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Navy Active Duty FY-20 Aviation Bonuses

NAVADMIN 022/20

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Published: January 27, 2020
Updated: January 27, 2020

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RMKS/1. As part of the ongoing transformation efforts of the Navy for a modernized pay and personnel system under Sailor 2025, this NAVADMIN announces the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB), and Aviation Command Retention Bonus (ACRB) updates for the Active Component (AC).

2. AC ADHRB
a. The AC ADHRB eligibility criterion includes selection for Lieutenant Commander (LCDR). The FY-20 ADHRB is intended for officers selected for promotion to LCDR in the FY-20 LCDR statutory board. These officers will be considered for department head in the FY-21 Aviation Department Head Screen Board (ADHSB) scheduled to convene in April 2020. Additionally, eligible officers must have an active-duty service obligation (ADSO) associated with undergraduate flight training ending in FY-19 or later. The application opportunity commences with the release of this NAVADMIN and closes on 31 August 2020.
b. Contracts are offered with either a 3 or 5 year obligation that begins upon the expiration of the officers winging ADSO or contract approval, whichever is later. The intent is to provide flexibility when making career decisions and to encourage officers to fulfill a department head tour and continue naval service.
c. The Navy values an early commitment and a 5 year obligation. An officer who submits a 5 year contract prior to the ADHSB results being published will receive the maximum annual rate specific to their type/model/series and designator (T/M/S+D). If an officer prefers a 3 year contract or wishes to wait until the ADHSB selection/slate results are public, the ADHRB annual amount reduces by $5,000 per year.
d. While all aviators who complete milestone assignments are equally valued, specific T/M/S+D rates vary according to respective community inventory health. Those communities experiencing the greatest retention challenges are incentivized with the highest rates. AC ADHRB retention bonus pay rates for FY-20 include:

5 year obligation, early rate:
HM Pilot                        $35,000/year ($175,000 total)
HSC Pilot                       $25,000/year ($125,000 total)
HSM Pilot                       $25,000/year ($125,000 total)
VAQ Pilot                       $35,000/year ($175,000 total)
VAQ NFO                         $15,000/year ($75,000 total)
VAW Pilot                       $25,000/year ($125,000 total)
VAW NFO                         $15,000/year ($75,000 total)
VRC/VRM Pilot                   $35,000/year ($175,000 total)
VFA Pilot                       $35,000/year ($175,000 total)
VFA NFO                         $15,000/year ($75,000 total)
VP/VQ(P) Pilot                  $25,000/year ($125,000 total)
VP/VQ(P) NFO                    $10,000/year ($50,000 total)
VQ(T) Pilot                     $25,000/year ($125,000 total)
VQ(T) NFO                       $15,000/year ($75,000 total)
5 year obligation, standard rate:
HM Pilot                        $30,000/year ($150,000 total)
HSC Pilot                       $20,000/year ($100,000 total)
HSM Pilot                       $20,000/year ($100,000 total)
VAQ Pilot                       $30,000/year ($150,000 total)
VAQ NFO                         $10,000/year ($50,000 total)
VAW Pilot                       $20,000/year ($100,000 total)
VAW NFO                         $10,000/year  ($50,000 total)
VRC/VRM Pilot                   $30,000/year ($150,000 total)
VFA Pilot                       $30,000/year ($150,000 total)
VFA NFO                         $10,000/year ($50,000 total)
VP/VQ(P) Pilot                  $20,000/year ($100,000 total)
VP/VQ(P) NFO                    $5,000/year ($25,000 total)
VQ(T) Pilot                     $20,000/year ($100,000 total)
VQ(T) NFO                       $10,000/year ($50,000 total)
3 year obligation:
HM Pilot                        $30,000/year ($90,000 total)
HSC Pilot                       $20,000/year ($60,000 total)
HSM Pilot                       $20,000/year ($60,000 total)
VAQ Pilot                       $30,000/year ($90,000 total)
VAQ NFO                         $10,000/year ($30,000 total)
VAW Pilot                       $20,000/year ($60,000 total)
VAW NFO                         $10,000/year ($30,000 total)
VRC/VRM Pilot                   $30,000/year ($90,000 total)
VFA Pilot                       $30,000/year ($90,000 total)
VFA NFO                         $10,000/year ($30,000 total)
VP/VQ(P) Pilot                  $20,000/year ($60,000 total)
VP/VQ(P) NFO                    $5,000/year ($15,000 total)
VQ(T) Pilot                     $20,000/year ($60,000 total)
VQ(T) NFO                       $10,000/year ($30,000 total)

3. AC ACRB
a. ACRB applicants must have screened on the FY-20 Aviation Command Screen Board (ACSB) as commanding officer (CO) of an eligible operational, operational training or special mission commander command in order to apply. Eligible commands are those for which the annual ACSB selects officers to serve as CO, excluding second-in-grade, sequential, bonus or fleet replacement squadron commands. Consult the FY-20 ACRB program information for specific eligibility criteria and limitations. The application opportunity commences with the release of this NAVADMIN and closes on 31 August 2020.
b. All FY-20 ACRB contracts will be worth $100,000. All eligible officers will receive an initial payment of $34,000 and two-anniversary payments of $33,000. Participation in the FY-20 ACRB obligates contractees to 3 years of obligated service to include full completion of a post command commander (PCC) tour, which may be between 24 and 36 months depending on assignment. ACRB obligation ends after 22 years of commissioned service, the projected rotation date of the assigned PCC tour or 3 years from contract acceptance date, whichever is later. ACRB applications for those currently under ADHRB obligations will be accepted, held in abeyance and activated upon ADHRB contract expiration.

4. Additional Aviation Bonus (AvB) Information
a. 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.
b. For further AvB details, eligibility and application procedures, visit MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/pay-and-benefits.

5. AvB points of contact. For application questions, please contact Ms. Melinda Weeden at (901) 874-3964/DSN 882-3964, or via e- mail at melinda.weeden(at)navy.mil or Mr. Paul Boundy at (901) 874- 947/DSN 882-3947, or via e-mail at paul.boundy(at)navy.mil. For policy questions, please contact the AvB Program Manager at (901) 874-3484, DSN 882-3484, or via e-mail at avipandavb(at)navy.mil.

6. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//

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