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SUBJ/RENEWAL OF NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE CRITICAL SKILLS ACCESSION BONUS FOR
CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS IN DESIGNATORS 7151 AND 7171//
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 206/13, RENEWAL OF NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE CRITICAL
SKILLS ACCESSION BONUS FOR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS IN DESIGNATORS 7151 AND
7171. REF B IS TITLE 37, U.S. CODE, PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF THE UNIFORMED
SERVICES. REF C IS DOD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION 7000.14, VOLUME 7A,
CHAPTER 2, REPAYMENT OF UNEARNED PORTION OF BONUSES AND OTHER BENEFITS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN cancels reference (a) and announces the renewal and
restructuring of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Critical Skills Accession
Bonus (CSAB) for chief warrant officers (CWO) in designators 7151 and 7171.
Accessing NSW CWOs is a priority for the Navy. The NSW CSAB is part of the
Navy's overarching effort to size, shape, and stabilize the NSW force.
Special Warfare Operators or Special Warfare Boat Operators selected for CWO
that meet the eligibility criteria in this NAVADMIN may apply.
2. Per reference (b), section 324 authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to
offer officer accession bonus payments to commissioned officers with critical
skills as designated by the Secretary of Defense. The Deputy Chief of Naval
Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education (OPNAV (N1)) has
been delegated authority to administer the NSW CSAB program. The NSW Officer
Community Manager (OCM) will act as program manager and exercise management
control of the NSW CSAB paid to members as an accession incentive.
3. CWO selectees may apply for a bonus level of $45,000.00 for accepting a
commission and serving on active duty in designators 7151 and 7171 for a
four-year obligated service period after commissioning. All applicants for
this bonus program must submit an application through their commanding
officer to the NSW OCM for approval, processing, and tracking. The
eligibility criteria stated in this NAVADMIN can be changed at any time by
the program manager if a bonus reduction is warranted based on the needs of
the NSW community.
4. Program Eligibility:
a. Applicants must be active-duty service members selected by a CWO
selection board for commissioning in designators 7151 or 7171.
b. Selectees who accept an appointment to CWO, and who are currently on
a NSW Critical Skills Retention Bonus contract, will be ineligible to receive
or apply for a NSW CSAB.
c. Applicants must have their commanding officers endorsement.
5. Qualified applicants will receive a $45,000.00 bonus, and will incur a 4
year active-duty service obligation from date of commission.
6. Program Execution:
a. Members should submit their request letter for the NSW CSAB to the
program manager 30 days prior to entering into a NSW CSAB contract via their
chain of command.
b. Upon acceptance of a member's agreement, 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.
7. Application Process:
a. Eligible NSW CWO selectees may apply for NSW CSAB via their
commanding officer. Applications can be sent via e-mail to
seal_ocm(at)navy.mil. Encrypted e-mail is preferred. Submit applications by
ATTN: NSW Officer Community Manager (BUPERS 311D)
701 S Courthouse Road, Bldg 12, Room 3R035
Arlington, VA 22204
b. The following documents are required:
(1) Member's application requesting a NSW CSAB contract;
(2) Commanding officer's endorsement letter.
8. Repayment policy is governed by reference (b), section 303(a) and
reference (c). A member of the uniformed services who enters into a written
agreement with specified service conditions for receipt of a bonus is
entitled to the full amount of the bonus if the member fulfills the
conditions of that written agreement. If the member fails to fulfill the
service conditions specified in the written agreement for the pay, then the
pay may be terminated and the member may be required to repay an amount equal
to the unearned portion of the pay.
9. Point of contact is NSW OCM who can be reached at (703) 604-5064/664 or
via e-mail seal_ocm(at)navy.mil.
10. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//