-18 must be received by 31 August 2018.

HM Pilot        $100,000
HSC Pilot       $75,000
HSL/HSM Pilot   $75,000
VAQ Pilot       $150,000   VAQ NFO       $100,000
VAW/VRC Pilot   $125,000   VAW NFO       $75,000
VFA Pilot       $150,000   VFA NFO       $75,000
VP/VQ(P) Pilot  $75,000    VP/VQ(P) NFO  $75,000
VQ(T) Pilot     $75,000    VQ(T) NFO     $75,000

3.  Aviators that are Weapons Tactics Instructors (WTI) and/or graduates of 
Test Pilot School are eligible to receive an additional $10,000 ($2,000 per 
year of obligated service).

4.  Officers accepting AvB contracts are not precluded from participating in 
the Career Intermission Program (CIP).  Officers interested in both AvB and 
CIP should contact the AvB program manager and their detailer for more 
information.

5.  For specific details, eligibility, and application procedures visit the 
community manager site at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/officer/communitymanagers/Unrestricted/Pages/AviationOCM.aspx

6.  Points of contact for application or contract execution questions are Mr. 
Paul Boundy at (901) 874-3947/DSN 882 paul.boundy(at)navy.mil or Ms. Melinda 
Weeden at (901) 874-3964/DSN 882, melinda.weeden(at)navy.mil.  Point of 
contact for AvB policy is LCDR Trevor Hermann at (901) 874-3484/DSN 882, 
trevor.hermann(at)navy.mil.

7.  This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 
whichever occurs first.

8.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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