R 301158Z OCT 14 PSN 931466H29
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/FLIGHT HOUR VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR CONDITIONAL AVIATION CAREER
INCENTIVE PAY AND HAZARDOUS DUTY INCENTIVE PAY FOR FLYING//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/OCT//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 7220.18, AVIATION CAREER INCENTIVE PAY.
REF B IS DOD 7000.14-R, VOL. 7A, CHAPTER 22, AVIATION INCENTIVE PAYS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the FY-14 flight hour verification process
for conditional Aviation Career Incentive Pay (ACIP) and Hazardous Duty
Incentive Pay for Flying (HDIP-F). Per reference (a), all recipients of
conditional ACIP or HDIP-F are required to track flight hours per month, and
report them to Navy Personnel Command (NPC) ACIP Program Manager (PERS-435).
Commanding officers and other reporting seniors are responsible for verifying
the accuracy and completeness of flight hour verification letters for
officers under their charge, and reporting such by endorsing verification
letters on command letterhead. Templates for the reporting senior*s
endorsement, as well as an example of the verification letter, can be found
in reference (a). A downloadable pre-formatted template for the verification
letter is also available on the NPC ACIP website at
2. Conditional ACIP may be paid to those aeronautically designated officers
in the following categories:
a. Aeromedical officers.
b. Aviation officers who would otherwise be eligible for continuous ACIP
but have not met the months of operational flying requirements at the 12-year
or 18-year gate.
c. Aviation officers, O-6 and below, with more than 25 years of aviation
3. In order to be eligible for conditional ACIP, an officer must be under
orders to Duty in a Flying Status Involving Operational or Training Flights
(DIFOPS), must occupy a billet designated XXX1 or XXX2 (a DIFOPS billet), and
must fly the minimum hours prescribed in reference (b).
4. HDIP-F may be paid to non-aeronautically designated officers and
aeronautically designated Flag officers required by competent orders to
participate in regular and frequent aerial flights as crew or non-crew
members. HDIP-F eligibility requires a non-aeronautically designated officer
to be under orders to duty involving flying as a technical observer. An
aeronautically designated Flag officer must be under DIFOPS orders to
maintain HDIP-F eligibility. All must fly the minimum hours prescribed in
reference (b). Officers entitled to ACIP are not entitled to HDIP-F.
5. Any officer who received any conditional ACIP or HDIP-F payment during
FY-14 is required to provide total flight hours, by month, from 1 October
2013 through 30 September 2014 to PERS-435 no later than 31 December 2014.
Required format for flight hour submissions and commanding officer
endorsement letters are located in reference (a). If a member did not
complete the minimum flight hour requirements as established in reference
(b), unearned ACIP/HDIP-F will be recouped. Underpayments will also be
corrected. If no flight hours are submitted by 31 December 2014, the
officer*s entitlement to ACIP or HDIP-F will stop and he or she will forfeit
the entire FY-14 entitlement to conditional ACIP or HDIP-F. The repayment
process of the ACIP received will be initiated as applicable. It is the
responsibility of each individual recipient of conditional ACIP/HDIP-F to
ensure that the flight hour verification letter and endorsement are completed
in accordance with reference (a), to deliver them on time by mail/e-mail/fax
to PERS-435, and to verify that they have been received by PERS-435 (see e-
mail contacts below).
6. Members shall send original flight hour submissions and command
endorsements by mail to:
Commander, Navy Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-4300
Submission of backup copies via e-mail or fax is authorized to ensure receipt
by PERS-435, but hardcopy of the original documents must be submitted to the
address above. E-mail submissions should be made to Mr. Paul Boundy at
firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Mindy Weeden at email@example.com. If e-
mail is not possible, please fax submissions to (901) 874-2721/2756,
7. Once flight hours are received, verification of hours flown and monthly
entitlement(s) earned will be calculated by PERS-435.
Overpayment and underpayment cases will be forwarded to Defense Financing and
Accounting Service for appropriate corrective action.
Negotiation of repayment plans for recoupment may be discussed directly with
the member*s servicing personnel support detachment.
Verification of flight hours in FY-13 and earlier will not be accepted.
8. Point of contact for ACIP and HDIP-F policy is LCDR Gregory Jonic (PERS-
435), at (901) 874-3484/DSN 882 or via e-mail at gregory.jonic(at)navy.mil.
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//